Your Visit

Plan your visit to Budleigh Literary Festival

The Festival Marquee

Find us on Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6RN

Our beautiful marquee is the heart of the Festival and the place to rest between events, have something to eat and drink, meet up with friends and browse the bookshop. Our friendly volunteers are always available at the Welcome Desk and you can also buy tickets to events, subject to availability at the Ticket Desk. Musicians will be playing for you during Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes and during each early evening from the Wednesday of the Festival.

OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday: 9.30am until 7pm Sunday: 9.30am until 4pm

Posh Nosh Café

Once again Posh Nosh will be providing refreshments throughout the day, serving a range of homemade, locally sourced dishes, together with teas, coffees and soft drinks. Light bites will be sandwiches, cakes and scones; each lunchtime there will be a range of fresh seasonal salads, homemade tarts and occasional special treats to choose from! In the evening, a different hot dish will be served as well as a variety of tapas dishes, and all to the accompaniment of live music from 5pm.

OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday: 9am until 7pm (last meal service 6.30pm) Sunday: 9.30am until 4pm

Festival Hub Information Point and Box Office

Pick up details of what’s on, treat yourself to some Festival merchandise and buy tickets for events (subject to availability).

Please leave yourself enough time to get to the venue before the event starts once you have bought your ticket. Payment by cash or card.

Festival FAQs

Waterstones Pop-Up Bookshop and Booksigning

The Festival Bookshop will be featuring books by all the authors appearing at the Festival, and it’s here that most of our authors will be signing their books after their event. (Some authors will be signing at their venue.) Pop in and buy signed copies by any authors whose events you might have missed! Payment by cash or card.


Parking can be difficult during the Festival, so please leave plenty of time to find a parking place before the start time of the event you are attending. Plan your parking here.


Please see our accessibility information here.