News about this years Lewes Octoberfeast 2018


 Octoberfeast is now in its ninth year –  we began back in 2010 with the aim of promoting local food and producers and enjoying the fruits of the autumn harvest.

Locals put on special menus and our programme of pop up suppers have proved a very popular part of Octoberfeast encouraging keen cooks to host a ‘come dine with me’ evening.

OctoberFeast events of recent years include An Audience with Rick Stein, the Street Food Feast and FEAST & Food School at Harvey’s Yard.


Depot film specials –


Exact dates to follow:

A Mad Hatter Party in combination with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Our first biblical epic Gladiator will be followed by a whiskey tasting with acclaimed spirits expert Mark Ridgwell in Robert’s bar.

We will create a very long table with food before or after (tbc) The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and her Lover.

Diary dates –


Special Octoberfeast Food & Drink quiz supper in association with Harveys at the John Harvey Tavern on Friday 19 October at 7pm.  Full details to follow.

 Pit your culinary wits at our fun evening upstairs at the pub. An aperitif, wine tasting and light supper followed by the quiz. £27.50pp.


Saturday 20th October at 7.30 Cliffe Church Hall. Lewes’s top brewer and renowned thespian Miles Jenner is giving a special performance of his acclaimed one man show “If I catch Alphonso tonight”about the famous music hall artist Billy Merson.  He will be providing some appropriate  ‘Octoberfeast’ refreshments during the interval.   For further details on this performance see 

Pop Up Suppers –


Friday 5 October.  Nordic Soir in Grange Road. 

This year these popular pop uppers are looking north and putting their skills to the test with some Nordic specialities. 10 places £30pp. Proceeds to charity. 

….. and as a foretaste of Octoberfeast the apple press will be at the Linklater Pavilion in the second weekend in September. 

The press has saved tons of apples and pears from rotting, instead turning them into delicious juice.


Check out the OctoberFeast blog for recipes, interviews and details of how to get the most out of this year’s festival.

Each year dozens of independent events take place as part of Lewes OctoberFeast, from specialist menus to theatre productions. We offer free advertising in our programme and online for a limited number of events that are held for the benefit of the community and the environment.

If you would like to be involved in OctoberFeast 2018, check out our blog for more information about hosting an event, pop-up supper or volunteering.