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Foodie weekend breaks celebrate the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

Two coastal hotels are offering weekend packages to celebrate Suffolk’s thriving foodie scene during the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, which takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September.

The Hotel Folk group, who are sponsoring the festival again this year, have special foodie weekend packages at The Crown and Castle in Orford and Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh.

Both hotels foodie breaks include a two-night B&B stay for two sharing with an à la carte dinner each evening featuring local food producers, and tickets for one day of the festival.

Guests can choose to stay either Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September (with Saturday festival tickets included), or Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September (with a choice of tickets for either Saturday or Sunday). Tickets for both days are available through the hotels for an extra £10 per person.

Recently awarded ‘Best Small Hotel of the Year’ at the East of England Tourism Awards, The Crown and Castle is around 11-minutes’ drive from the festival’s location at Snape Maltings.

A few steps from Aldeburgh’s beach with panoramic sea views, The Brudenell is some 15-minutes away. Guests choosing this package will dine in the hotel’s Seafood & Grill restaurant for breakfast and dinner both days.

Delighted to welcome The Hotel Folk as a sponsor, Bella Scarr, Executive Producer of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival said:

“Now in its 18th year, the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is celebrated as one of the very best in the country, famous for the quality, quantity and variety of East Anglian produce on display at the two-day event. The area has so much to offer visitors that it’s well worth booking one of The Hotel Folk’s foodie packages and making a weekend of it. We hope to see you at the festival”.

Prices for the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival package start from around £451 at the Crown and Castle and £573 at The Brudenell for two sharing (drinks are excluded). To book visit and select your preferred hotel.

For information about the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival visit