Food and Drink


Bluebell Organics

Food & Drink Stalls

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Throughout the festival site we’ll have plenty of places for you to refuel, with a huge variety of stalls selling all manner of delicious food and drink. Artisan bread, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, biscuits, macarons, ginger bread, fudge, sweets, brownies, chocolate, patisserie, cheesecake, jam, cake, sausages, scotch eggs, cordials, cider, dressings,just to name a […]


St Cuthbert's

St Cuthbert’s

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: St Cuthbert's

Based in the heart of Kirkleatham village, St Cuthbert’s is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the region, certainly one with the best examples of Georgian architecture! St Cuthbert’s will be throwing open their doors and celebrating the Festival of Thrift throughout the weekend. There’ll be drop in activities from Rosi Thornton  […]


Jamallot 2015


Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Festival Site

Our very own Festival of Thrift Jam & Chutney Factory! You don’t need a ticket just drop in. We’ll be producing artisan jams, chutneys and soups – onsite – from your donated vegetables and fruit. Chopping, cooking, stirring; preserving, tasting, bottling and labelling; or just serving hot. Donate your excess fruit and vegetables (from the […]


Date 21/09/2013

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Bistro Du Van

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: The Stables, Kirkleatham

Bistro Du Van is back by popular demand and the time in the wonderful courtyard in the Stables. Gorgeous! Each van is adopted by a local chef who will design your menu, prepare and serve your food. You can book on the day, so just turn up and see which vans are available, the menus […]


FOT food & drinks 2015

Festival Food & Drink

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Throughout the Festival site

We take food seriously at the Festival, with food guru Simon Preston at the helm. We’ll have hot and cold food, drinks, snacks and wonderful stalls selling tasty homemade goods too. We’ve got vegetarian and vegan options on site too. Hot savoury food comes in the form of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, On the Goa, Scream […]


Redcar - The Town is the Menu with Simon Preston

Redcar – The Town is the Menu

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 15:00
Location: The Walled Garden, Kirkleatham

This is something extra special. A unique, one-off experience developed for the Festival of Thrift 2016 by Simon Preston, our food guru whose BBC Radio 4 series The Town Is the Menu sees top chefs create a new dish inspired by their home town – now it’s Redcar’s turn! Book your place at the Redcar – The […]

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