Walk to Fork - Wednesday 22nd May 2024
9:15am - 3:30pm

£90 per person

We are thrilled to be partnering with National Trust Orford Ness, to provide you with a unique experience comprising of a tour of the natural environment of Orford Ness and a culinary ode to the Ness in the form of a seven-course tasting menu within our 2 AA rosette restaurant.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased via the National Trust link at the bottom of this page. Our Walk to Fork accommodation package is sold out, however if you are looking to stay the night before or after the experience, please do give our Crown and Castle Folk a call or book online below.

Credit: Joe Cornish Credit: Joe Cornish

Tour of Orford Ness

The meeting point for the start of the experience is the National Trust ticket office at 9:15am. There will be a brief introduction followed by a ferry transfer to the Ness at 9:30am. The tour, which will be led by one of the National Trust's knowledgeable guides will be focused on the flora and fauna of the Ness. This part of the experience will take an estimated three hours and you will be dropped off back at Orford Quay.
The guide (who will remain with you) will lead the short walk to the Crown and Castle. 
Please note, Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location and therefore we would advise that you dress for the weather with suitable footwear. 

Seven-course tasting menu at The Crown and Castle

The seven-course tasting menu which has been designed specifically for this experience, has taken it's inspiration from Orford Ness and the surrounding area and will feature local produce from land and sea. 
This is the second part of the experience and will take place following the return to Orford Quay and short walk to the hotel. We estimate that this will be between 12:45pm and 1pm.

Walk to Fork Menu 

Selection of canapés on arrival

Pump Street sourdough with whipped smoked sea salt butter

Pinney's of Orford smoked salmon with crab and elderflower custard

High House Farm asparagus with rapeseed and black garlic emulsion

Duo of Suffolk lamb with St George mushrooms, sea vegetables and crushed new potatoes

High House Farm strawberries

Baron Bigod with wildflower honey

Coffee and petit fours

There will be a wine menu as well as a full drinks menu available for duration of the experience at The Crown and Castle and this will be made available on the day. This is in addition to the ticket price (apart from the coffees after lunch as stated on the menu above). 

Special dietary requirements can be catered for but please email orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk once you have booked to provide more details.

Make a stay of it

If you're looking to upgrade the experience with a stay at our award-winning hotel, we do have limited availability the nights before and after the experience.

If you would like to book your stay or have any questions, please contact our Folk on 01394 450205 and press 1 for reservations. Or to book online, click the button below.

Please note, the price of a room is for your stay only and does not include the price of a ticket for the experience. The tickets will need to be booked separately and as there is limited availability, we would suggest booking these first or alongside booking a room to avoid disappointment.

View availability

Should you wish to buy tickets for the experience only, you can do so online through the National Trust website (button below) or call 0344 249 1895. 
Book your Walk to Fork tickets