A celebration of Suffolk’s thriving food & drink scene

24-25 Sep 2022

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What's coming up in 2022

Consistently rated one of the UK’s leading food festivals, the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival will be held, as usual, beside the enchanting river Alde at Snape Maltings. Alongside the familiar faces of the region’s finest food producers, this year will see a variety of specialist areas, a clutch of first-time businesses and even more entertainment.

In the Family Meadow you’ll find children’s cookery classes, small-scale ride-on farm machinery and food-based music workshops. New additions this year include The Larder, an area celebrating fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Suffolk, and a Seafood Stage celebrating the fisheries and seafood on offer on the East Coast. Together with a selection of exceptional street food, this year promises to be the best yet.
Visiting chefs include Dominique Woolf (winner of Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook Challenge), Chetna Makan, Thomasina Miers, Becky Excell, Richard Bainbridge, Jo Pratt and many more. Sign up to private masterclasses, or watch their live demonstrations on the stages all weekend.

About Us

The Festival is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the local community and businesses within it. We work year-round to give Suffolk producers and businesses a platform to showcase what they do, and get recognition and awareness from chefs, restaurants and business people all over the country.

Each year we have to fundraise to cover the costs of the Festival and to keep it alive for the future. We are very grateful to our sponsors, supporters, friends and visitors who all play a part in making it possible. Your entry fees, for example, go straight back to the local producers and businesses.

Any donations help to make the next year bigger and better. If you would like to donate to the Festival, big or small, please click here to read about the different sponsorship options.

This was my first visit to Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and what a wonderful part of the country it is too. The event itself was packed with truly unique and interesting producers and exhibitors, making it the ultimate food show for REAL food lovers. Plenty to do and see, lots to eat and drink and the variety of things to participate was incredible. I don’t think they will be able to keep me away next year, although this time, I plan on staying the whole weekend.

—Sabrina Ghayour, Persian & Middle Eastern Chef and Writer

The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is a microcosm of what makes the Suffolk food economy so remarkable. You see the entrepreneurial energy, imagination and astonishing quality all brought together to produce some of the very best food in Britain

—Sheila Dillon, producer of the renowned BBC Radio 4 Food Programm

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