Ping the tastebuds, slake the thirst, there's something for every appetite at ALSO 19.
A family farm, with 2 generations of the Alsop family working on the farm (and the 3rd generation already showing an interest!) we serve ice cream made from organic buffalo milk.
Grouch Coffee is the coolest little"Tuk Tuk" coffee van, serving proper coffee and hot drinks, homemade cloudy lemonade and iced coffees - and we're plastic free!
Stop the Press Cafe is inspired by the influence of Penny Universities, they'll be bringing the caffeine to the conversation for the weekend.
Cocktails have long played their role in the heart of the design of the festival. For 2019 we celebrate this with a big, bold and beautiful cocktail bar placed naturally right in the heart of the festival. Perfect for an aperitif, to kick your night off, to discuss ideas or for a nightcap. Plus our now legendary programme of how to workshop and talks on spirits and wines.
Ease into Sunday with a hearty late breakfast or is it an early lunch? Whichever way you sway, you’ll be accompanied by the uplifting sounds of the London International Gospel Choir. Expect vivid harmonies, catchy melodies, fantastic soloists and for your soul to be elevated to a very fine state of mind.
ALSO is proud to have our own restaurant, built from wood found in our woods - Getaria is the beating heart of The Costa del ALSO and serves Northern Spanish tapas, wines, beers and cava, Don't miss it.
Back for 2019 our resident cocktail expert Susan L. Schwartz, host of Lush Life Podcast, the interview show dedicated to the people behind the bar will continue our internatiaonal tour of cocktail classics and the spirits that made them.
What kind of ideas festival would we be without somewhere you could take a hand crafted rum cocktail down to the banks of Compton Pools and relax. Our much loved Rum Shack is back for 2019.
Our aim is to serve delicious food that we know the provenance of. We serve our home bred pork and organic lamb that we raise to the highest standards, with a huge emphasis on welfare and respect. We use eggs from hens that are free to roam. Our cheeses come straight from artisan cheesemakers who use milk either from their own herd, or from carefully selected organic farmers. We offer a selection of both vegetarian and vegan food and can cater for food intolerances and allergies. We love our planet so only use fully compostable or recyclable disposables – absolutely no plastic bottles for us
Taste Tibet is a Guardian and BBC Good Food Top Ten pick, and a completely unique proposition. From our traditional Tibetan summer picnicking tent, we serve up our legendary momo dumplings (vegan or beef), and a mouthwatering spread of gluten-free Himalayan curries, which include a range of vegan options. Chuck on our home-made chili dips, which contain peppercorns from Tibet, and wash down with our amazing chai tea, made with fresh ginger and our unique blend of crushed whole spices.
We are a small independent wood fired pizza company. Our aim is to take good quality ingredients and make tasty food at affordable prices while supporting our local ecosystems and food producers. To make sure everybody is catered for we also offer vegan and gluten free options.
Pop along to our Pop-Up Kombucha Café to discover the fabulousness of fermenting your own drinks. There'll be a whole bunch of flavoured kombuchas and water kefirs to try and the wonderful women of Wild Fermentary will be on hand to teach the basics of home fermentation and how to boost your own health.Info & Tickets
Start your weekend by our opening fiesta at our in festival Northern Spanish restaurant Getaria by eating your way around the region with a glass of wine whilst taking in the best angle on our lake.Info & Tickets
We are delighted to have our awesome friend & goat man joining us at ALSO this year. We have invited James to head up our Friday night family-style dining event where he'll be cooking from his new book, GOAT. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised...Info & Tickets
For both Saturday and Sunday morning, Little Geoff our breakfast canteen will be open from 8am so crawl out of your tent and roll up at our no bookings ‘Little Geoff’ breakfast canteen to refuel with something from our classic breakfast menu. Little Geoff offers a cooked breakfast for both veggies and meat lovers, a Continental breakfast and avocado on toast, smoothies, juices, and Bloody Marys.
This has been the smash hit finale to our Saturday Night banquet and this year we're turning it into an event on its own. A riotous, immersive, experiential LIVE plating of pudding - complete with cake, fruit, cream, and many many toppings served to you like they've never been served before! Place an explosively fun slice of deliciousness into your Saturday at ALSO.Info & Tickets
This has been the smash hit finale to our Saturday Night banquet and this year we're turning it in to an event on its own. A riotous, immersive, experiential LIVE plating of pudding - complete with cake, fruit, cream and many many toppings served to you like they've never been served before! Place an explosively fun slice of delicousness in to your Saturday at ALSO.Info & Tickets
Get yourself Saturday Night at ALSO sorted to go glam, glittery or colour pop by stopping by our vintage glamour pop up in our brand new cocktail bar. With looks a plenty for all on offer - there's no excuse for sporting leisure wear.
Our favourite wine loving Cornishman, Dan Abbots (ex-wine buyer for Bibendum) will be introducing us to the leading wines and vineyards of the West of England. It is said that if pesky Henry VIII had left the monasteries alone, England would have led the world in viniculture - a subject close to his heart. The West Country is having a wine renaissance so this ALSO why not let Dan take you on his tasty tour of Cornish wines and food.Info & Tickets
Saturday night’s 5-course banquet will be hosted in collaboration with the Clatter Club secret dining - an underground supper club led by Maverick chefs, Rob Dant and Andrew Walker. We have the privilege of the sommelier Natalia Gonzales, taking us through a flight of wine paired to taste.Info & Tickets
Cask No Doubt. We love to take an intelligent look at the things we drink for pleasure at ALSO so we are so pleased BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet broadcaster and author of Chasing The Dram: Finding the Spirit of Whisky, Rachel McCormack with her taste tour of the ways whiskys are finished - from Sauternes to Sherry.Info & Tickets
Don’t miss our Balearic Brunch. Relax with a glass of Sangria whilst your Paella is cooked to order in our stunning Dining tent!Info & Tickets