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Made in the Waveney Valley

With green pastures, arable land, forestry and river ways, the Waveney Valley is packed full of an outstanding diversity of food and drink.


Enjoy the wide range of wonderful dairy produce made from Waveney Valley milk at Fen Farm Dairy. From delicious cheeses and raw milk, to fantastic flavours of local ice cream. The Waveney Valley has so many tasty treats on offer.

Locally Reared Meat

There are some fabulous pork producers within the Waveney Valley, including the popular Friend Farm at Alburgh. Local butchers will be able to advise you on breed, sourcing and traceability of the meat they supply. A wide range of seasonal game is available throughout the year. For those visiting around Christmas picking up a famous Norfolk Black Turkey from Rumburgh Farm or White House Farm near Halesworth will be an extra special treat. Specialising in rare-breed meat direct from their farm, why not try something different at Maisebrook Farm Shop?


East Anglia is barley-growing country, and the Waveney Valley is home to quality breweries using the finest malted barley and wheat. In the picturesque village of Alburgh is the award-winning Grain Brewery, producing a delicious range of beer at their site in a converted dairy. Near Bungay is St. Peter’s Brewery, brewing a range of classic English cask-conditioned ales made from Suffolk malts and with water drawn from their own source within the chalk layer well under the Hall.

Wines and Cider

Wine enthusiasts can enjoy a visit to Valley Farm Vineyards, Flint Vineyard and Chet Valley Vineyard. Visitors can explore on a tour and sample the wines. For alcohol free,  try local, traditionally produced apple juice and cider at the Suffolk Apple Juice and Cider Place in the beautiful Illketshall St. Lawrence.

You can pick up some of these delicious treats at the many farm shops and farmers’ markets in the Waveney Valley.

Chet and Waveney Valley Vineyard

Contact: John Hemmant
Home Mere Farm House Whiteheath Road Bergh Apton Norfolk Norwich NR15 1AY Work Phone: 01508 333002 Cell Phone: 07716 875235 Website: Chet and Waveney Valley Vineyard
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Biographical Info

The Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard began life as a traditional farm; the tasting rooms originally stabled the horses of Fred Hemmant, a well-known horseman and connoisseur of stirrup cups. The vineyard is nestled in this tranquil rural setting that is pastoral Bergh Apton, situated close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border. John, the winemaker, and his wife Bridget are growing several different types of grapes, that are used for making premium award winning English Sparkling wines. 

Wine Tastings and Tours – £12 per person

Holiday let accommodation available on the Vineyard.

Open by appointment.

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