Building upon the success and popularity of the Exeter Street Food brand, the team from the Hubb Group are launching two brand new events in Exeter for late summer / autumn 2016!
Hubb Group are launching their Cockt-Ale Festival (Exeter's Piazza Terracina, Saturday 24th September 2016 11am – 8pm) and The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10am - 8pm at Exeter's Southernhay Gardens.
Cockt-Ale Festival: Drinks & Entertainment Take Centre Stage at Exeter's Piazza Terracina (24 September 2016)
Celebrating distillers and brewers from the South West, this brand new event is at Exeter's Piazza Terracina on Saturday 24th September 2016 (11:00am – 8:00pm).
The Cockt-Ale Festival puts the mighty beverage right at the heart of the action, combining the best in local and international drinks, fun and informative food and drink pairing demonstrations, live entertainment and the option to carry home your favourite tipples plus a vibrant 'street food village' too! Entry is free.
The Bar's the Star!
Visitors to the Quayside's Piazza Terracina can enjoy a wide range of cocktails and real ales, with guest distillers and brewers and a wide selection of specialist gins on offer at 'Granny Garbutt's Gin Palace'. The 'street food village' will consist a wide variety of stalls, with food and drink pairing demonstrations courtesy of Exeter Cookery School.
There will be live music on the demonstration stage in the evening with acoustic performances throughout the day from local artists including Sadie Horler and many more. Visitors can also take home drinks they have sampled to enjoy at home too!
Karen Skerratt, Managing Director of the Hubb Group, the company behind Exeter Street Food and the Cockt-Ale Festival said:
“We are really proud to be able to launch our Cockt-Ale Festival in Exeter. The Festival brings together all the key ingredients to create a wonderful experience. Our customers can expect a remarkable range of cocktails, real ales and gins to explore twinned with the variety and quality of Exeter Street Food.
Our Cockt-Ale Festival aims to give a platform to local distillers and brewers who are rarely given this kind of exposure. We are blessed with some great independent businesses emerging from the South West which play a large part in our local economy, creating new jobs and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the sector.
We are also delighted that Exeter Cookery School will be joining to us for their food and drink pairing demonstration, bringing a new fun and informative element to the event. There is of course, plenty of opportunities to meet the distillers, brewers and food producers too!”
The Great Artisan Feast Festival coming to Exeter's Southernhay Gardens (15 October 2016)
Now a familiar sight on Exeter's elegant Southernhay Gardens the Exeter Street Food team are launching their new food and drink experience for all, called The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10:00am to 8:00pm.
The all-day festival features local artisan producers, street food, deli stands, 'Granny Garbutt's 'Gin Palace', ale bar, guest brewers and other beverages. There will also be guest food speakers, cooking demonstrations from Exeter Cookery School, sponsor stands plus live entertainment.
There will be large undercover marquee with a bar & seating from which to enjoy the unique atmosphere right at the heart of Exeter city centre. Entry is free.
In addition to a wide selection of producers selling delicious food from Exeter and the South West, visitors can also enjoy Granny Garbutt's 'Gin Palace', serving a wide selection of specialist gins, whiskies from the Whisky Wagon and local ales and beers. There will also be a variation of botanical drinks available.
There will be cookery demonstrations from Exeter Cookery School, who have been exploring opportunities to work with Exeter Street Food for some time. Live music will also add to the ambience of the event in the picturesque Southernhay Gardens.
Quality and Variety
As with all the Exeter Street Food events, The Great Artisan Feast Festival will also focus on quality and variety celebrating the best food and drink from across the South West.
Visitors will be able to choose from designated food and drink areas including Very Veggie, Meaty Mouthfuls, Tantalising Tipples, Relax & Natter, Sweet Sensations, Delicious Deli and World Flavours. There will be plenty of vegetarian and gluten free choices too.
Speaking about The Great Artisan Feast Festival, Karen Skerratt, Managing Director of the Hubb Group added: “We can't wait to bring The Great Artisan Feast Festival to Southernhay on October the 17th. Our Exeter customers are very adventurous and the festival affords them a chance to meet the producers, ask questions and give direct feedback.
The Festival, which is free to enter, will feature our extremely popular Gin Palace, which alongside the live entertainment and demonstrations will make the event a truly unique experience to city folk and visitors of all ages.
The Artisan Festival reflects how we at the Hubb Group are learning and developing our offer all the time. We take pride in responding to both our customers and our stall holders and working hard to not only meet their needs but also exceeding their expectations.”
The Hubb Group created, organise and run Exeter Street Food, Bath Street Food and a variety of bespoke pop-up festivals, markets and other unique and award winning experiences. The Group is currently undergoing a period of sustained growth and company expansion. With a hard earned reputation for quality and variety, the Hubb team are skilled in planning and delivering events designed to meet their company mission 'Be Inspired, Be Unique'.
Jim Fisher, co-owner of Exeter Cookery School who will be running cookery demonstrations at The Great Artisan Feast Festival said: “We have watched with eager anticipation the development of Exeter Street Food Market and are delighted to be involved in their inaugural Awards and Great Artisan Feast Festival in Exeter. We will be tempting visitors with some more unusual ice cream flavours, such as Margarita ice cream and caramelised rum-infused pineapple with a Pina Colada ice cream.”
The Cockt-Ale Festival will be at Exeter's Piazza Terracina on Saturday 24th September 2016 (11:00am – 8:00pm) and The Great Artisan Feast Festival is on Saturday 15th October 2016 10:00am – 8:00pm at Southernhay Gardens. Both events are free to enter.
For the latest information visit www.streetfoodexeter.co.uk and click on Cockt-Ale Festival or The Great Artisan Feast Festival or on Facebook at facebook.com/exeterstreetfood