Pop-up street food concept SCOFF extended at Avonside after launch success

April 28, 2021

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SCOFF Pop-up will run for an additional four weeks at Avonside,Melksham, after proving hugely popular with people keen to tuck into itstantalising street food offer. 

Bringing a diverse range of global street food toAvonside, SCOFF Pop-Up kicked off on Thursday April 8th for an initialfour-week run, which has now been extended until Friday May 28th thanks to itshuge success. Running on Thursday and Friday evenings, the pop-up's offeringchanges each night on a rotational basis.

SCOFF Pop-Up hosts some of the South West's mostexciting street food traders serving up delicious food including smashed beer,lamb or falafel juicy burgers with sides from Boigers,Alpine raclette and tartiflette from Raclette Raclette,and buttermilk fried chicken sando with a signature sauce served in a briochebun from Los Hermanos.

Sophie Bowden, the creator of SCOFF Pop-up, said:"We've had a wonderful reception at SCOFF Pop-Up, Avonside, with peopleturning up on foot, bike and by car to get a taste of the incredible array ofstreet food we have on offer. The atmosphere has been great, with plenty ofpeople ordering as a Thursday or Friday night takeaway treat for the wholefamily. We are thrilled to be extending the pop-up for an extra four weeks andencourage people to keep an eye on our social media channels for details ofwhat's on offer." 

Traders are ready to serve from 5pm until 8pm, orsell-out. The street food traders joining the line-up for SCOFF at Avonsideover future weeks will be announced weekly on the SCOFF and Avonside socialmedia channels, alongside special deals. SCOFF Pop-up offers a safe, takeawayservice with COVID measures in place including hand sanitiser on thestalls, contactless payment and social distancing in place. 

The tie-up with SCOFF Pop-up forms part of a visionfor Avonside, by owners Create Real Estate, to make the most the town centrelocation and riverside setting to create a vibrant quarter for both leisure andbusiness. Originally built as the home of Unigate Dairies, Avonside is momentsaway from the high street of Melksham and within a 15-minute drive of a numberof surrounding towns. Visitors to SCOFF at Avonside can park for free on site.

Ricky Humphreys, director at Create Real Estate,which owns Avonside, said: "We are thrilled that Melksham has given SCOFFPop-Up such a brilliant welcome. It's the start of exciting things to come forAvonside where our vision is to create a destination for people to relax andsocialise by the riverfront, enjoy amazing food and buy artisan produce. Wewould really like to hear from other pop-ups, unique concepts like SCOFF,exciting start-ups or already established independents offering great qualityfood and drink that are interested in being part of this journey."

SCOFF Pop-up is a new venture set up by localevents director Sophie Bowden, who runs Finzels Reach's much-loved street foodmarket in nearby Bristol. The idea was originally born during lockdown whenstreet food markets were closed and out of a desire to bring the delights ofstreet food to local communities during the pandemic. The concept has alreadyproved to be a great success in Portishead as well as Redland and Clifton inBristol. 

Avonside also has a range of versatile business andcreative spaces available on flexible terms. Enquiries are welcomed via thewebsite https://www.avonsidewilts.co.uk/or by emailing hello@avonsidewilts.co.uk.

Follow Avonside via the handle @AvonsideWilts on Twitter, Instagramand Facebook.For more information about Avonside, go to: https://www.avonsidewilts.co.uk/

Follow SCOFF via the handle @Scoffpopup on Twitter, Instagramand Facebook.For more information about SCOFF, go to: https://sophiebevents.co.uk/scoff-pop-up.html