Feast at Finzels this Christmas
The ever popular Finzels Reach Market will be temporarily move to the Old Fire Station at Finzels Reach this Christmas for a two-day street food extravaganza! With some of the tastiest street food stalls and trucks from the West Country, the event will also feature live music, local beer, cider, hot mulled wine and plenty of seating. With free entry, this is one festive feast not to be missed! Watch this space as we’ll announce traders soon!
The event has been sponsored by Cubex and Willmott Dixon
Thursday 13 December, 12pm – 10pm
Friday 14 December, 12pm – 10pm
Let's do lunch!
Finzels Reach is home to a popular street food market, which runs every Friday between 12pm and 2pm.
Visitors to the market can expect locally-produced food, cooked from scratch by some of the South West’s most exciting street food traders. There’s plenty of choice including Cantonese dumplings, mac & cheese, Thai curry, wood fired pizza, brownies, jerk chicken, falafel and much more. Guest traders are invited every week to keep things fresh and seasonal.
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Historic brewery buildings brought back to life
For one night only, the historic Fermentation Buildings at Finzels Reach became the backdrop for a buzzing food market, showcasing some of the finest street food traders in the South West.
Not normally open to the public, the buildings are part of the rich brewing history at Finzels Reach.
Beer was be supplied by local brewery Left Handed Giant, which will soon open a brew pub in the Compressor Building at Finzels Reach, while Espensen Spirit was on hand rustling up delicious cocktails using a range of their own naturally infused gins and vodkas.
Event organiser Sophie Bowden, who also runs the successful Finzels Reach street food market every Friday, said: “There’s been much discussion in the food industry around the demand for more indoor industrial spaces to be used for exciting street food events in the city.
“We’re delighted to be given kind permission from Cubex to use the stunning Fermentation Building just days before the building is developed.”
For more information on future one-off ‘Feast’ events at Finzels Reach, please visit: www.facebook.com/FeastatFinzels
The Fermentation Buildings at Finzels Reach were also the perfect setting for @hermioneharbutt‘s stunning new occasion wear collection.
“A fab team with absolutely everything looking so pretty! Thanks to @cubex_land for giving us such a spectacular building to shoot in.”
Exploring the historic relationship between brewer and baker
The spotlight was thrown on the historic relationship between brewer and baker at Finzels Reach’s weekly street food market in summer 2018 as part of Bristol Food Connections Festival.
‘Beer and Bread’ brought together independent brewery Left Handed Giant and Assembly Bakery, resulting in some exciting beer and bread collaborations.
The market’s regular street food traders also be incorporated beer and bread into limited edition dishes created especially for the market.
Gavin Bridge, director of Finzels Reach developers Cubex, said: “It’s astonishing to think when George’s Brewery closed, there were just 71 people working onsite and when complete, some 2,500 people will live or work in the thriving new neighbourhood. The ‘Beer and Bread’ event was another great opportunity to explore the brewing history of the site and, of course, tuck into delicious treats from our regular street food traders.”