The Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club serves a varied, delicious selection of food and drinks. From buffets to formal meals, from coffees to real ales – your occasion will be expertly catered for.

The Club caters for a huge variety of occasions; we excel in all kinds of dining. Whether you want to keep delegates fed at a conference, or ensure elegant dining for your wedding reception, our chefs are ready.

Members and their guests enjoy dining at the Club throughout the year; themed evenings and our Sunday roast lunches are particularly popular.

The menu is regularly updated; the kitchen makes use of fresh, seasonal produce, buying locally whenever possible.

For booked events, the Head Chef is happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu. Or, if you prefer, he can take the job off your plate entirely.


Our fully-stocked bar has a selection of lagers, ales, ciders and tasty soft drinks (not just fizzy pop!). The bar has an enviable selection of spirits and liqueurs, including luxury gins and suitably ancient whiskeys.

We also have a wine list with choices to suit any occasion or pocket.

Staff are also happy to whip up a round of cappuccinos (made with coffee beans from local supplier Paddy & Scott’s) or a pot of good, old-fashioned English tea.

Food for occasions

The Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club is well-known as an elegant, comfortable venue for parties and other events. Part of our top-tier hospitality is, of course, food and drink.

From a casual buffet to formal, sophisticated three-course meals, we can make your occasion truly special.

Some of the occasions we regularly host:

  • Weddings
  • Family lunches
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Formal dinners

Food for business visitors

Food can be an afterthought during a business-focused day. However, a good meal – be it sandwiches or sit-down – makes people more amenable to learning or doing business!

We can provide a working sandwich lunch or buffet for a busy day. You’re equally welcome to enjoy a three-course meal in our Regency Restaurant. For something in between, a quick but tasty lunch in the bar is a popular choice.

Some of the business days we regularly cater for:

  • Board meetings
  • Conferences
  • Team-building days
  • Training Courses
  • Corporate events

See our venue and room hire page.

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Special dietary needs

The Club is genuinely happy to create a custom menu to meet your dietary needs.

Head Chef Chris Russell specialises in tailor-made menus. He enjoys the challenge! So please don’t hesitate to let us know of any food preferences or requirements.

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Allergies
  • Children with sensitive palates
  • Other needs or preferences

Drinking and dining areas

We have a choice of rooms for meals and drinks. Larger parties are welcome to book several rooms – or even the whole Club for your exclusive use.

The variety of rooms makes the Club suitable for all kinds of occasion. Casual dining is comfortable in the Bar and Lower Lounge. Sit-down dinners are excellently catered for in the restaurant areas.

Weather permitting, guests can also use the garden and patio areas for drinks parties and barbecues.

  • The Bar (around 15 people – casual)
  • The Lower Lounge (around 20-25 people standing, 35 sitting theatre style or 14 dining)
  • The Regency Restaurant (up to 50 people)
  • The Club Room (up to 30 people)
  • The Garden Room (up to 12 people)
  • The Garden & Patio (up to 60-70 for a barbecue)