The Venue

The Folk House
40a Park Street

Please don't use this address for festival enquiries - details of how to get in touch are on our Contact page

Photo: Folk House Dance Hall
The Folk House Cafe
A dish from the Folk House Cafe

The World's Best Brownies!
Photo: Folk House court yard

The Folk House is situated at 40a Park Street which is up the alleyway near the two post boxes next to Nomad on the right hand side if you are walking up the hill. The rear entrance is in Culver Street (this is close to the lower pedestrian entrance
to Trenchard Street car park).

Map and directions

The venue is non-smoking throughout, has a large dance hall with a wooden dance floor, a licensed bar and a cafe where the late night jam sessions also take place.

The dance hall does get rather warm despite a couple of air conditioning units - so it'll be just like in Louisiana! Due to the residential location, it is not possible to open windows at the dance hall as the Folk House could lose their license, but we will try to do our best to provide fans and there are balconies and a courtyard where it is possible to go and cool down.

A few words from Liz Haughton - the cafe manager- below to give you an early (and a delicious!) taster!


The Folk House Café will be serving delicious home made food throughout the weekend of the festival, with Cajun specials such as Gumbo and Jambalaya, plus festival staples like BBQ pork rolls, pasta dishes and of course our delicious soups and salads. Your sweet tooth will be very happy with our cakes, flapjacks and brownies too!
Our bar serves local ales and beers, ciders and organic wine, plus a large range of soft drinks.
All of our ingredients are sourced with great care, most being certified organic and as local as possible.
The opening times of the Cafe for the Festival Weekend are :
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 7.30pm
Last orders for food 30 minutes before closing
The bar will stay open until late on Friday and Saturday!
Check out the following social media links for the cafe:

For more information about the Folk House, visit the Folk House website and their Facebook site.

(Thank you to the Folk House staff for the photos on this page)

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