Bures Music Festival takes place on the recreation ground adjacent to the village community centre (Nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5BX). It can be reached by rail via Marks Tey on the London-to-Ipswich/Norwich service, or by bus from Colchester, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds so getting to the Festival couldn’t be easier.
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Chambers Buses are a Suffolk-based bus operator carrying around 1.6 million passengers a year throughout Suffolk and Essex with a fleet of approximately 30 vehicles. They connect Bures to Colchester, Sudbury and Bury St. Edmunds via the 753 and 754 service. For more details of bus stops on the routes, plus fare prices, please click on the timetable here.
Abellio Greater Anglia provides services on the Gainsborough Line from Sudbury through Bures as well as Chappel & Wakes Colne to connect at Marks Tey to the Mainline from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. You can find the PDF timetable for the Gainsborough Line here.
- Chappel Cars: 07777 692 785
- Femme Cars (Sudbury): 01787 377585
- Sudbury Taxis: 0800 625 0362
- Sudbury Cab Company: 01787 373 222
- SJB Cars:0800 211 8918 or 01787 282 888
- Excel Cars: 01787 464 544
Coming from Ipswich, Chelmsford or London (Via A12)
Leave A12 at Junction 26 (Colchester Zoo turn-off) and follow the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 2 miles you will see a petrol station on the left – take the immediately preceding right (Wood Lane) towards Fordham. Follow the road to a Y junction in Wormingford and bear left down Sandy Hill (B1058). This will bring you into Bures with the Festival on your right. Continue into Bures and cross the bridge. Take a right turn at the Church and continue down Nayland Road until you see the festival on your right.
Coming from Colchester (through town)
Follow the signs through the town to join the B1058 through West Bergholt. Follow the road into Wormingford and down Sandy Hill (B1058). This will bring you into Bures with the Festival on your right. Continue into Bures and cross the bridge. Take a right turn at the Church and continue down Nayland Road until you see the festival on your right.
Coming from Sudbury
Leave the town via Cornard Road and follow the road around 6 miles to Bures. Take a left turn just before the Church and continue down Nayland Road until you see the festival on your right.
Alternatively for those with SatNav or similar just point your device at Nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5BX
We provide camping facilities on site. You will need to purchase a Camping Pitch that covers a single tent, campervan, motorhome or caravan and is in the adjacent field to the festival. There are no electrical hook-ups at our camping ground. If you would like to camp a little further away you can try the wonderful Little Ropers Woodland Camping or the fantastic Rushbanks Farm (and canoe to the festival along the Stour Valley if it takes your fancy).
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Hotels & B&B
Sudbury – 6 miles
The Legacy Mill Hotel, Sudbury: £99
The Black Boy, Sudbury: £85
Hill Lodge, Sudbury: £56
The Bay Horse, Sudbury (outskirts but claims to be walking distance): £45
Long Melford – 7 miles
Long Melford B&B: £65
Bull Hotel, Long Melford: £70
Crown Inn Hotel, Long Melford: £85
The George & Dragon Inn, Long Melford: £59.25
Blackwells Restaurant, Earls Colne: £80
White Hart Inn, West Bergholt: £70
Stoke by Nayland – 4 miles from Bures
The Angel Inn – £125
The Crown Inn – £170
For more information about the area: http://www.suffolktouristguide.com