Refresh & Recharge!
The Wilkswood Reggae Festival has plenty to keep you refreshed and recharged over the weekend. There is fabulous street food with the Jerkshak’s genuine caribbean cuisine and Purbeck Paellas to-die-for Spanish dishes. Add to that some delicious wood-fired pizzas, the Wilkswood Farm barbecue, amazing vegetarian and vegan food, mouth-watering crepes from the Lush Creperie and scrummy cakes and there’s really no need to go hungry!
The Main Barn Bar will be serving ice cold Red Stripe, Purbeck Cider and real ales from the Dorset Brewing Company as well as a wide range of wines and spirits. New this year is the RumShak Bar, serving rum cocktails, adult ‘slush’ drinks and fresh juices. The friendly crowd from Dorset’s Grounded Coffee will also be bringing their own brand of café culture to this year’s festival.
Authentic Caribbean Cuisine
The acclaimed Jerkshak brings its range of genuine Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine to this year’s Wilkswood Reggae Festival. The menu includes Ackee and Saltfish, Ital Stew, Curry Wilkswood Mutton, Jerk Free Range Chicken, Jelly Coconuts, Patties, Callaloo and Rice and Peas all cooked on authentic oil drum barbecues.
Previous visitors to Purbeck will undoubtedly have come across the Jerkshak in the gardens of the Scott Arms in Kingston throughout the summer months. Owner Nicky originally hails from Jamaica and she brings the best family traditions to her genuine Caribbean dishes. The Jerkshak is open most weekends between June and September and in the winter Nicky organises Caribbean Cuisine Nights to bring a taste of the sun to the colder months.
Mediterranean Street Food
Dorset’s own Purbeck Paella offer rustic style catering, using only the freshest and, where possible, local ingredients in all their cooking. The source all their chicken from a local poultry producer, Piddle Valley Chickens and use Dorset Charcuterie to make their chorizo using locally sourced pork to our own recipe. Their paella is always free from gluten and dairy.
All paellas offer a special Purbeck take on traditional recipes and an expert combination of peppers, onions, tomatoes and garlic, fried in a delicious nutty olive oil to create a great ‘sofrito’, will soon get you salivating.
Café Culture. And a Land Rover!
Arthur is the 1976 Land Rover Series III lovingly restored and converted into a specialist coffee truck by Jon Rowe and Rosie Bailey for their mobile café, Grounded Coffee. They serve only the finest hot drinks including, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced coffee along with a wide range of delicious sweet treats. They can be found at country days, vintage fairs and festivals throughout Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and also cater for private events including weddings and corporate functions.
Dorset Brewing Company (aka DBC) was founded in 1996, when founder Giles Smeath restored an 800-year-old brewing tradition to the Dorset port of Weymouth in the heart of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Since then this well-loved and respected family brewery has grown in size and stature. DBC relocated and upgraded in 2011 to a state-of-the-art spring water-fed Jurassic Brewhouse, capable of crafting 1.5 million pints a year.
Striving to produce an individual product representing the very best of Dorset, DBC are leading the way with their popular Jurassic Coast brands as well as some fantastic limited edition craft ales.
The Purbeck Cider Company was born in 2006 when owner Joe Hartle returned to the family farm in Dorset after travelling around New Zealand. He had a brilliant idea to make a farm-pressed cider alongside farming the land with his flock of sheep.
Joe now harvests his apples from September each year to develop the naturally delicious and mouth-watering nectar he presses to make Joe’s Cider, the softly sparkling Dorset Draft, the berry-tinged Dorset Blush and the knock-your-socks-off Muddy Scamp.
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Just £120 for full adult festival admission & three nights camping.
£60 for under-17s, £20 for under-13s & under-3s go FREE!
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