Shelter Hall is Brighton’s street food market. We opened our pop up, Shelter Hall Raw, in July 2020 and operated as the UK’s first socially distanced food hall. Over the course of a summer, we welcomed countless food partners, drink suppliers, and local musicians to our historic building on the seafront. Now, we’ve closed our doors to concentrate on the next phase and we’ll be reopening in Spring 2021.
We are continuing to support local food and drink producers with our online market. Featuring the best of Sussex, our market champions small-batch and artisan producers of gin, sparkling wine, craft beer and food. New products are added weekly and shopping with us is an excellent way to continue to support the fantastic Sussex small businesses.
At Shelter Hall we don’t just work alongside the community, we work within the community.
Restaurants play a critical role in our communities and we have a laser focus on supporting the local, food and drink traders in Brighton and the eco-system that maintains them: local farmers and suppliers.
We provide a platform for our food traders. They pay no deposits and we have a strict policy of highlighting local produce and prioritising its use where possible.
Brighton Beach is a unique city resource and we, as a business, will continue to protect and manage it as part of our pledge to the Community.
Over the summer, we hosted regular beach cleans from Shelter Hall with our team and restaurant partners. Our last beach clean was hosted in partnership with The Projects and we endeavour to continue to partner with local businesses to protect the beach.
The team at Shelter Hall is committed to supporting local sustainability initiatives. All vendors are encouraged to source ingredients from Sussex producers and invited to sign up to food waste prevention app Karma. Our flooring is made from 98% recycled materials and we use veg ware packaging across the business.
As well as creating opportunities for independent local businesses and providing a vibrant place for residents to meet, our pop up, Shelter Hall Raw, generated 70 new jobs and benefits the local economy.
Shelter Hall is serving as a case study for Circular Brighton & Hove (CBH) – a network supporting the transition to a circular economy in the greater Brighton region.