The Sidmouth Folk Festival is a great place to trade. Many thousands of people visit the event each year. We have a limited number of festival caterers across 4 sites, and pride ourselves on providing a range of delicious, good-value food.
At The Ham…
Rusty Pig at the Festival: We like our main caterers, Rusty Pig from Ottery St Mary because they use fresh, local and sustainable produce to create the high standards of cooking in their lovely and varied dishes. The famous Tom’s Pies are back on offer from Rusty too. Also find Rusty’s at the Festival Campsite to set you up for the day!
The Bean Machine Cafe: Superb coffees, plus a wide variety of teas and something
for the sweet tooth. Not to be missed, The Bean’s Espresso Martinis are a must.
Natural Healthy Food (The Plant Café) :For 25+ years, the UK’s leading vegetarian event caterers and “Healthiest Food” award winners (as Goodness Gracious).
Salcombe Dairy: Delicious handmade ice creams with real Devon double cream – try the 2023 delicious new flavours on the Ham Lawn and inside the Marquee during the intervals.
Oh Crepes: Masters of the art, you loved them on debut last year. Oh Crepes have a range of sweet and savoury to suit every taste.
Ham Bar: The Anchor’s Away Ham team will be there with an excellent range of Exeter Brewery ales and lager, Sandford Orchards ciders and all manner of wines, spirits and soft drinks.
In Blackmore Gardens…
Cafe Dish: Kara and her Hulin family provide now famous vegetarian/ vegan meals and snacks, a huge variety – like nothing else at the Festival.
Fat Fox Food (from Sidford): have got it all covered; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and cake-what more can you ask for? Just try the burgers.
Harry’s Kitchen: Specialises in Fish, Local Mussels, Vegan options, some meaty specials and chips. All locally sourced, with gluten free available. Totally delicious.
Salcombe Dairy Ice Creams: Delicious ices for small and big children in Blackmore.
The Tin Shack: has great coffee, drinks + treats; just what the doctor ordered, from little sister outfit to the Ham’s Bean Machine.
Blackmore Volunteers Bar: Last year we described them as ‘these highly-detuned, bar minding athletes’—nothing has changed in 2023; still doing a great job hosting visitors to the whole Gardens, including the Display Dance contingent. Impenetrable West Country
humour aside, they do have a “must try” range of local beers, ciders and skinny cocktails, wines, etc.
Taste of the Wild Pizza: Their range, named after local birds, are a lovely blend of veggie, vegan and meaty options, based on a thin sourdough crust baked in a wood fired oven. Ingredients are locally sourced and some wild foraged – choose from lots of add ons.
All the way from Merlin (mushroom, onion and oregano) to Avocet (chicken, ham and pepperoni), they are all delicious. If we are lucky, they may also turn up on a couple of evenings with a Paella!
Good Game Grill: Aged Steak and Venison burgers to die for, with slaws, sauces and pickles, these look amazing and taste just as good. Lots of add on and options – All Devon sourced, great value.
Wavi Coffee: Superb Cornish coffee and drinks and cakes served out of a newly converted Land Rover. Very smart outfit, up for giving you a mid evening buzzy drink and even a non alcoholic cocktail – worth a try. You will love them!
Bulverton Volunteers Bar: A hill top branch of the newly famous Volunteers Bar outfit.
This lot have it all. They have got just about every beer, cider, wine, softs, etc etc. and it’s coming to you quick as a flash. Love the homespun humour.
Froth and Grind: The Craft Village is getting its own drinks set up this year, Froth and Grind, celebrating Devon’s products; special Owen’s coffee, splendid homemade cakes and lots more.
Rusty Pig at the Campsite: We are delighted to announce that our lead caterers, Rusty Pig are bringing their skills to providing excellent breakfasts and some early evening dinners. Hungry campers are allowed to get down there in their droves.
Catering pitches are available at the Ham (main concert venue), Blackmore Gardens (dance marquee, pop up entertainment and craft fayre), the Campsite at Bulverton and the Bulverton Marquee (evening concerts and late night sessions, with all day workshops).
If you wish to apply for a catering pitch, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Your name
• Business name
• Postal address
• Telephone number
• Email address
• Description of food, including information about sourcing, and a menu
• Preferred site
Please attach photos of your unit or your brochure. We are unable to consider applications unless we have seen photographs or brochures.
If you are unable to send your information by email, please send to Sidmouth FolkWeek Catering, TIC, Ham Lane, Sidmouth EX10 8XR.