Dining outside in teepee marquees overlooking Chew Valley Lake

The Story Farms release new Sunday food festival overlooking Chew Valley Lake

Last updated on Monday 21 August 2023

On Sunday, June 5 The Story Farm will be hosting its first 'Sunday Sessions' mini-festival.

For one glorious foodie day overlooking the tranquil Chew Valley Lake, The Story Farm will be setting up their glamourous teepee-style marquees. It will be welcoming Bristol-famous chefs to delight guests with a multi-course feast from the finest organic produce. There will be live music, inspired conversations about regenerative agriculture, a butchery demo, and plenty of delicious creative cocktails and fantastic wine to keep everyone in the party spirit.

The masterminds behind Valley Fest, the best-tasting music festival in the South West, are introducing an intimate mini-festival with stunning views and even better food. If the first event is successful, The Story Farm wants to make 'Sunday Sessions' a regular foodie spectacular that will be a must-do in any food lover's calendar.

Partnering with Josh Eggelton of Pony Restaurant Group, Toby Gritten of Pump House and Rob Howell of Root at Eat Drink Events, this sumptuous Sunday is a celebration of farm-to-fork food, open fire cooking, and the best of South West produce.

The giant teepees will be decked out to provide a casual yet luxurious feel to this outdoor foodie extravaganza and live music will accompany the drinks which will be flowing and the mouthwatering multi-course meal. 

All food prepared during this feast has been sourced with regeneration and ethics in mind, and guests will be invited to listen to passionate talks on the methods and importance of organic farming with wildlife and land in mind. There will also be a butchery demo to get your skills sharpened (pun intended) for the ever-nearing BBQ season (yay!).

A limited run of tickets are available to keep this an intimate and delicious celebration.


Tickets are £39 per head including all food and a glass of Pimms on arrival.

What is The Story Farm?

  The Story Farms overlooking Chew Valley Lake  

Founded in 2006 by school friends and fellow farmers Jim Twine and Luke Hasell, The Story Farm is a fully organic working farm that is passionate about conservation, regenerative agriculture, and wildlife-friendly farming practices.

They have strong ties with the gastronomic culture of Bristol and you will have seen their work at Meatbox and Root (a veg-led, small plate restaurant) on Wapping Wharf, at Valley Fest, and in small independent butchers across the South West.

Their passion for the land is made evident through their continued work to highlight the importance of compassionate and ethical agriculture through their many foodie events and ventures.

Luke has curated and grown two successful festivals, a gorgeous glamping site, and a thriving wedding business alongside his farm management.

What else does The Story Farm do?

  The Story Farm teepee tents overlooking Chew Valley

After the passing of his parents, The Story Farm's Luke Hasell founded Valley Fest in 2014. His parents loved sharing good food and knew a thing or two about enjoying life to the fullest. At the heart of Valley Fest's ethos is the memory of Luke's parents and the things they liked best in life. This friendly, food-loving festival is a multi-sensory experience to delight every festival-goer.

Luke has also teamed up with chef Josh Eggleton to establish a Bristol gastronomic favourite. Root restaurant in Wapping Wharf has been featured in the Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand award.

The people behind the success of The Story Farm's immersive foodie experiences are excited to bring a new series of intimate foodie gatherings to the beautiful Somerset countryside with a limited run of tickets. The Story Farms' first 'Sunday Sessions' is a wonderful way to greet the start of summer in a dreamy and delicious fashion.

To secure your space at 'The Story Farms: Sunday Sessions' grab your tickets here.

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