Beccles Food & Drink Festival Day 2023

Here are the main pieces of information you will need to have a great day at our event. (Click on title for link)

The Grazing Trail below shows you where the stalls and other activities are happening.

The Stallholders List shows who is attending this year

The Entertainment  shows the timings for our Children’s activities.

The Music Schedule indicates the acts, locations and timings.

The Event Map shows the locations of the Festival on a street map of Beccles 

Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2023 Grazing Trail Map

Home Farm Gin

2024 Stallholders List

Find below a list of this year’s stalls with symbols indicating if they have  Hot Food, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan  options.

Click on company name for link to website

STALL:  1+2

COMPANY: Deans Beans




PRODUCTS:  Wine, Mead & Liqueurs


COMPANY: Norton’s Dairy

PRODUCTS:  Milk, Soft Cheese and Yoghurt


COMPANY: Simon’s Table

PRODUCTS:  Preserves, Shortbread, Gin Liqueur


PRODUCTS:  Chilli Sauces


COMPANY: Waveney Foodbank

PRODUCTS:  Charity Donations


PRODUCTS:  Hot Dogs / Preserves & Liqueurs

STALL:  10

COMPANY: Clinks Farm

PRODUCTS: Farm Grown Veg, Eggs, Apple Juice & Preserves

STALL:  11

COMPANY: Ailsa’s Country Cream Fudge

PRODUCTS: Home Made Fresh Cream & Vegan Fudge

STALL:  12

PRODUCTS:  Artisan Bread and Baked Goods

STALL:  13

COMPANY: Cakes to Celebrate

PRODUCTS:  Handmade Cakes, Puddings & Pies

STALL:  14

COMPANY: Yare Valley Oils

PRODUCTS:  Rapeseed oil dressings, Infusions, Sauces & Balms

STALL:  15

COMPANY: Little Miss Latte Coffee

PRODUCTS:  Coffee, Hot Chocolate

STALL:  16

PRODUCTS:  Locally produced Wine

STALL:  17

PRODUCTS:  Salami, Cured Meats, Pate & Pies

STALL:  18

COMPANY: Lickety Ice

PRODUCTS:  Gourmet Iced Lollies

STALL:  19

PRODUCTS:  Photographer

STALL:  20

COMPANY: Fen Farm Dairy

PRODUCTS:  Cheese and Dairy Products

STALL:  21

COMPANY: Home Farm Gin

PRODUCTS:  Artisan Flavoured Gin

STALL:  22+23

COMPANY: Suffolk Fried Chicken

PRODUCTS:  Free Range Fried Chicken

STALL:  24+25

COMPANY: Bella Ciao Pizza

PRODUCTS:  Traditional Wood Fired Pizza

STALL:  26+27

COMPANY: Tikka Tonic

PRODUCTS:  New Delhi Street Food

STALL:  28

COMPANY: Bhaji Man

PRODUCTS:  Curry Kits, Mixes & Chutneys

STALL:  29


PRODUCTS:  Poke Bowls

STALL:  30

PRODUCTS:  Cakes & Pies

STALL:  31

COMPANY: Flint Vineyard

PRODUCTS:  Local Wines

STALL:  32

PRODUCTS:  Traditional Cider & Pressed Apple Juice

STALL:  33

PRODUCTS:  Home Made Game Pies & Sausage Rolls

STALL:  34

COMPANY: Carr Farm Geese

PRODUCTS:  Smoked Goose, Galloway Beef & Bresaola 

STALL:  35+36

COMPANY: Drip Drop Bake Shop

PRODUCTS:  Baked Goods

STALL:  37+38

PRODUCTS:  Chicken Satay / Pimms & Lemonade

STALL:  41+42



STALL:  43

COMPANY: Sweeties Ice Cream Bike

PRODUCTS:  Ice Cream

STALL:  46


PRODUCTS:  Suffolk Beer

STALL:  47

COMPANY: The Galley

PRODUCTS:  Homemade Savouries

STALL:  48+49

COMPANY: Mr & Mrs Olive

PRODUCTS:  Olives, Baklavas, Dried Fruits & Turkish Delight

STALL:  50



STALL:  51

COMPANY: Balkan Pottery

PRODUCTS: Pottery for Cooking & Serving 

STALL:  52

COMPANY: The Tea Lady

PRODUCTS:  Jam, Chutney & Marmalade

STALL:  53

PRODUCTS:  Suffolk Gin & Vodka

STALL:  54

COMPANY: Jakery Bakery

PRODUCTS:  Gluten Free Sweet & Savoury Bakes, Tarts & Pies

STALL:  55


PRODUCTS:  Porridge Blends & GoGo Bites

STALL:  56

PRODUCTS:  Natural Handmade Dog Treats

STALL:  57

PRODUCTS: Hot Venison Rolls

STALL:  58

COMPANY: Maisebrooke Farm

PRODUCTS:  Home Reared Meat

STALL:  59

COMPANY: The Suffolk Pate Company


STALL:  60

PRODUCTS:  Rum & Rum Liqueurs

STALL:  61

PRODUCTS:  Quality fudge

STALL:  62

PRODUCTS:  Fresh Herb Salt

STALL:  63

PRODUCTS:  Apple Juice & Cider

STALL:  64

COMPANY: The Oil Tree

PRODUCTS:  Olives, Olive Oil & Tapenades

STALL:  65

PRODUCTS:  Smoked Cheeses, Olives & Pates

STALL:  66

COMPANY: Hilton Macarons

PRODUCTS:  Macarons, gifts and Treats

STALL:  67

COMPANY: Stokes Sauces

PRODUCTS:  Sauces, Dressings and Conserves

STALL:  68

PRODUCTS:  Seasonal Craft Beer

STALL:  69

COMPANY: Marsh Pig

PRODUCTS:  Free Range Salami, Chorizo & Jerky

STALL:  70



STALL:  71

COMPANY: Nanna Lee’s Pantry

PRODUCTS:  Home Made Pickles & Chutneys

STALL:  72

PRODUCTS:  Handmade Chocolate Truffles

STALL:  73

COMPANY: Hot Star Honey

PRODUCTS:  Honey Chilli Sauces

STALL:  74

PRODUCTS:  Luxury Chocolates

STALL:  75

COMPANY: Norfolk & Norwich Science

PRODUCTS:  Science

STALL:  76

COMPANY: Fabulous Fungi

