Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out whats on the menu?

Follow us on facebook We’ll have an event set up, and post here a few days beforehand with the different menus on offer. We endeavour to always have something for most dietary requirements. Do get in touch if you have a specific query. Our vendors have prepared all their food and will be able to advise you on the day. We like to rotate our vendors for variety, so never expect the same market twice!

Are dietary requirements catered for?

Yes we endeavour to ensure there is choice for the most common dietary requirements. We’ll use our the events on our facebook page to give you an idea what each market will have.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! In Sidmouth the Ham is dog friendly.

With a few caveats in Seaton. Jubilee Gardens is however, designated officially as a no dog area. But we love our furry friends and are happy for well behaved ones to sit quietly on the grass on the upper level. It would be more comfortable for everyone of they didn’t come into the lower area where food is cooking and there are a lot of people joining queues and carrying drinks.

Do you take card payments?

Yes we can take card payments at the bar, and are happy to give cash back with a bar purchase. It is usual that the food vendors take only cash.

Is there a cash machine nearby?

Seaton: There is a Lloyds bank on the corner of Eyrecourt Road and Marine Place. Walk up Sea Hill and turn right down Eyrecourt Road, approx 2 mins walk.

Sidmouth: There is an HSBC on Fore Street. Turn right out of The Ham and walk along the prom with the sea on your left. At the first mini roundabout turn right and walk down until you see HSBC on your left on the corner of New Street, approx 5 mins walk.

Are there loos nearby?

Seaton: yes, just across the road tot he right if you are looking at the sea. All accessible, modern and there is a cold shower too, if you’ve eaten too much spice.

Sidmouth: yes, right in between The Ham and the sea, if you’re facing the beach in the right hand side.

Is there disabled access?

Yes! We’re in public gardens and there are ramps to everywhere. There are disabled toilet facilities in the nearby public loos (please see above for locations).

Where can I park? 

Seaton:  Both The Esplanade (next to the beach) and The Orchard Road council car park are less than a 5minute walk away. There is also parking on The Underfleet next to Seaton Jurassic a little further away. Disabled parking is available along Sea Hill, Eyre Court Road and the Esplanade.

Sidmouth: Ham (east) and Ham (west) short stay car parks are bang next door. Bedford Car park is an 8 minute stroll along the sea front, and a little further west is Manor Road Long stay Car park – a scenic 15 minute walk along the promenade.

Is there public transport?

Seaton: Marine Place and Sea Front Gardens are where most buses terminate.

Sidmouth: buses arrive at The Triangle, which is a 10 minute leisurely stroll through the pretty town, or along the sea front.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

In short, we’d rather you didn’t, as purchases from the bar directly support the viability of the events. We endeavour to keep the prices fair and offer a varied menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We use re-suable plastics too, for a returnable deposit as we’re conscious of the waste events like ours can generate. Please note that Jubilee Gardens and The Ham have a temporary events license to sell alcohol, meaning that they are subject to all the laws in this respect. Anyone under the age of 18 consuming alcohol will be politely asked to leave, and please don’t be offended if we ask to see some id.

Is there something for children?

There is usually something on the menu that kids love to eat, and the bar serves squash and apple juice. In Sidmouth there is a playground behind the Ham and the beach across the road. In Seaton the beach is across the road and there is a playground on Seaview Terrace just around the corner, but it’s not within site of the market. Please note that there is a pond in the garden above Jubilee Gardens, just in front of the clocktower.

What about rubbish?

We use re-usable plastic cups on the bar as we are conscious of the waste we generate at our events. Our vendors are encouraged to use as little packaging as possible, and compostable if possible. Please use the rubbish bins provided for any rubbish, and better still, take your recyclables home. If you see an overflowing bin do let someone on the bar know as we have spare bin bags. Word of our lovely market has spread to the sea gull population and they are not very welcome guests at our party. We do have kites out to discourage them. All our vendors take their rubbish with them at the end of the evening.

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