Glastonbury Festival is truly a pop-up city! With the addition of a fully-stocked Co-Op Supermarket within the festival grounds, it’s literally got everything you need!
This isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill festival. Nope, Glastonbury’s got your back. Picture this: shelves stocked with fresh food, cold drinks, and even toiletries, right there on-site. Yes, my friend, it’s not a mirage – it’s the Co-op Supermarket at Glastonbury Festival!
So, tighten up your wellies, slap on some sunscreen, and come along with me as we explore this unexpected festival saviour, the Co-op Supermarket. Because even in the midst of the biggest party of the year, we all need a little taste of home comforts, right? Let’s tuck in!
What Does the Co-Op Sell at Glastonbury?
You can expect to find:
- Sandwiches, wraps and meal-deals
- Cans of soft drinks, sparkling water and juice
- Cartons of milk, milkshakes and juice
- Fresh fruit, completely free from plastic packaging
- Refrigerated snacks (cocktail sausages etc)
- Bread and bread rolls
- Bacon and sausages
- Tea bags and instant coffee
- Energy drinks
- Iced coffee
- Sugar and sweeteners
- Crisps and popcorn
- Cereal and cereal bars
- Packets of sweets
- ICE – the most south-after item (except it to sell out, but it is regularly re-stocked throughout the festival)
- Ice creams and ice lollies
- Painkillers, Antihistamines, Immodium
- Blister plasters, plasters and basic first aid supplies
- Tissues and toilet rolls
- Sun screen and after sun cream
- Cigarettes and tobacco
- Tampons and period products
- Deodorant and basic toiletries
You can certainly save a lot of money buy purchasing your snacks and soft drinks here! Bring a cooler bag, clips and food containers along to fill up on the Wednesday and you’ll be fully stocked at your campsite for a whole weekend of shenanigans!
Here’s a video of us wandering through the Co-Op at Glastonbury to buy ice 🧊
Does The Co-Op At Glastonbury Sell Alcohol?
No, there is no alcohol sold at the Co-Op inside Glastonbury Festival. This is because there are plenty of bars on-site that sell drinks, and the supermarket license does not permit the sale of alcohol – only soft drinks.
However, you can bring in your own spirits to the festival (decanted from glass into a plastic bottle) and buy mixers at the Co-Op to save you having to carry in huge crates of beers and ciders.
The Co-Op is also present at Download Festival, where alcohol is sold at the supermarket, but sadly, not at Glastonbury. However, Glastonbury does have a pretty much unlimited bring-your-own-booze policy.
What Time Is The Co-Op Open in Glastonbury?
It usually open from 7am until 3am every day of the festival, except for Wednesday when it opens at 10am (2 hours after the gates).
However, these opening times were from 2019 and 2022 and may have changed for 2023.
Are There Big Queues To Get In?
There is usually a queue to get into the supermarket, which is in itself surprisingly large inside! However, the queue is fast-moving and never takes more than 10 minutes.
Are The Prices Inflated?
Expect to pay standard Co-Op prices for most of the goods there. Meal deals and other promotions also apply.
Our Final Thoughts
This is such a fantastic idea, to have a fully-stocked supermarket within a festival that’s open for 20 hours each day – it’s a no-brainer that this would be a popular idea.