We had a fabulous sunny day for our Gin Festival. It was busier than we had expected with people turning up well prepared with deck chairs and picnic blankets. In the end we got through 40 bottles of gin in just one day. Dave Freeland did a fabulous job on the decks and helped create a wonderful atmosphere. We got through 125 kilos of potatoes, 24 Sutton Hoo chickens, 24 Gressingham ducks and 15 kilos of Tide Mill flour for our Indian street food BBQ.

Great British Pub Awards – We are in the final shortlist of five for ‘Best Pub Restaurant’ and ‘Best Pub Chef’ in the Great British Pub Awards. It’s an enormous honour and Chef Mauli has had to do a Master Chef style cook off and we have been visited and interview several times. Next Thursday evening we will be in London to find out if we have won. Wish us luck!

Cheese Tasting Supper Hamish Johnston Fine Cheeses 14th September – We will be hosting a cheese inspired four course supper including a delicious fondue and with an expert on hand to discuss all the cheeses being used. There will be fizz to start and port with the cheese board at the end, all for £40 per head. There is always a great atmosphere at our supper clubs in the snug. Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival 23rd & 24th September – We are very proud that Chef Mauli will be doing a cookery demo on both days of the festival at Snape.

Medieval Banquet at Bruisyard Hall 4th October – There are now only 10 places left at this event. Chef Mauli is the guest chef for a fantastic medieval banquet at Bruisyard Hall on 4th October, as part of The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival. The feat includes a range of show-stopping dishes made from the best local ingredients, including: Blythburgh Suckling pig, aspic glazed pike, Tide Mill flour trencher bread, Gressingham duck ragu and Muntons malt sticky pudding. The cost is £65 per person. Please call Bruisyard Hall on 01728 639000 to book.

Progressive Supper 5th October – Our ever popular ‘Progressive Supper’ with our great friends at The Table and The Ufford crown will return on October 5th and the tickets are selling fast. Enjoy a different course at each venue, finishing with a drink up at The Table. Three groups of 24 will be transported between the venues by coach. The cost is £45 per head including a glass of wine, pint or soft drink with each course, a three course set menu and transport between venues. You can finish at your last venue or we will transport you back to your start if prefered. Please book with the venue where you would like to start. Start 7pm prompt.

10 Mile Meal 28th September – As part of The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival we will be hosting another supper where all the ingredients come from within 10 miles of the pub, as the crow flies. What better way to celebrate the fabulous produce on our doorstep. The menu includes a glass of Shawsgate Brut fizz on arrival. Two courses £28, three courses £32