Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown into a highly successful event with visitors from across the county and beyond. Featuring an ever-growing team of local food and drink producers who grow, rear, produce, supply and sell food in North Norfolk.
The festival takes place in the spectacular setting of the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall. Historically filled with vegetables and flowers grown for the Hall, nestled within huge brick and flint walls that offer protection from the elements, they made for an ideal setting to celebrate the abundance of Norfolk.
Stall holders offer their products for sale including fresh meat and game, vegetables, cakes, artisan beer, bread, tarts, juices, cakes and bakes, chocolates and much more. A dazzling array of concessions offer delicious food for eating on site and entertainment ranges from the ever popular cookery theatre to children’s activities and face painting.
I join my committee in thanking the Earl and Countess of Leicester of Holkham Estate and our sponsors and we hope you will join us this year.
Chris Coubrough – Festival Chairman
Traditional hand made fudge in over 30 flavours.
Local Norfolk Ales, mainly brewed with our Branthill Malt and our fine crushed malt.
Quality real ales brewed in small batches using the finest Norfolk barley from special ale to hoppy copper bitter. www.brancasterbrewery.co.uk
Recipe in a box spice kit to cook from scratch. Authentic Indian & Sri Lankan dishes, easy mix for onion bhaji and pakora www.bhajiman.co.uk
Artisan producers of; Extra Virgin Rapseed Oi, infused oils, new Products for 2016.
A range of hand produced, unique, award winning chutney made with regional grown produce.
Come try our delicous tomatoes and our new range of chutneys using our own ugly but tasty fruit.
Indian Savoury snacks and launch of our Frozen Food delivery box.
Delicious local goats’ cheese and meat, including world cheese award ‘Super Gold’ winning Wensum White. Goats milk care range also available.www.fieldingcottage.co.uk
A range of unpasturised cow’s milk cheeses, made using traditional methods, including our new cheese Norfolk Tawny. www.ferndalefarmnorfolkcheeses.co.uk
Freshly roasted coffee beans from small co-operatives & single estates from around the world.
We sow grow and gather fabulous flowers across the seasons from our South Norfolk cutting gardens for wedding celebration and events.www.gabrielsgarden.co.uk
A Selection of produce from the Holkham Estate and North Norfolk.
Handmade savoury and some sweet gluten free foods pies, flans, sausage rolls, cake and tarts.
Mobile sharpening service, knives, scissors, garden tools etc We come to you.
Natural Norfolk honey cut comb honey from sea lavender and North Norfolk flowers beeswax furniture polish.
A half hour training sessions on key knife skills, how to hold your knife, how to use your knife and how to care for your knives.www.loosescookshop.co.uk
Award Winning British Free Range Charcuterie made in Norfolk by hand using free range pork and rare breed beef all sourced within East Anglia.
Cheese made from the milk of our cows. Binham Blue, Wells Alpine, Copys cloud. A Norfolk cheeseboard for you.
Award winning, Grade 1, home-grown saffron. Products made using our saffron: smoked saffron, saffron flour and King Harry liqueur.www.norfolksaffron.co.uk
A range of hand made chilli sauces and chilli products cooked to traditional Caribbean family recipes.
Home popped popcorn, cooked in our own rapeseed oil, fresh homegrown sweetcorn.
Delicious Norton’s Norfolk soft cheese made on the farm, plus better, cream and our homemade cheesecakes.
Artisan bread, pastries and patisserie produced by our own skilled bakers.
Gluten & additive free vinegars, dressings, chutneys & sauces. Pickled pears & specialist pickled pears.
Handmade chocolates, novelties, bars and related chocolatey items including Belgian Chocolate buttons.
Tasty Bottled Ales and Lagers, brewed in nearby Hindringham using local Maris Otter Barley and water from our own Well. www.norfolkbrewhouse.co.uk
Norfolk’s legendary Spirit Black Shuck Gin. Award winning Sloe Gin and Fruit Liqueurs using real Norfolk Fruits.www.thenorfolksloecompany.com
Fresh Soups, Christmas puddings, Jam and Chutney, Tarts, cakes and savouries.
Extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil, dressings and infusions as well as natural Honey& Lime lip balm.
Hand crafted chopping,tapas boards made from Norfolk Wood and other food related serving items hand made in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. www.wwww.uk.net
A range of homemade pies,sausage rolls, pasties and gluten free products.
Come & try our tasty range of snacks and buy at special show prices. NEW for 2016 – have a go at making your own limited edition potato chips in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. www.kettlefoods.co.uk
Our exciting programme of cookery demonstrations is back for another year in the beautiful
hexagonal tent, hosted by Mary Kemp. Eminent North Norfolk chefs will be sharing their culinary
secrets and talking you through their dishes.
Saturday 3rd September
11.00 A celebration of producers
11.45 Grand Opening of the 2016 Festival
12.00 Andy Snowling from Colchester Inns
1.00 Vanessa Scott from Strattons Hotel, Swaffham
2.00 Chris Coubrough from The Crown Hotel, Wells-next-the-Sea and butcher, Arthur Howell.
3.00 BeWilderwood story time
Sunday 4th September
11.00 Richard Bainbridge from Benedicts, Norwich
12.00 Fran Hartshorne from The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe
1.45 BeWilderwood story time
1.15 Richard Hughes from The Assembly House, Norwich
2.15 Eric Snaith from Titchwell Manor Hotel
3.15 Chris Coubrough from The Crown Hotel, Wells next the Sea and butcher, Arthur Howell
Throughout the day you will also find mini demonstrations and talks from serval of our producers between the main chef slots.
The Cookery Theatre programme is subject to change.
The Walled Garden, Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. NR23 1AB