Are you planning a late September getaway in East Anglia this month? With the weather set to stay unseasonably warm and sunny, this is a fantastic month to enjoy the end of summer and the beginning of autumn at our beautiful, natural site located at the heart of Orwell Country Park & Estuary.
But the turning of the seasons isn’t the only reason to visit the area this month. On September 24th & 25th, the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival returns to Snape Maltings on the river Alde, a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Orwell Meadows.
Featuring incredible cuisine, both local and international, celebrity chefs, culinary masterclasses, fun family activities and more than a few tempting tipples, this weekend celebration of the tastier things in life is a huge draw for foodies from the local area and from across the UK.
Here’s a little taste of what to look forward to at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2016…
Whether you’re a huge fan of The Great British Bake Off, a Masterchef addict or a true foodie who follows the careers of top-flight chefs with interest, the line up at Aldeburgh features a food genius who is bound to impress you.
From 2010 Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker and 2014 Bake Off runner up Martha Collison, to local Michelin-starred restaurateur Galton Blackiston of Morston Hall Hotel; there is a wealth of culinary expertise to soak up here.
Would you like to learn to forage locally for fresh ingredients? Perhaps you’d love to learn all about the latest street food trends? How does discovering the secret to authentic Southern BBQ sound? You’ll find classes on all of this and much more at Aldeburgh this year. Don’t forget to book your spot!
If you prefer to get “mouth on” rather than “hands on”, there’s plenty of opportunity at Aldeburgh, and plenty of entertainment to enjoy while you scoff and quaff.
Whether you’re tantalised by A-lot-a-choc’s healthy cacao-based choccies, gluten-free locally-sourced meaty hotdogs from Ben’s Bangers, incredible calamari from Bubble & Squid, Calvors Brewery’s award-winning Suffolk craft lagers or Curry Pie’s unusual blend of East meets… crust, you’ll find something to satisfy your foodie cravings here.
Check out complete details of stalls and events on the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival website.
With both pitches and holiday homes available for hire in one of Ipswich’s most scenic natural locations, Orwell Meadows is the perfect base for visiting the food festival and exploring the other delights on offer in Suffolk this September. Give us a call today on 01473 726666 to check availability and book your visit.