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Bishop's Stortford food and drink traders Smoke BBQ Kitchen and Twisted Cellar launch Sworder's Field pop-ups

Two Bishop's Stortford traders have launched pop-up food and drink outlets in Sworder's Field.

This weekend (June 26-28), teams from Smoke BBQ Kitchen in Hockerill Street and Twisted Cellar in South Street set up socially distanced operations.

Sofia Erleigh, who runs the South African-style restaurant with husband Charles, said: "We are now to be found at Sworder's Field over the summer under our street food brand, Smoke BBQ Kitchen On the Go.

Smoke BBQ Kitchen in Sworder's Field (37321251)
Smoke BBQ Kitchen in Sworder's Field (37321251)

"We will be there every Friday to Sunday from noon serving buns filled with smoked and BBQ meats of the week as well as a plant-based option."

This weekend it offered smoked brisket, pulled pork and a plant burger, all served with lettuce, pickles and BBQ sauce.

"We also serve cold soft drinks, beer and cider – Namibian lager and craft beer from the Belgian Brewer based in Bishop's Stortford," said Sofia.

Smoke BBQ Kitchen in Sworder's Field (37321249)
Smoke BBQ Kitchen in Sworder's Field (37321249)

"This is a great opportunity for us as a small, family-run business to sustain income with current social distancing rules and bring our amazing smoked and BBQ food to the people of Bishop's Stortford to enjoy al fresco. We have guidance for queuing and ordering and collecting food to ensure all stay safe."

Hallam Tweddell, head of 'hedonistic outreach' at Twisted Cellar, said: "The Bar in the Park pop-up will allow us to serve some of our favourite tipples, normally available at our shop on South Street, in our vintage mobile bar."

The bar, in a converted 1972 Citroen HY Van called Henny, offers wine, gins and beer on tap from Harlow-based Redchurch Brewery.

"Alongside the Smoke Kitchen, we're really excited to welcome guests to Sworder's Field this summer for some socially distanced food and drink in the sun!"

Twisted Cellar's mobile bar
Twisted Cellar's mobile bar

The van will be in Sworder's Field from noon until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Hallam added: "All guests are asked to remember the important role they must play in social distancing."

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