Like outdoor adventure, attending our Festival can be hungry and thirsty work. We are delighted to continue to expand our offering – with a range of bars and cafes in the Shackleton and Basecamp Tents at the Brewery Arts Centre.

We have local food venders at the Festival, who ensure, where possible, that ingredients are local. There will also be more vegan and vegetarian options. All of our venders will be using eco friendly containers and cutlery.

Our Festival takes place in the centre of Kendal and from here we encourage you to explore our bustling town. You’ll find many vibrant places to refuel including casual coffee shops, traditional pubs, cool bars and formal restaurants. Head to the Visit Kendal website to explore the local options and find the perfect place for a refreshing pit-stop during the day or a relaxing drink in the evening.

Cup Deposit Scheme

We have introduced a cup deposit scheme. You will be asked to pay a £1 deposit for your cup at the bar. The cups are made from polypeptide (PP) and printed using eco ink. These cups have a lower environmental impact than a single-use cup after less than 3 uses. You can choose whether or not you want to keep your cup, or donate your £1 - all profits go to the World Land Trust, a conservation charity working to preserve natural habitats and indigenous communities (