Bee Shack on tour at Glastonbury


Well we survived our week at Glastonbury. The sunbeams were beautiful & our little mobile Bee Shack Cafe offered shaded sanctuary for weary revellers. We ran low on stocks of iced fruit cordial- we just managed to eke out stocks til Sunday. Popular cakes were Almond Moon, Amondi & the Honeyed Apple Cookies. Sadly the Brownies & Triple Chocolate Tinkers resembled chocolate soup quite quickly!

The Bee Shack Cafe, Glastonbury Festival

It was lovely to see so many regulars- our offer of squidgy cushions, proper china mugs, tea & cake does seem to hit the spot – it truly is a luxury just to be able to have a nice sit’s amazing how tired you get just mooching around the festival site.

The food this year was awesome. We sampled fare from the Halls Dorset Smokery, The Dorset Blue Soup Company & Queen Deliah’s super salad mixes. The Goan Fish Curry Company is still my fave though- the Fish Caldine- all delicate lime/coriander & coconut milk with what looked like pollock or whiting was just scrum-a-dum. We ran out of time to sample a cream tea from the Cream tea shed but the chocolate cake from the Hurly Burly Cafe was divine.

It’s such a novelty not to be hosing down the infamous mud from all of our kit. True- the chairs/tables etc are looking a little dusty but we’ll get them all spruced back up ready for the Bee Shack Cafe Saturday this weekend. Do come by for tea, Honeybuns cakes and/or luncheon- we’d love to see you. We’ll have some Glastonbury pics on display too.

The garden is looking wonderful- just outside our office window we can see amazing roses, lavender & foxgloves & the view across the nature reserve field is idyllic- all the grass seed heads are waving in the breeze-.making concentrating on the old computer screen a tad difficult! The honey bees are enjoying all the buddleia, lavender & other friendly plants around the site.

Thank you for everyone’s patience regarding our little savoury tarts too- they’re now finally online We have more items to follow & the website will be revamped for next year. We’re aware that the shop section is a bit ‘clunky’ but all will be revamped for your shopping pleasure for 2011!

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Hope to see you at the Bee Shack this Saturday,

Em xx