As always, Glastonbury Festival presents a myriad of bars across the site. With more venues than ever, you’ll never be far from your favourite tipple. Whether it’s real ale, a pint of local cider or a fabulous cocktail, you won’t be disappointed.
Firm favourites such as the Meeting Place, West Holts Bar, the Cockmill, Avalon Inn, the Park Bar and the Cornish Arms will be making a welcome return and are all stocked to the brim, ready for your arrival. Keep your eyes peeled for the unique Brew Bars dotted within the markets selling an alternative selection of craft ales and premium drinks, and the two dedicated Tennessee Whiskey Bars within the Meeting Place and Cockmill. These mini-bars will be serving cocktails or straight on the rocks (perhaps with a refreshing twist!).
This year we also welcome two new bars – The Taphouse (situated in Leftfield) and The Elephant Bar (near the Pyramid Stage). The Taphouse will be selling a thirst-quenching range of craft keg beers and real ales straight from cask, bringing great beer and tunes to the heart of the markets! The eye-catching Elephant Bar is a new venue not to be missed. Two giant elephants stand guard, whilst refreshing craft beer and DJ’s await those who dare to discover this bar’s secrets.
So to help you on your travels, why not visit one of the many bars at the end of your journey or at the Meeting Place to catch up with friends. The variety of bars is endless, find your favourite!
West Holts Bar
The West Holts Bar holds the torch for the Jazz World Field of yesteryear with a music policy that encompasses all strains of jazz/soul/rock with emphasis always being on originality and quality. Featuring an Aztec-style frontage with our Foxes standing guard, come in, bring your friends and dance the night away to in this friendly and colourful venue. Although a great place to sit back, chill and enjoy the live music taking place on the West Holts stage, in between artists the West Holts Bar will be featuring its own entertainment, including live bands, DJ’s and the Festival-Famous “Big Fat Festival Quiz” which will be making a welcome return.
The Meeting Place
Come meet your friends at The Meeting Place! This market bar has become a firm favourite and returns to take its rightful place opposite Williams Green within the Festival’s street and food market. This is the perfect place to meet your friends, kick back, watch as the sun goes down. Try to stop yourself from dancing as our DJs bring the beach bar vibes to the heart of the Festival, late into the night. Treat yourself and your friends to a cocktail pitcher from our Tennessee Whisky Bar – sharing is caring!
This rustic, traditional bar filled with cosy snugs offers the finest choice of craft and real ales at Glastonbury Festival. Located in the heart of the Acoustic Field, the selection of twelve ales, including three local Somerset ales, will be sure to keep any beer aficionado happy. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main Festival, the Cockmill also offers beautiful panoramic views of the site, and one of the best night time scenes.
With its feet planted firmly in the future, the G-Stage Bar is an ode to the techno-gyptians of tomorrow. This year, the bar will also feature seating inside, to rest your weary legs before continuing the party. Come inside our monolithic pyramid, slowly being sucked skyward by the ethereal high priests of the Glade.
Come down to the Glade Bar on Thursday and party like there’s no work tomorrow at our tequila party! Try a paloma or a frozen passionfruit margarita with DJ’s spinning tunes from 8pm.
The Park Bar
This fantastically multi-coloured venue features authentic wooden seating and displays, with brilliant views across The Park area. This bar specialises in a range of local ales, making The Park Bar the place to be in this iconic field. Just sit back, put your feet up and relax!
The Hop & Liquor
A great man once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. You will be more than happy with our choice of beers, ecstatic about our cocktails and overjoyed by the atmosphere. Hang out at Hop & Liquor. You’ll be happy you did!
One of the wonders of the Glastonbury world – the medieval Avalon Inn – will be appearing once more in the legendary Field of Avalon . Order a beer and have some banter with the serving wenches, sit in comfort a stone’s throw from the Avalon stage and soak up the atmosphere
The Cornish Arms
This Cornish Ale Pub is situated in the heart of Glastonbury main town and just beside the Left Field Stage. The bar will be serving a selection of fine festival beverages including Cornish ales like Proper Job, delicious rum cocktails and espresso martinis. A welcome space to sit down, put your feet up and listen to the DJ’s. An easy going meeting spot in the middle of town for further adventures to the main stages and beyond. Don’t forget DJ Nipsy’s ‘Bloody Mary Dub Breakfast’ in the mornings and JFB (UK DMC Champion) on Sunday night after the pyramid closes.
Ridge & Furrow
Located in the Cabaret Field in the striking pink and blue big top, this bar is always a great place to visit. it has an eclectic music policy that is perfect for lazing around in the sun or later on, dancing under the moonlight. As well as a fully stocked bar, there will be a wide variety of cocktails on offer and who knows you might even see a flying pig or two.
The Open Arms
Located just off the main drag opposite the Greenpeace field The Open Arms is the Festival’s newest live music venue. As well as a bar offering cocktails and ales there will be coffee and mocktails for those wanting to stay focused. If you or your band would rather be on stage than off it, drop in and ask for the stage manager.
Visiting the Theatre Bar has become a tradition for so many Glastonbury ‘regulars’. Serving Craft Beers and premium strength Lagers plus local Cask Ales from 10am till 3am – come along to meet great friends old and new.
Pack your trunks and get down to the brand-new bar on the bloc – Elephant Bar. It’ll be on everybody’s Glastonbury ‘must visit’ list this year. Serving a range of World Craft and European Beers including Brooklyn New York and London Fields, this is a great meeting place to join your mates before going to The Pyramid or Other stage; meet under the iconic Elephant Heads.
At the very top of the site, Above The Park and adjacent to the Glastonbury sign, is ‘Tricketts’, a wooden shack serving ales, great wines as well as all the usual bits and pieces. A trip up the hill is a must to check out THE best view in town.