Street food pop-up party brings feasting tables and DJ to Gloucester

A menu of local street food and drink, including a rugby star's fruity cider and legendary Gloucester crepes, is taking centre stage at the first King’s Feast in Kings Square this October 2023 — and if it proves popular, it could become a regular event.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
There's a feast of flavours at Gloucester’s first ever pop-up street food celebration.

King’s Feast, Gloucester’s first ever dedicated street food celebration, is popping up in Kings Square for its debut on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2023.

There's no charge to wander around and discover the wealth of regional street food and drink talent, featuring a delicious mix of award-winning pizzas, burgers, crepes, chicken and ciders, ales and coffees.

Visitors can choose from a variety of dishes and drinks and enjoy them at long, feast-ready tables under canvas in a huge stretch tent on the square, with guest DJs spinning an atmospheric soundtrack — creating a laidback, social atmosphere.

Vendors featuring at the first event include sweet and savoury crepes from Spago at Gloucester Quays; smashed patties from Bosh Burgers in the Forest of Dean; and Just Pressed Cider from former Gloucester Rugby and Italian international player Jake Polledri, with his brews from Longhope, near Mitcheldean.

Expect chicken box delights, including barbecue chicken bandits, buffalo blue bad boys and Gochujang Korean barbecue strips from Gloucester's own Roly Poly Eats as well as locally-sourced beef burgers and sides from Gloucestershire's The Ground and Round Burger.

Pig’s Pizzas from South Gloucestershire and coffees, teas and hot chocolates from Bristol's Copper Coffee complete the line-up.

Organised by Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) in association with Kings Walk Gloucester, the event is expected to attract plenty of keen foodies.

Manager of Gloucester BID, Emily Gibbon, said: 'Our city and county are well-known for producing some of the best food and drink in the country, so we’re really excited to be working with some of the most dynamic young producers on a totally new kind of event for Gloucester.

'Pop-up street food events are hugely popular in cities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and Cardiff, and we’re hoping King’s Feast will be a huge hit and become a regular occurrence in the city centre.

'The combination of great food, drink and DJs feels like a superb fit for the new events space in King’s Square, and we’re very excited for our first outing this weekend.'

The feast will run from 11am to 7pm on Saturday 28 and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 29 October 2023.

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