Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published February 18th 2015
Where the old meets the new, food meets fun in the gloaming
In the sometime vicious heat of our summers shopping leisurely in the cool of twilight makes very good sense.
Stirlling Square in the historic town of Guildford makes a perfect setting for an evening market with it's tall, shady trees, sweeping laws and wide paved paths meandering through the dappled sunlight.
The market is held on the last Friday of each month from 5pm with the exception of March, when the annual Guildford Heritage Festival is held.
A tasty treat from Meast (Photograph courtesy of B Facer)
The stalls, food and live entertainment on offer is very wide. For example, if the idea of cooking in a hot kitchen and washing dishes is less appealing than eating out in the balmy air of a glorious summer's evening.
If that sounds good, your options at the Twilight Markets is Porta Pizza, Meast - Middle Eastern Street Food, Two Queens-Woodfired Street Food. Scrumdiddly Crepes, Satay Rest, Cafe Oranje, Robs Baked Potato's, Marcelita's Empanadas, Makan at Pixies - Malay, Mad Hatters on Milston, Smokin BBQ Bus, Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex, McCoffee, Shiraz Soft Serve, Enrico's German Bratwurst, Treadly Treats and more.
Free face painting at the Guildford Twilight Markets (Photograph courtesy of B Facer)
If you would like to mix your food tasting with a little browsing for goods there is a diverse range with a blend of the old and the new with vintage, retro, upcycled and handcrafted wares such as the stall from Annie's Vintage Wonderland.
There is live music throughout the evening from buskers, street performers and professional musicians plus free face painting, bouncy castle and children's activities.