The Aldeburgh Food Festival Fringe – Discover What Makes Suffolk Food & Drink So Great



A huge variety of over 70 events, including behind-the-scenes tours, farm and seaside walks, hands-on workshops, special dinners and much more, will be held throughout Suffolk. The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival Fringe runs for two weeks, from 27 September to 12 October, following the main Festival weekend 27-28 September.

A diverse range of local producers, food businesses, pubs and restaurants, have signed up in their numbers to be involved, many of them having enjoyed the experience in previous years.

Peter Osborne, General Manager of the White Lion & Brudenell Hotels in Aldeburgh said: “Each year we embrace the Food & Drink Festival and its fringe events more and more. The value of getting involved is incomparable to any other festival given the industry we work in. I would recommend local suppliers and restaurants get involved and shout about the success of Suffolk's produce and its people.”

High House Fruit Farm have supported the Fringe for a number of years and will host a pre-Festival Orchard Walk with a Picnic lunch from local chef Peter Harrison on 18 September.  Suvi McCreadie from High House explains: “We really enjoy hosting this Fringe event.  It's always been a very convivial event and a great opportunity to connect with our customers, share our fruit growing experiences and together enjoy a delicious lunch.” Suvi will also take the High House mobile apple press to Lawson's Delicatessen in Aldeburgh on 4 October, inviting people to bring their own apples to press.

Following the launch of their chocolate last year, Pump Street Bakery are inviting visitors to their chocolate room, where their chocolatiers will demonstrate whole process from bean to bar. Also new for 2014, Hillfarm Oils will offer a guided tour of their press to show how the golden rapeseed oil is all made and bottled on the farm, followed by a cookery workshop, tastings and refreshments.

We are proud to have supported the launch of several small festivals including The Framlingham SausageFest on 11 October and The Woodbridge Shuck Festival, a three day celebration of Shellfish, (3-5 October) incorporating special menus and safari suppers throughout the town, and a waterside fun day on the final day with tasting stalls and cookery demos, music and a bar.

An interactive map of all of the Fringe Events and information about booking places directly with the organisers is available on the Festival's new website, www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk.




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