Derby Folk Festival Food and Drink

Derby Folk Festival

Being right in the city centre, there are a whole host of places where you can find some fantastic food and drink options. These range from grabbing a quick snack in a fast food outlet, to having a great meal... all within a few minutes walk of all of the venues, including: 

Real Ale (and most other beverages if you prefer) will be served from bars located next to the City Marquee, and also from the Guildhall Theatre, with a delicious selection of ales (including a gorgeous Festival Ale!) from Thornbridge Brewery.

The Guildhall Theatre’s neighbours, The Acropolis Cafe, have agreed to stay open much later than usual in order to keep you all served with some great meals!

The Old Bell Hotel features a variety of bars, all with a great selection of beers (and single malt if that’s your thing!) – The Tudor Bar is open to all, with the former being our main session venue.

As well as that, a small selection of festival specific caterers will be on-site in the Market Place.

OOH LA LAA CREPES Freshly cooked to order in a vintage French van and using only the very best ingredients, their delicious homemade crêpes are generously topped with anything your heart desires from an extensive menu.

THE TOASTIE CLUB creating food that makes your belly happy! A great menu of freshly prepared toasties, crammed with flavour, oozing with a range of carefully selected cheeses and served between two tasty slices of locally-sourced sourdough bread.

THE WONKY TABLE provide food with heart and soul using locally sourced produce. With a restaurant in Sadler Gate, they will have a pop up stall on the Market Place serving delightful food throughout the festival.

Visit the Folk Festival website for more information.


Show your Derby Folk Festival 2018 ticket or wristband to staff at the following partners at the time of order/purchase to save.

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, St Mary’s Gate

15% off accommodation, food and drink

Wonky Table, Sadler Gate

15% off our snack menu 12-3pm

The Kitchen, Sadler Gate  

10% off your bill

Milk and Honey, Sadler Gate  

Half Price Milkshakes

Doughnotts, Sadler Gate  

10% off your bill

Old Bell Hotel, Sadler Gate

20% off food from the new bar menu  

Acropolis, Market Place

10% off all full price meals

Deli Potato, Market Place  

10% off all full price meals

Dog and Moon, Sadler Gate  

10% off food and drinks

Squashed Tomato, The Strand  

10% off all orders

Derby Museum & Art Gallery  

5% off in the Museum Shop & Cafe

The Post House, Victoria Street

15% off drinks

Walkabout, Market Place  25% off food and drink 
Pitcher and Piano, Friar Gate 20% off food and drink 

Other offers


GGG Jewellery, The Strand Arcade   

10% discount on all stock

Wasted Youth, Sadler Gate  

15% off clothing

Unescapable, Wardwick

10% off bookings using promo code FOLKFEST10 on website

Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer & manager discretion applies.