A Circus of Taste at Hales Hall & The Great Barn

A unique celebration of local food and drink was held at Hales Hall and Great Barn on 18 March 2018.

The event was a collaboration between Hales Hall’s owner, Helen Johnston, and her friends, Marwan Badran Food Artist & Masterchef, founder of Mouth.Events, & Annie Nichols founder of Hot Meals Now.

Over 20 producers from Norfolk and Suffolk came together to take guests on an epicurean journey of the flavours of East Anglia. The Taste Circus concept was to create a community of food and drink producers that share similar beliefs.  Each producer shared a stand and collaborative taste story with another, performing a taste sensation that belonged to both producers. Blue cheese was mixed with rich, dark chocolate; cold brew coffee was teamed vodka to create an espresso martini and charcuterie was paired with local wines.

Now meet all the producers and read their stories.

White Wood Dairy

Old Hall Farm Dairy

Wild Knight Vodka

Garden Gate Southwold


Chambers Cocktail Company

Ampersand Brew Co

Further Suppliers

Nurtured in Norfolk – edible flowers, seaweed, micro veg etc http://www.nurturedinnorfolk.co.uk
East Gate Larder – medlar jellies and cheeses – http://eastgatelarder.co.uk
Norfolk Quails – http://www.norfolkquail.co.uk
Norfolk Saffron – https://www.norfolksaffron.co.uk
Two Magpies Bakery – http://www.twomagpiesbakery.co.uk
Nelson & Norfolk Teas & Coffee –  https://www.nelsonandnorfolktea.co.uk
Garden Gate Flowers Southwold – www.thegardengate-southwold.co.uk
De’Ath Event Management – https://nwbdhospitality.co.uk