It is a tale of two festivals — at one end campers pull trolleys piled high with crates of cider and cheap sleeping bags. At the other guests have paid £25,000 to stay in a deluxe “tenthouse suite”.
This is Glastonbury’s ultimate glamping experience at the Pop-Up Hotel and it costs the same as a Mercedes A-Class A180 Sport Executive. The cheapest option is £2,500. However, the campers who stay there say it is well worth the price.
The menu, cooked by Tim Maddams, former head chef at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, offers dishes with locally sourced ingredients: seared ox heart, hay-smoked beef sirloin with wild horseradish, and cinder toffee for pudding. Guests can enjoy eco-hot tubs and a wooden sauna, plus spa treatments.