Falmouth’s Custom House Quay is about to become a go-to spot for the local community and visitors to sample a diverse array of food and drink pop-ups while spectating a bumper summer of events on land and sea.
The 350-year old quay operated by Falmouth Harbour is becoming home to a scenic ‘Grub Hub’ of independent street food vans and vendors following a successful trial last summer.
Former superyacht chef Paul Halliday will return with his mobile Pescabar and he said: “Custom House Quay is a beautiful spot to work from and the feedback from customers last year was amazing.
“It’s always been a great year-round destination with all the surrounding pubs and restaurants – and alongside those it’ll be good fun to have a real foodie colony of pop-ups on the quay this year.”
Falmouth Harbour is inviting bookings for its pop-up slots from February with the hub up and running for purveyors of food and drink between April 1 and October 31.
Throughout July and August – peak time for events at the Harbour including the Tall Ships Festival, Shanty Festival and numerous regattas – the entire quay will be closed to parking and turned over to the Grub Hub.
Harbour CEO, Miles Carden, said: “It’s a privilege for us to hold such wonderful, historic waterside quays as part of our Falmouth Harbour estate and we are delighted to be opening Custom House Quay in particular to local food and drink businesses in what will be such a blockbuster summer for our town.”
Event highlights of the harbour include the ever-popular Shanty Festival (June 16 –18), the national Armed Forces Day (June 24), a rare return for the world’s Tall Ships Festival and Race from (August 15 – 19) and Falmouth’s famous Oyster Festival (October 12 – 15).
Independents wanting to join the Grub Hub can apply to Falmouth Harbour from mid-February online at www.falmouthharbour.co.uk/grubhub with successful applicants renting a space on Custom House Quay. Permits are available for week, month or season-long spots.