Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 1°C


Ipswich: Food and Drink Forknight back in town to highlight local food

PUBLISHED: 13:30 18 April 2014

The Ipswich Food & Drink Festival on Orwell Quay, Ipswich

The Ipswich Food & Drink Festival on Orwell Quay, Ipswich


Due to popular demand, Ipswich’s food and drink ‘Forknight’ will be returning next month.

The two week exhibition focusing on all things cuisine will come to Ipswich between Sunday, May 11 and Sunday, May 25.

This year’s Forknight will include a brand new feature, the All About Ipswich local food and drink market.

This will take place in the Cornhill on Sunday, May 11, featuring the best of Suffolk’s produce.

Some of the county’s most renowned chefs will provide cooking demonstrations including Emma Crowhurst, Mike Keane from the Brewery Tap, Jason Shaw, head chef at the Wentworth Hotel, Frederick Lebrun, head chef at Mariners restaurant and Ipswich’s own artisan butcher, Jamie Willows.

There will also be delicious local tasters and produce from one of Britain’s best bakeries, The Cake Shop Bakery, Stokes Sauces, Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli, artisan ice cream makers and many more.

During the second week of Forknight, the Waterfront Food and Drink Festival will be introduced with Jean Christopher Novelli appearing as this year’s celebrity chef on Sunday, May 18.

The critically acclaimed celebrity chef will be alongside national and international suppliers, cooking and baking seminars plus plenty of entertainment. The aim of the two week promotion is to raise awareness of the eateries, bars and restaurants in our town with a range of events, recipe ideas, tasty treats and dining out deals.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central, said: “As the county town of Suffolk, we want to showcase the fantastic bars, restaurants and eateries of Ipswich.

“The Forknight is a fantastic way to celebrate these businesses as well as the local producers and local chefs that will be headlining the first market of Forknight on Sunday, May 11.”

Gordon Mole, head of cultural services at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “We are all looking forward to one of the big events of the Ipswich calendar. It is an opportunity to showcase the great range of food and drink you can enjoy in our town and, hopefully, we will have a bit of sunshine to go with it.”

An alliance of schools in Ipswich has won £20,000 of funding to boost the quality of teaching in the area through better use of research.

A car has rolled onto its roof following a single vehicle collision on the A12 at Copdock.

A well-known Elvis impersonator from Ipswich has died at the age of 57 following a short battle with cancer.

A Second World War hand grenade has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being handed in at Felixstowe Police Station by a member of the public.

An mother-of-six can continue keeping pets despite being convicted of mistreating a dog.

An A&E department in Suffolk had to close to ambulances for a temporary period because patient safety was at risk, it has been revealed.

Cash was stolen after an aggravated burglary in Brettenham where a liquid substance was thrown into a victim’s face.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads


Click here to view
the Eating Out


Visit the Broads


Click here to view
the Visit the Broads


London Boat Show 2018


Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement


Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24