The fifth annual Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival is a four-day event full of feasting and family fun, celebrating all that’s local and fresh, right alongside the beautiful river Deben.
The festival opens on Thursday, 29 September, with shuckers eating and drinking their way around Woodbridge and surrounding venues in the Pub Trawl. The Friday and Saturday sees the return of the renowned Shuck Shack, a pop-up restaurant at The Tide Mill, catered by Stephen David and Rebecca Mackenzie of Somerleyton Private.
Venues in and around the town will serve up their Shuck Specials. Building on last year, events run through the weekend in the grounds of The Tea Hut at The Shuck Weekender, with plenty of live music. New for 2016 is the “pick and cook” stall where you can buy local fresh fish and have it cooked right next door by The Crown. Award-winning Harry Simper will be catching and selling fresh fish off the quay.
There is plenty to keep the children entertained with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and their marine talks and quizzes, plus workshops and demos by the amazing Circus Petite ahead of their performances at Woodbridge Rugby Club at 3pm and 6pm, 1st and 2nd October. Festivities conclude with the annual ‘Safari Supper’ on Sunday evening.
For more information, please visit www.thewoodbridgeshuck.org.uk. Make sure you pick up a programme for event info and a venues map. The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival is an official Fringe Event of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.