We have always loved food and festivals. And sheds. 

Whilst eating our way around India we came up with a plan; to create fabulously tasty and truly authentic Indian food – and serve it from a shed! 

After a couple of years of thinking, cooking, eating and building, The Curry Shed first appeared in a festival field in the summer of 2007.

Now here’s our secret: The Curry Shed is not actually a shed, but a marquee masquerading as a shed. From within we make and serve our generous plates of unusual and delicious food, and with our open plan kitchen you can see and smell all the magic happening!

The Curry Shed is a unique and interesting addition to a festival site. If you are a festival looking for high quality food outlets with personality, we are perfect for you!

We always wanted to make amazing food. Not quite sure now where the shed idea came from, but it kind of stuck.

Our Menu

Our dishes compliment each other perfectly, and are served thali style
so that you get a great mix of flavours. 

Our curries:
Paneer Butter Masala – Indian cheese in a rich creamy sauce
Cabbage Thoran – Southern Indian cabbage and coconut dish
Chana Masala – Spicy chickpeas
Dhal Fry – Lentils with fresh tomatoes and ginger
Saag Aloo – Mildly spiced spinach and potato

Choose from 2 sizes:
For those that are hungry like a mortal – choose 3 of our curries
The Ganesh plate - Hungry like an Elephant God? Have all 5 curries

Both plates are served with basmati rice and/or chapati, and mango chutney on the side. You can add lime pickle, extra chillis, and a sprinkle of fresh coriander to your taste.

Hungry like a monkey? Try Hanuman the Monkey God’s snack bowl –
a pakora, samosa and bhaji served with our own speciality date and tamarind chutney,
and a mint and lime raita.

We also make fresh yogurt lassis – sweet or salted, and fantastic homemade spicy chai for those cooler festival nights.


All of the curries at The Curry Shed are made from scratch on the festival site using recipes that we picked up on our travels in India, learning from local people in various environments from family homes to some pretty suspect kitchens in street restaurants.
Be assured that we attempt only to replicate the authentic tastiness of the food and not the state of those kitchens!

Natalie with Aaron and B.X. at the Hotel Park Lane in Cochin, Kerala

Natalie with Aaron and B.X. at the Hotel Park Lane in Cochin, Kerala

Shep with the boys at the Green Punjabi Dhaba in Gulmarg, Indian Kashmir

Shep with the boys at the Green Punjabi Dhaba in Gulmarg, Indian Kashmir


Useful Info

Stall size: 
Our marquee is 6m x 9m, the size of our pitch needs to include space for our refrigerated trailer and our van.

We require a 32 amp supply to plug into. 
All electrical equipment is PAT tested (copies of certificates can be supplied on request).

We use LPG equipment to cook our food and keep it hot. We use a gas combi boiler to provide hot water. All of our gas equipment is Gas Safe certified.

The Curry Shed is a member of the National Market Traders Federation which provides us with public & products liability and employer's liability insurance.

Health & Safety: 
We are registered with South Northamptonshire council environmental health department.
All staff have food hygiene training. Risk assessment, HACCP & food hygiene certificates
are available on request.

We strive to trade in the most responsible way we can, which to us means providing a high quality product we can be proud of, and keeping our environmental impact to a minimum. We use biodegradable paper plates, bowls and cups, recycled stationery and paper products and Ecover cleaning products. Where recycling facilities are not provided on site we take our recyclable rubbish home with us.


Quotes from festival forums

"this plate of veggie curry from the curry shed was as close to heaven as you can get in a field"

"The Somerset Cider Bus was parked-up waiting to greet me, and the Curry Shed had spicy veg.curries to die for. Perfect!"

"The food stalls didn’t disappoint - may I recommend the Curry Shed for a range of veggie curries"

"the paneer butter masala from the curry shed will stay in my heart forever SO GOOOOOOD"

"Loved the Curry Shed dishes we had on the last night!"


Contact Info
The Curry Shed
77 Avenue Road
Astwood Bank
B96 6AT

Telephone: 07891290727 or 07866142216


The Curry Shed is brought to you by the people behind Groovy Smoothies, providers of delicious fruity refreshment to festival goers since 2004.
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