One of the many fantastic things about taking our food on the road is crossing paths with wonderful people from other parts of the country/world who happen to be in the same field at the same time. There are so many sublime moments of connection and shared humanity.
Some of this happens in the fields. The strangers who helped me this Glastonbury to hoist my youngest (now just 3cm smaller than me) onto my shoulders during the Foo Fighters set. The woman who got our kids into the front row for Rudimental.
Glastonbury attracts intense media scrutiny, but much of what is best about the festival is missed by the TV coverage. The most life-affirming moments usually happen in between gigs, and at the festival stall we get more than our share. People talk to us about their own travels in Tibet – or they simply love the food. This Glastonbury, Daniel met a customer who introduced himself as a cousin.
“If only society was always so accepting of difference,” said Frances Ryan in Monday’s Guardian in a piece about Lewis Capaldi’s faltering performance on the Pyramid Stage, and it’s true. It feels like prejudice and malice are left at the gate here, but for one weekend only.
By the end of the festival, there are signs that it’s all over even before people start to exit the site. At the back of the stall, we see what other traders leave behind: hundreds of bread rolls this time, half a tonne of minced beef, thousands of paper cups (this one is a real mystery), to name just a few discarded items. Hungry punters on their way out of the site are suddenly unwilling to pay full price. Camping fields are littered with equipment in perfect condition that’s just too heavy to lug to the car.
We had a truly fantastic festival, and we’re holding on to the best moments now that we are back. Max (R) and Jake (L) ate with us on Sunday and made us laugh during our busiest moment. Jake designed the Temple at Glastonbury’s The Common stage. Genius is everywhere.
Our restaurant reopens TONIGHT, Thursday, and this week’s menu is out now. Our opening hours are as follows:
TONIGHT: 5-9.30pm (dinner only)
Friday – Saturday: 12-3 (lunch) / 5-9.30pm (dinner)
Come to dine with us or to take away. And while you’re at it, our freezers are fully loaded so do stock up on momos and your favourite curries. We have plenty of chilli and pickle jars behind the counter as well + of course our cookbook.
Can’t wait to see you!
Julie and Yeshi
Opening hours this week:
Fri – Sat: 12-3pm 🥢 5-9.30pm
☏ 01865 499318