CLA at the Suffolk Show 2023

Enjoy the CLA hospitality at this key event in the agricultural calendar
Suffolk Show

Trinity Park, Ipswich

31 May & 1 June 2023

The CLA is pleased to announce there will be an opportunity to hear from Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on the first day of the Suffolk Show. Thérèse will be joined by CLA President Mark Tufnell, who will provide an update on the latest CLA lobbying matters and agricultural policy developments. On day two, the CLA breakfast guest speaker will be best selling author Sarah Langford.

You will find all CLA events at the Suffolk Show listed below.

Day 1 - Wednesday, 31 May

Start off your visit to the show with a full English breakfast on the first day at 7.45am. Your guest speaker, CLA President Mark Tufnell, will provide an insightful update on the latest CLA lobbying matters and agricultural policy. Mark will be joined by Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

This year we are doing things a little differently. Following a significant rise in costs in the events sector we are reluctantly charging £12 incl. VAT per person for this breakfast. In doing so, we are able to keep all other events in the CLA marquee free of charge. We hope you will understand. This event is sponsored by Birketts and Pass the Keys.

Book your place at the CLA breakfast on day one here >

Also on day one, you are invited to a free Celebration of Suffolk Food and Drink Lunch, including delicious fresh local produce. Early booking is advised for this lunch, which takes place between noon and 2pm and is sponsored by Carter Jonas and the Forestry Commission.

Book your free CLA lunch on day one here >

At 3pm on day one, you and your guests are invited to a drinks reception. This event, which is sponsored by Larking Gowen, is open to all members and will celebrate the CLA Next Generation Network and CLA Women’s Network.

Book your place at the free CLA drinks reception here >

Day 2 - Thursday, 1 June

On the second day of the Suffolk Show, CLA members can enjoy free hot Suffolk bacon baps and fresh pastries at 7.45am. You will be joined by best-selling author, Sarah Langford, as guest speaker. Sarah wrote the critically acclaimed book, Rooted: Stories of Life, Land and a Farming Revolution, which weaves her own regenerative farming story around the experiences of other farmers she met on her journey. This breakfast is sponsored by Ensors Chartered Accountants and Tees Law.

Book your place at the free CLA breakfast on day two here >

We invite you to also join us for a free lunch on day two that will include a mouth-watering menu of locally sourced food and drink. The lunch will be served from noon to 2pm.

Book your place at the CLA lunch on day two here >

New for this year, we encourage you to bring your family along at 2.30pm for cream teas, ice cream and other refreshments for all.. There will be free games and activities for the young ones, including fun education packs on the Countryside Code. The activities will be supported by LEAF Education who provide training and classroom resources to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences.

Book your place at the free CLA family cream tea here >

This year the CLA marquee at the Suffolk Show is sponsored by Rural Asset Finance.

You can enjoy complimentary light refreshments at any time in our marquee during the show and our team of advisers will be available to answer any questions you may have on farming, landownership and rural business.

To book the CLA events listed at the Suffolk Show visit the events page of the CLA website or call 01638 590429. Alternatively, email

This year the CLA marquee at the Suffolk Show is sponsored by Rural Asset Finance.

The CLA will be hosting a round table with Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, and the Suffolk Rural Crime Team, after breakfast on day two. All are welcome to join and if you have issues you would like us to raise, please let us know.

CLA advisers will also be available on both days to help answer any questions you have about about landownership and rural business matters.

Please note: To access the CLA events listed you will need to have a purchased an admission ticket for the Suffolk Show.

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