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Food and Drink

They will be open for breakfast (including a full English) from 8am. Steve Luscombe’s famous pub food will be available for lunch from noon with the dinner service starting at 6pm.


The bar will be serving Henley’s very own Lovibonds craft brewed beers plus wines, Pimms, spirits, soft drinks and tea/coffee. It will be open from 11am each day until midnight on Saturday and 9.30pm on Sunday.

The Golden Ball - Middle Assendon


Restaurant & Bar opening times:


Saturday - 8am Breakfast; 12noon Lunch;  6pm Dinner. Bar 11am until 11.30 pm

Sunday   - 8am Breakfast; 12noon Lunch;  6pm Dinner. Bar 11am until 8 pm appx


Tea & Coffee bar open Saturday and Sunday all day from 8am




The Festival is delighted to welcome Luscombes award winning Golden Ball to be the focal point of the Festival’s dining and drinking experience. Their chefs will be providing variations on their signature high quality menu to suit most tastes and budgets.


There are plenty of tables inside and out at their big tent, located in the centre of the Festival site, close to the main entrance and “Gloriana”.

There will be a variety of bands, from Jazz to Bluegrass, performing on the stage throughout the weekend with “Higher Ground”, a fabulous seven-piece band, playing on Saturday night for the Trad Boat Festival party!

'Bill' the Shepherd


Many Henley locals lucky enough to have sampled 'Bill's particular offerings will testify to her tasty, succulent lamb roasts. Now, at Fawley Meadows, devotees and regulars of the "Trad" get the chance to join her growing fan base. 


'Bill' is a well-known local shepherd whose flock of rare breed sheep are to be seen grazing wherever there is field space around Henley. Her Spit roast Lamb or Hogget and her succulent lamb-burgers are simply the best you will taste, anywhere.

Jake’s Molotov Fizz and Cocktail Bar


Keep cool and keep happy. Jason serves Fizz and mixes the finest cocktails either side of the Thames and the perfect Pimm’s too!

“Time for Tea”


Vintage Tearoom: A gentle flower-strewn, bunting bedecked retreat serving perfect pots of tea, or just a cup.. with delicious home-made cakes, scones and sandwiches. Charlotte is in great demand now for Vintage themed weddings so we are delighted to have managed to book her for the whole of the Festival weekend.

“Daisy” the Ice Cream Van


Tara Cole’s is another local wedding “must have” and her ice creams are as delicious as she is fun. Great photo opportunity too! 

Keep an eye out for the only

Steam-driven Popcorn Machine

in the country: possibly in the world !


Our “Stop Me and Buy One” Candy Floss Bicycle should raise a smile and make you forget any thoughts of diet: besides, the proceeds go to charity!

Bon Appetit:


Purveyor of artisan breads, buns and cakes for you to take home or just to add to your picnic.

As is the tradition at all Trad Rallies, revelries cease at midnight on Saturday evening

and an official  SILENCE  is observed on Fawley Meadows until 8 am on Sunday. 

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