And so the Beat goes on… Since 2011 the Beat Hotel has provided a delicious, decadent, delirious environment within Glastonbury, a fully-furnished freak-zone, a sanctuary within a sanctuary where you, the beautiful people, can take a few hours to step out of time and into the lazy groove unique to this special space. With another Glastonbury hoving into view, the Beat Hotel team, focused on the creation of pure, unalloyed vibes, are preparing to make this year bigger, badder, better and a bit more beautiful still.
The Beat Hotel 2013 was one long party, with sets by the likes of Greco-Roman Soundsystem, Daniel Avery, Moshi Moshi, James Ford, Rob da Bank, Bill Brewster, Tim Burgess and an unannounced set by Fatboy Slim filling up the days and nights. The Hotel was constantly filled with the sounds of yacht rock, lovers rock, soft rock and shmooooooooove soul music aiding recovery and recuperation through the daylight hours, building steadily into skyscraping disco and Balearic grooves as nighttime rolled around.
Talking of recovery and recuperation, any time you want to strengthen your soul and gird your loins for another round of revelling, the Beat Hotel’s exquisite food and drinks offering might just be the tonic you’re looking for. With cocktails overseen by the mighty Soulshakers, and the in-house Beat Diner by Chris Gillard, head chef at the legendary Michelin-starred St.John Restaurant, all their efforts are synchronised, tried and tested to ensure that every plate, glass and cup is filled to the brim with sheer luxury and lushness.
This year, serving up stacks of American buttermilk pancakes with finest smoked Gloucester Old Spot bacon, drizzled with butter & maple syrup, coupled with coffee by roaster supremos Tuck Shop, there truly could not be a better way to start your day. Into the afternoon, the Beat Diner will be going Tex-Mex, with a choice of pulled pork, BBQ chicken or refried beans, bun-bound, with a choice of tastebud-tingling sides.
Drinks include Lazy Daquiris, Mojitos, the unforgettable Lagerita and, new for 2014, the Flashback – without question the best sausage-based drink on this planet or any other. Every one of them leaves a taste dancing on your tongue and joy dancing in your heart. Take all of this, add the inimitable hotel-style décor and season with the pure love that the Beat Hotel team put into everything they do, and you’ll understand just why this spot has become quite a Glastonbury fixture.