PUBLISHED: 17:02 23 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 23 March 2019 Sophie Barnett Hayley Wade and Gill Fry both from Ipswich enjoying one of the 101 different types of gin on offer at The Great British Gin Festival at the Corn Exchange. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant Rhubarb and custard, lemon and pepper and cucumber and aloe vera were just some of the flavours on offer to tantalise the taste buds at the Great British Gin Festival in Ipswich today. Gins were organised in alphabetical order at The Great British Gin Festival at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Picture: Neil DidsburyOn its debut trip to Ipswich, the UK’s largest touring gin festival, has been a huge success - seeing more than 400 people attend the day session and nearly 600 signed up for the evening session at the Corn Exchange.Juliette Dean, the events production manager, said: “Gin has become a fashion - we are seeing more and more people getting excited over gin and it’s range of … [Read more...] about A gin-credible festival is underway in Ipswich
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PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 January 2019 Sarah Chambers Heath Farm Suffolk is among the contenders for a regional title at this year's 'Rural Oscars' Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant A Halesworth game pie maker, a Suffolk coastal village’s post office store and butcher, and a pub near Colchester are among a host of rural businesses set to battle it out in a regional contest. Lynn and Steve at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival 2018 Picture: TRULY TRACEABLEThe Countryside Alliance, which celebrates rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through its annual ‘Rural Oscars’ has announced its finalists for the 2019 competition.In total, 20 Eastern regional businesses have made it through in five categories, and are among those whittled down from more than 17,000 nominations nationally. Two Suffolk businesses – Heath Farm Suffolk of Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, and Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies of Halesworth – feature in the … [Read more...] about Who’s in running from Suffolk and Essex for 2019 Rural Oscars?
Video PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 January 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Filming of new Channel 4 show The Drag Lab in the Cornhill, Ipswich. Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant Fresh from another busy year bringing filming to Suffolk, the county’s film office Screen Suffolk reflects on some of the highlights and looks ahead to a promising 2019 complete with more blockbuster films. EXT. Angel Hill – Day.A buzzing film set comprising over 200 cast and crew mill around on Bury St Edmunds’ Angel Hill.The iconic Angel Hotel is the backdrop to a car park transformed into a Victorian London street.Horses and carts, straw and extras adorned in period attire clutter the set.Leading young British actor Dev Patel is among the throng to decamp onto Angel Hill.Watching on are scores of locals witnessing a full-scale movie production on their front door for the first time.Danny Boyle during filming Picture: SCREEN SUFFOLKThe appearance of film … [Read more...] about Two blockbuster movies set to film in Suffolk in 2019
PUBLISHED: 20:20 17 December 2018 Sarah Chambers Brits like to visit the pub at Christmas, a survey suggests Picture: ADAM SMYTH adam smyth/Greene King Almost three quarters (73%) of Britons enjoy a visit to the pub at Christmas, underlining its role in the community, according to a survey. Bury St Edmunds pubs and brewing group Greene King, which questioned nearly 1,000 consumers across the UK, found Christmas Eve was an more popular time to visit the pub than New Year’s Eve, with 44% of consumers planning to visit on Christmas Eve compared to 34% on New Year’s Eve.The research also showed that three quarters of respondents (76%) agreed that the pub plays an important role during Christmas. Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand said: “It’s great to see that visiting the great British pub remains a tradition at this time of year. For many, the pub is the number one choice of venue to celebrate the Christmas period, signifying … [Read more...] about Pubs ‘play important role in Christmas celebrations’, survey suggests
PUBLISHED: 11:35 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 22 November 2018 Mariam Ghaemi The packed Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre last year at Angel Hill Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Archant Traffic is building ahead of the major four-day Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. Schoolchildren lead the lantern parade from the Arc shopping centre to the Angel Hill to open the annual Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds last year Picture: ANDY ABBOTTThe annual event, that attracts thousands of people, starts at midday today, November 22, and runs until Sunday, November 25.Traffic has been heavier than normal at the junctions into the historic market town so make sure you leave extra time for your journeys.The festive extravaganza brings an array of more than 300 stalls, cookery demonstrations, funfairs, Santas’s grotto, live music, fireworks and more to the town centre.Travelling by roadAngel Hill and Hatter Street are now closed to traffic and the Buttermarket and Cornhill … [Read more...] about Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2018: Travel information