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

 

July 2017We have had a very busy month. Peter has joined us as assistant front of house manager and is already a real asset to the team. The pub garden is in full bloom and busy with young, old and canine visitors. Mauli did a very successful cookery demo at The Suffolk Show and will be cooking both days at The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival at Snape from 23rd to 24th September.
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Well Christmas Day drinks at the pub were a great success. We were rather surprised by the huge turnout and the entire bar, snug and restaurant were full with visitors. There was a wonderful atmosphere. We all enjoyed the New Year’s Eve party and Mauli’s curry buffet hit the spot. We have already arranged next year’s event with The Alibi Club playing.
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Well we are just starting to get excited about our second Christmas at The Turk’s Head. Our first birthday party was enormous fun and we had a great crowd celebrating with us. This month we have been told that we will be included in next years Good Beer Guide and we are in the final three for the Top 50 Gastro Pubs – Best Newcomer. More cause for celebration!
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This month we hosted our first ’10 Mile Meal’ , where all the ingredients were sourced within 10 miles. We worked with delicious produce from Gressingham Duck, Sutton Hoo Chicken, Virginia Nurseries, AW Mortier, FG Taylor & Sons, Hillfarm Oil, Tidemill flour and Shawsgate Vineyard. It was a beautiful evening, the restaurant was completely full and everyone seemed to have a great time. We will be hosting another one during the Aldeburgh Food And Drink Festival, on the 6th October. (more…)

The Turks Head has had another great month, with Chef Mauli making use of all the delicious local produce coming into season. Monkfish curry and banoffee pie were the runaway successes on our previous menu. We have just rolled out new lunch and supper menus but we insisted that Mauli kept the kedgeree and the banoffi pie.

The garden is looking wonderful with our new Paul Richardson seagull sculptures and our planting nearly finished. Visitors have been enjoying sitting outside in the sun and the children have been taking advantage of the garden Jenga and other games. (more…)

Well it has been an exhausting and fabulous month. The Highlight was our inaugural ‘Beer, Cider and Gin Festival’ . It was incredibly well attended and we got through 20 casks of ale, 5 of cider and 40 bottles of gin. Mauli and his team produced hugely popular spicy wraps, featuring Gressingham duck and Sutton Hoo chicken amongst other delicious ingredients. (more…)

Well it feels like we have been open or a lot longer than five months! We are extremely proud of all Mauli and his team have achieved in the kitchen, quickly gaining a reputation for the quality of their food. Our ever changing list of guest ales and extensive wine and spirit list keep our regulars in the bar happy. (more…)

Dear all, well we are two months in to the new life of The Turks Head. We have been so pleased with the reaction from our fabulous customers to the pub and our restaurant. Chef Mauli has created amazing frequently changing menus, we’ve developed a great wine list and the bar team have been selecting exciting, ever changing beers from our great local breweries.

December was a very busy month and we hosted lots of Christmas parties for families, friends and businesses, which was enormous fun. Buckshee played us into the New Year. We had a brilliant party and a riotous conga through the bar at midnight! (more…)

Well can you believe we are 2 weeks in? Its been great – more ups than downs which is always a joy!

Lets rewind to the opening, the highlight of which other than pulling the first pint with glee, was the sight of our man of the hour, Clemmie, being somewhat dragged out by his lovely dog Lily whilst his feet did not appear to be moving. I think its fair to say they both enjoyed being our honoured guests. All in all day one was a success lots of happy villagers & locals. Thank you one and all for your support from there on in. (more…)