I only saw the Social Eats Event advertised this week on one of the bands pages who were booked to play. I thought it would be a great opportunity to see how Holly and Oscar get on at a festival, albeit a small one!
Who are Social Eats Events?
Social Eats Events were founded in 2021 and focuses their events on providing award winning street food, drinks & cocktails alongside live music.
You can find their upcoming events on the events page
As we were such last minute bookers our tickets were £9 each for Gaz and I, £4 for Holly and Oscar was free (as he is under 4) plus a £3.30 booking fee. Making the total for the 4 of us £25.30.
The on the door prices were £12 per adult and £6 per child. Social Eats Events do offer discounted tickets the more in advance you book.
Location, Facilities & Parking
This Social Eats Event was held at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, B60.
Parking at the Rugby club was blue badge holders only. As we aren’t familiar with the area we decided to book parking just in case. We would have been perfectly fine parking on the road as we arrived so early but I hate being stressed about where to park!
We use JustPark to find parking and this time we found a local driveway available for £6.59 for 12 hours.
Bench seats were provided. -they said it was enough seating for 700 and it probably took a good couple of hours before they were all filled as lots of people choose to set up their own areas with blankets and chairs.
They had unisex portaloos which meant there were loooong queues for the toilets. Someone in the queue mentioned they had a better set up at a previous event so hopefully they fix that if they do it again in Bromsgrove.
They also only had hand gel and not sinks which i’m not overly a fan of, I like to wash my hands!
There were 4 bars where you could buy alcohol, soft drinks were also available at most of the food stands.
2 general bars with draft beers / cider, wine and soft drinks. We had a beer, pink gin with lemonade and 2 fruit shoots and it was £16. Can’s of soft drinks and Fruit Shoots were £2 each but bottled water were £2.50.
Brew61 – a local Craft brewery located at Greenfields Farm in Bromsgrove – give them a follow on Facebook
The Mixin Mafia – bringing their unique collection of premium cocktail to Bromsgrove were The Mixin Mafia and they are available for private events! Give them a follow on Facebook
Coffee by James was also available for hot drinks – I couldn’t find them on social media though so if you know them let me know and I will add a link!
My pink gin was SO STRONG because they made it in a teeeeeeeenie cup there was nowhere near enough lemonade in it for me!
Music & Entertainment
The weather was amazing, beautiful sunshine all day, not a cloud in the sky! I imagine there were lots of sunburnt people waking up this morning!
The stage had loads of room in front of it for people to dance or set up their blankets and chairs.
The George Ezra Tribute was up first and he was great. Holly loves George Ezra so she was dancing away to Shootgun and Green green grass.
Next up was Killerstream who we first saw bck in 2014 and I do love watching them perform, even though they did an 80’s set much to my disappointment!
The last act we saw was the Robbie Williams tribute and although i’m not much of a Robbie fan he was very good and the crowd loved him.
Here is a little bit of a preview of the George Ezra & Robbie Williams Tributes and Killerstream the weekend anthems band.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Tributes were due on later in the day but after 5hours in the sun Oscar was ready to go home.
We did have a look at Jacks page (Ed Sheeran tribute) and we are gutted we missed him as he looks to be an awesome tribute. You can find out more about him on his website
There was a range of food trucks to choose from including Pizza, Burgers, Indian, Asian, Greek and of course Desserts.
They were all on the pricey side but everything we had was really good.
Holly and Oscar had a burger and both actually finished it for a change, so they obviously approved!
Gaz has a Gyros and for some reason it’s the only truck I didn’t get a photo of – whoops! It was £10 and came just like this with chips.
But I did manage to find them on social media – Big Malakas – follow them on Facebook
After having one of these at the Solihull Summerfest last year when I spotted Betty’s van again I knew I would be having another today!
They didn’t have the Eton mess one that I had last year so I went for the Rocky Road one.
Funfair / Childrens Activities
Holly and Oscar headed straight for the little funfair area. Of course they wanted to go on everything.
And yes Holly was wearing this floaty dress and refused to get changed into a top and shorts at any point in the day.
This was Oscars first time on the bungee ropes as at Haven you have to be 4. He absolutely loved it though even when they bounced him really high. Not sure. how we will explain he can’t go on the Haven one’s still though!
The bouncy slide was a hit too although it did wear them out running up the stairs each time.
Would you recommend Social Eats Events?
100%! We had a really good day, next time we would like to be more prepared and bring our suntent for the kids. We also should have brought a couple of bottles of water in their refill bottles as it was very hot.
I would advise booking as far in advance as possible too to get the cheapest ticket prices.
Our total spending for the day
Entrance : £25.30
Parking : £6.59
Food : £48
Drinks : £28.50 (1 beer, 1 gin, 3 cokes, 4 fruit shoots, 1 water)
Funfair : £30
Total Spent : £138.39
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