PRODUCTS:  Gourmet Mushrooms & Grow Kits

STALL:  77+78

COMPANY: Rough Stuff Oak

PRODUCTS:  Rustic Oak Boards

festival day

Punch and Judy Shows Timing

TIME:  11am

TIME:  12pm

TIME:  1:30pm

TIME:  2:30pm

Music Acts Schedule

Music Acts Schedule

Location: New Market

10:00am Sugar Beatniks

10:45am Tin River  

11:30am Silver Lining  

12:15pm Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band 

1:00pm Poppy Squibb  

1:45pm Silver Lining

2:30pm Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band

3:15pm Dragon and the Mermaid

Location: Beccles Tower

10:15am Rumpus Ukulele  

11:00am Thurlton & Norton Community Gospel Choir

11:45am Simon Squibb  

12:30pm Rumpus Ukulele 

1:15pm Mike Thrower 

2:00pm Generation Gap

Music Acts Schedule

Music Acts Schedule

Location: New Market

 10:00am Sugar Beatniks

10:45am Tin River

11:30am Silver Lining

12:15pm Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band

1:00pm Poppy Squibb  

1:45pm Silver Lining

2:30pm Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band

3:15 pm Dragon and the Mermaid

Location: Beccles Tower

10:15am Rumpus Ukulele  

11:00am Thurlton & Norton Community Gospel Choir

11:45am Simon Squibb

12:30pm Rumpus Ukulele 

1:15pm Mike Thrower

2:00pm Generation Gap

Once again we have been granted a music license and will be able to have music at our Festival on Saturday 27th May under their Charity and Community Scheme.

With the benefit of a license, we can publish who is playing and this year we have two designated location, New Market outside the Welcome supermarket and near St. Michael’s Church outside the Tower. Here is the current schedule of performances and we hope you enjoy but please note there is always a chance of last minute changes!

Please find below a brief description of the music act performing this year at the Food Festival.

Sugar Beatniks

“The Sugar Beatniks duo perform vintage blues songs from the like of Bessie Smith, Big Mamma Thornton and Billie Holiday. Expect a mix of sassy, saucy and soulful vibes”.

Tin River

Tin River are favourites at local folk clubs, festivals, sessions and pub gigs and comprise Skip Shipley (melodeon and vocals), Mim Barnes (whistles and vocals) and Marya Parker (guitar and vocals).  They are musical magpies picking up tunes and songs from a wide variety of sources and deliver them either acappella or with accompaniment, making for an interested and varied repertoire. Based in the Waveney Valley area, they’ve been playing together and separately for over 40 years in a range of ensembles

Michael Thrower

Mike plays original songs and cover versions acoustically/semi electrically in a bluesy folk style and has been performing in public for over 10 years.

Simon Squibb

 A local musician playing a variety of tunes and songs including Appalachian, bluegrass, delta blues, modern folk and folk rock

Poppy Squibb 

A talented local musician who is currently studying music in Bristol and plays contemporary and jazz based covers

Thurlton and Norton Community Gospel Choir

Thurlton and Norton Community Gospel Choir is a small local village Gospel Choir that has been running for almost 2 years. The members are an eclectic mix of people from different backgrounds who share a love of singing, particularly of songs with the Gospel sound. Their repertoire, usually sung a Capella,  varies from well known oldies such as Amazing Grace and Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, to more recent songs such as Marvellous and Down in the River. The choir also enjoy learning new twists to familiar favourites.

Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band 

Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band emerged from the late lamented Beccles Instant Choir.  Playing songs from some of the greatest eras of music by some of the greatest songwriters of their time.  A mix of experiences and not so experienced musicians, you will find their infectious fun loving attitude to playing the music they love feeds over to the audience watching them.

Rumpus Ukulele

We are a large group of likeminded, young at heart people who do what we like and like what we do – “making a rumpus with ukuleles”.  We strive to have fun playing ukuleles within a welcoming and social community that meets for enjoyment.  Our repertoire is extensive and includes retero pop, folk, country and old time classics

Dragon and the Mermaid

We are a classical and flamenco guitarist duo playing a mix of our own compositions as well as traditional pieces and modern songs with a classical edge.

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