Public Car Parking is available surrounding The Parkhouse, The Castle, Bude Library, The Falcon Hotel and Ebbingford Manor. For venues in the town centre, it would be a short walk from the public car park. All the public car parks have paid meters, but are owned by different companies and councils, so prices will vary.

Bude Tourist Information Centre has collated this information, so please visit the site. 


Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds on tickets once purchased. However, if for some unforeseen circumstance, the event is cancelled, we shall refund the ticket cost in full (excluding any booking fees paid if applicable).


Toilets, including disabled facilities will be available at The Castle (use these toilets for events at The Bandstand, Bude Light and Bude Library) and The Parkhouse Centre. There are additional public toilets at Bude Tourist Information Centre and Summerleaze Beach car park.

Getting here & Accommodation

There are many ways to travel to Bude and lots of wonderful places to stay. Visit the up-to-date information with Visit Bude to find out more.

It is possible that there may be planned roadworks and organised diversions in place around Bude during your visit. You can find out where these are and how to get to us on diverted routes by visiting the One Network website. Ensure you type in Bude and click the top left hand drop menu to see when these are planned. It will usually show you as the current day or you can choose to see plans in place for up to 3 and 12 months.


Delicious refreshments and snacks are available at Café Limelight in The Castle and open 7 days a week. There will be a bar available for the evening events at The Parkhouse as well as food and drink available for the events during the day at the Outside/Inside Café.

There are also a multitude of food establishments around the town which can be easily found online.

Book Signings

We are hoping to provide a number of opportunities for authors to sign your books after the events. In addition, our sponsor Spencer Thorn will be looking to get the relevant books in for you to purchase. We are looking to provide this opportunity after the events themselves and will keep you updated in the festival schedule for when these are programmed in.

Venues at Lit Fest

We are blessed to have a group of local businesses that will be hosting some of the events throughout Bude Lit Fest. Click on the buttons to find out more about each venue with their contact details and address information.