The Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is introducing new ways to reduce single-use plastic at the 2018 event at Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens on the early May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 5th– Monday 7th May). Visitors to the 2018 Exeter Food Festival will be drinking from reusable glasses and can save money on coffee if they bring their own reusable coffee cups.


Michael Caines, co-founder of the Exeter Food Festival, says, “For over 10 years, the Exeter Food Festival has stuck to a strict environmental policy with our food traders and exhibitors only using compostable and biodegradable disposable products, including wooden cutlery. There is always more that we can all do to reduce the amount of plastic we use, so this year we are supplying reusable glasses in the bars and encouraging visitors to bring their own coffee cups.”


Reusable Exeter Chiefs plastic glasses will be available for a £1 returnable deposit from The Otter Brewery Festival Bar and the Oddfellows Gin Bar in the Exeter Castle Courtyard. Visitors can exchange their cup for a clean one each time they buy a drink and finally return it to one of the bars when they leave.


Visitors bringing their own coffee cups to the Food Festival will receive a 20p discount on their coffee at each of the three coffee outlets, Camper Coffee, Lemon Jelli and Origin Coffee Roasters.


Exeter City Council