Food & Drink

In 2021 we brought the festival food and drink provision ‘in-house’ and it was an epic success. For the 2022 festival our catering chiefs, Thamar and Hugh, are back at the helm.

Meal tickets must be purchased in advance, rather than on the spot at the festival. You are more than welcome to self cater but when there’s full English breakfasts, rendang curries, roast chicken, tacos, lasagne and BBQ delights on offer, is it the wisest choice? Menus are subject to change if required. Full menus available to view below.

Meals are available as a combined bundle or individually. The combined option saves you £5 compared to the total cost of the individual meals.

We will have gluten-free meals available but please let us know in advance if you would like that option. If you have a food intolerance or allergy, please get in touch to confirm what we’re able to provide. Plant-based diets are heartily catered for and we we avoid the use of serious allergens including nuts.

If you do self-cater for some or all of your meals, please be aware that Hatherop Castle is in a rural location and so food options will be limited i.e. if you self cater, bring your food with you. Please do not have BBQs on the grass – raise them off the ground or bring a camping stove.

The bar will be open all day serving a wide selection of drinks and snacks – see the full bar menu below.

 

We are determined to discourage single-use cups/glasses so be ready to turn up for coffee and beverages with your own. We will have a system in place to ensure you are given the appropriate ‘measure’! Please don’t bring glass onto site as this is a huge pain in the b** for us.

And finally… the host venue normally ‘makes money’ from the food and drink that you consume on site. Now, the festival itself will be the beneficiary. That means every beer, breakfast or burrito that you buy over the weekend, is an act of grass roots sponsorship, by YOU. Wholesome, DIY and righteous. With your eating and drinking we can help keep ticket prices low and pay all the staff and talent properly too. You gotta love it!

After ten years of school dinners, we were thrilled to announce in 2021 that we were bringing the catering ‘in house’. That house is actually the house occupied by the food and beverage dynamic duo of Thamar Monet and Hugh John. Thamar has been running bars and hostelries for the last 20 years whilst Hugh secured his City and Guilds 706 (food & beverage) in 1992. Between them that’s almost half a century of making people happy with hospitality, fine vittles and good cheer.

Hugh’s grandmother is from Grenada and she passed down to him the secret of the finest jerk chicken marinade in Grand Anse! Thamar’s Greek parentage means that her confidential tzatziki recipe is the stuff of legend but get this, Hugh has refined and improved it so that it’s even BETTER than the Hellenic original!

When you visit Hugh and Thamar’s home you arrive greeted by your fave drink being thrust into your hand, you are made to feel special all day, Hugh magics up stunning cuisine with seemingly zero effort and you leave having tasted the best food in ages, gently suggesting that you are available next weekend too….

All this and we’ve kept it in the family. Hugh is Lois’ brother. Join us and this year at least, forget about self-catering!