Carl and Beth Shillingford opened their first ‘pop-up’ restaurant on the top floor of The Quay Theatre in Sudbury 2015. The couple had no idea how a wild food restaurant would be received in this small market town, but with Carl in the kitchen and Beth front of house their unique way of serving and infectious enthusiasm for the delicious food on the menu had them constantly fully booked for months ahead.
This created quite a buzz in the local community and beyond and the support for them and their business has been genuinely wonderful. They always planned to move to a permanent residence and after a few hiccups found the ideal place in The Courtyard, Pebmarsh.
The aim is to make The Foragers Retreat a destination of choice for locals and visitors to the area. The Restaurant will provide the same personal, unique dining experience, but there will be the added advantage of a Bar and Cafe and a whole host of experiences on offer through workshops, classes and outside events.