Mouth-watering menu at pop up market and wood-fired feast for special Halloween celebration in Norwich

Rachael McLanaghan with Mark Matless, centre, and James Hammond who are planning a Halloween Jambore

Rachael McLanaghan with Mark Matless, centre, and James Hammond who are planning a Halloween Jamboree at Dragon Hall in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

It's a chance to enjoy a menu of fresh seasonal produce, savour the taste of wood-smoked meats and wash it all down with a refreshing ice-cold pint of local beer.

And held over the Halloween weekend, a Hallows Jamboree event will offer a welcome break from ghostly events held over the spooky holiday.

The event, which will be held at the Dragon Hall in Norwich from Saturday, November 1 to Sunday 2, will be a weekend long celebration of good food, music and crafts.

Organised by Mark Matless of Bullitt Guerrilla Dining and James Hammond of the Proper Pizza Company, it will see a pop up market open its doors throughout the day, with local artists and food producers showcasing their offerings.

Grain and Fat Cat Breweries will be selling beers, with Harper Wells providing a range of wines.

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After dark, a ticketed three-course wood-fired feast will take diners back to the hall's Anglo-Saxon roots.

Mr Matless said that the duo hopes the event is the first of many. He said: 'It's our first event but hopefully we can make it a seasonal event that reflects the food of that time of year.

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'The Dragon Hall was originally used as a place for feasts and to feed and entertain, so we are just returning it to that.'

With slow pork belly cheddar, mint and apple butter and wood roast tumeric cured salmon and preserved lemon on the menu, the feast will cater for cooking enthusiasts and those just after a warming evening meal.

Live music from the He Hews on Saturday and Bleaky and the Meerkatz on Sunday will add an atmospheric touch to the lively event.

The pop up market is open from 11am to 5pm both days and entrance is free.

Tickets for the feast in the evening are £29.50 and can be bought at

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