Yule Gifts from Glastonbury

Christmas Gifts Glastonbury 2021

This year I’m not only encouraging you to shop in Glastonbury for your Winter Solstice or Christmas gifts, but also to choose items that have been designed and created locally. Here’s a small selection of suggestions that I hope will enthuse you to come for a shopping trip, or check out some of our online shops if you can’t make it to the town.

Red Brick Building Community Garden

I recently revisited the Red Brick Building Community Garden on the edge of Glastonbury. I found it blooming, in more ways than one.

Magical Music in Hallr Woods

Hallr Woods Folk Event

An afternoon of music in Hallr Woods featured some of Somerset’s best folk musicians in a truly magical woodland setting.

Camping at Bob’s Field

Bob's Field Banner

A friendly new Glastonbury eco friendly campsite with bell tents, fire pits and a great view of the Tor. Occasional special events at the field’s Cantina featuring home cooked street food.

Glastonbury’s Avalon Club

Avalon Club Exterior

Glastonbury’s Avalon Club is a friendly local social club in the centre of Glastonbury. They are keen to welcome new members, so I went for a guided tour of their facilities and to meet some of the regulars.

Glastonbury for Vegans

Variety of Organic Vegetables

Glastonbury has a lot to offer vegans (and vegetarians). Here’s a guide to cafes, restaurants, pubs, accommodation, shops and services in what’s quite possibly England’s most vegan friendly town.

A Life in the Landscape with Photographer Peter Longden

Sunrise in Taurus by Peter Longden

I love meeting people and hearing their stories about how they came to live in Glastonbury. I recently interviewed photographer, amateur astronomer and dowser Peter Longden about his life, his images and his love of Glastonbury.

Glastonbury Town by Bicycle

Information and advice for Glastonbury Town’s visiting and local cyclists. Where to go, where to stay, bike hire and Electric Bike advice.

Queen of Cups Restaurant and Freehouse

I’m delighted about the opening of ‘Queen of Cups’, Glastonbury’s newest restaurant and freehouse. It’s a fun, fresh and female-led approach to dining and drinking in Glastonbury that I’m confident will be very popular.

Benedict Street Kitchen

Chef Shane in BSK

Benedict Street Kitchen is an exciting addition to Glastonbury’s growing good food scene. I recently met with owner Lucy Wyatt to talk about Farm to Fork, local and seasonal fare.