A Taste of Suffolk at an Exclusive Country House & EstateBruisyard Hall, ranked within the top 100 by Conde Nast Traveller and recipient of a 5-star Gold Rating with Visit England, is thrilled to provide a NEW food provenance experience, offering guests the opportunity to purchase locally-sourced products arranged in rustic hampers. Aiming at showcasing the surrounding region’s produce and culinary delicacies, guests can experience a taste of crisp Suffolk cider, freshly squeezed fruit juice, cold-pressed rapeseed oil and much more. With a growing demand for locally sourced food, Bruisyard Hall is seamlessly on trend with the ‘Farm to Table’ movement sweeping the industry, sharing stories of local producers and enlightening guests with the care, quality and expertise behind each product. These hampers will also expand the premium experiences at the property, offering an exclusive collection of the very best ingredients and seasonal food that connects fine dining to a rural philosophy.
Drawing on Bruisyard Hall’s close ties with the Suffolk community, the premise behind these welcome hampers has the people who produce it at its heart. By focusing on the smaller, artisanal producers guests can be immersed in the Suffolk lifestyle, offering an insight into the stories, vision and passion behind each product. While Suffolk is fortunate to have many world-class food and beverage producers, it also has a number of family-owned companies that have produced artisan products for generations. Each item within the hampers has been carefully selected to reflect this.
The Hampers Contain:
Munchy Seeds: a healthy snack derived from a family tradition of carefully blending, flavouring and gently roasting seeds to produce a deliciously nutritious nibble.
Yum Yum Tree Fudge: a dedicated family of fudge makers who work from their very own home kitchen in Suffolk, where they create, package and distribute across the UK.
Fairfields Farm Crisps: run by husband and wife team Robert and Laura Strathern, who are both from farming backgrounds. Fairfields Farm grow potatoes in the Colne Valley, on the Essex Suffolk border, and are the third generation to do so on the family farm. In 2006, Robert and Laura launched Fairfields Farm Crisps, which has grown into a brand synonymous with high quality and great tasting crisps.
Hills Farm Oils: a family run business who farm outside Halesworth in the surrounding Suffolk countryside with cold-pressed rapeseed oil as their trademark product.
Aspall Cyders: a family-run business established in 1728 by Clement Chevallier who planted the orchards at Aspall Hall in Suffolk. The Chevallier family still live and work among Clement’s orchards and today Aspall is run by the eighth generation of the family.
Paddy & Scott’s Coffee: In 2007, Paddy and Scott started roasting coffee in Scott’s garage over a flame on an old 2 kilogram roaster they called ‘Old Smokey’. This company’s ethos is underpinned by these humble beginnings, inspired by two men experimenting with blends and delivering coffee from the boot of their car.
Shawsgate Vineyards & Jarrett Tea Company: established in 1985, Shawsgate is one of East Anglia’s oldest commercial vineyards producing a range of sparkling, white, red and rosé wines. They also produce an exceptional, single estate tea – Jilja Gold.
Stokes Preserves & Sauces: based at Rendlesham Hall in Suffolk, these products are derived from the very best ingredients and hand-made by reducing, simmering, slow cooking and using other traditional methods.
James White Fruit Juices: located on Whites Fruit Farm in Ashbocking, just north of Ipswich, James White Fruit Juices stem from a love of pressed fruit and vegetable juices. Originally one of the founders of New Convent Garden Soup, producer Lawrence has a knack for dreaming-up and creating new and exciting flavours.
Owner of Bruisyard Hall, Paul Rous said: “We have handpicked every item in our welcome hampers to deliver a true taste of Suffolk. Premised on the idea that you have come across a hidden treasure, something far from your usual commercial hamper which can be purchased and enjoyed in the exclusive surrounds of our historic manor.”
Additional Gourmet Experiences
As well as welcome hampers, guests can also treat themselves to premium gourmet experiences at Bruisyard Hall provided by in-house fine dining caterer, Heathcote and Hare. Offering both set menus and catering packages, bespoke requests can also be catered for. Behind this incredible offering is Executive Chef David Newstead, who trained at London’s Dorchester Hotel, before going on to work in Germany, Riyadh, Antigua, Moscow and London’s Kensington Marriott.
Dating back to 1354, Bruisyard Hall is set within 700 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside, complete with 150 acres of woodland. Perfectly secluded for exclusive use, guests can hold a private party, wedding, corporate event or even bed and breakfast from Monday – Thursday if the house has not been hired. During their stay, guests can select a spot amongst the rolling pasture and farmland and enjoy a delightful selection of local products. Alternatively, they can choose to sit within the property’s rustic kitchen, created by local craftsmen and sourced from the Suffolk & English woodlands – both truly fitting atmospheres.
In 2015, the property underwent a £1.5 million refurbishment which has restored the building to a truly exceptional standard, sensitively marrying traditional architecture and design with practical and luxurious advancements philosophy. The Hall can accommodate up to 20 guests, with an additional 2 rooms available in the adjacent Bruisyard Barn, enabling 24 guests to stay on the estate. Each guest will be delighted by the array of unique rooms, each with their own character to reflect the stately nature of the house and include comfortable Vi-Spring beds, White Company amenities, Egyptian Cotton linen, towels, towelling bathrobes and stunning countryside views.
In addition to the option of rustic hampers, guests can also complement their stay at Bruisyard Hall with a range of country pursuits and activities such as clay-pigeon shooting, trout fishing on the estate, archery, team building, murder mystery events, horse riding, yoga and spa therapists can be arranged on request. The Bruisyard Hall team can also add bespoke touches such as scrumptious Suffolk afternoon tea in the drawing room or a private car direct to the front door of the property.
Bruisyard Hall offers exclusive hire from £1,500 per night and bed & breakfast from just £150 per night. Prices excluding VAT. Welcome hampers can be purchased via the Bruisyard Hall shop at an additional cost.