Our food is inspired by the seasonal produce from our gardens and the amazing suppliers from the coast and land of Norfolk and Suffolk

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Our Food philosophy

As a farming family we have long been deeply in touch with the soil. We pride ourselves on nurturing the land and the environment. From this connection stems our passion for honestly-sourced local food to share with our guests. As natives of the region we know a good deal about the wealth of incredible suppliers all around us. From the nearby vineyard that has just won the award for ‘best single-grape white wine in the world’ to the local dairy that makes brie so good it is sold in France, we have so many quality ingredients to create with. Surrounded as we are each season by acres and acres of fresh asparagus, ripe red strawberries, seas teaming with magnificent lobster, the best root veg or bumper crops of fruit hanging from the trees we can’t wait to introduce you to all the best our gardens and our fellow farmers and producers have on offer.

Wedding Catering

Our ‘in-house’ caterers De’Ath Hospitality recognise how important it is to provide friendly, attentive smooth service and delicious locally-sourced food to ensure that you and your guests can relax and enjoy your special day.

There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ package at Hales Hall – every event is unique and for this reason we take a completely flexible catering approach.

Picnic catering owned by Briony and Nick De’Ath has a wealth of experience catering for events of all sizes and years of expertise in looking after weddings at Hales Hall. Their knowledge of what works well is invaluable and are therefore able to offer advice on your day, plus provide an award-winning team of staff and delicious locally-sourced food.

All menus are exclusively designed to suit your personal tastes and ideas with only the best seasonal and local produce used. We believe that your wedding needs to be unique to you and therefore we take pride in rising to any challenge to make sure your wedding meal is as individual as you are.

In past years, we have provided numerous menus from a formal wedding breakfast to ‘family-style’ sharing platters, from classic British dishes to summery Mediterranean feasts.

If you already have a specific caterer or menu in mind, we are more than happy for you to tailor make your own day.

Party & Event catering

We work with an exciting list of expert chefs from the long-standing greats of the region to the new generation of creatives. We would love to talk to you about your ideas for party and event catering. Please do call us to kick around some ideas. 07710 000 020.

‘I must tell you our experience was truly exceptional. The views from Hales Hall, the stunning rooms, the garden… everything was perfect to the last detail. We love history, and with the addition of luxury, and excellent cuisine, we had the most memorable stay.’

Mr & Mrs K – 2017