A POP-UP vegan feast gave lucky ticket holders a night to remember in an august 150 year-old auction house in Wellington.

Taunton Vegans, the county town’s vegan society, teamed up with Fairfoods and the ornate, sprawling Old Sale Rooms in Mantle Street, to lay on an Italian-style, animal-friendly three courser.

The menu featured locally grown organic vegetables, and home-baked focaccia from Tracebridge Sourdough.

Strangers clustered together at antique tables and chairs, surrounded by collectibles, curiosities, suspended teacups, and twinkling fairylights, for the alternative foodie experience.

Crispy, salty kale proved a moreish snack for starters, along with a Tuscan white bean dip with nachos and vegetable sticks.

For main, we dipped into a fresh-tasting buffet of mushroom polenta, butternut squash ravioli in tomato sauce, a roasted pepper salad – and my favourite – a warm cauliflower salad with chickpeas and beans, and a nutty tahini dressing.

And while there were carnivores among the customers, anyone flirting with the idea of ‘going vegan’ could have been converted by the chocolate cake, with its cocoa-y mousse filling.

In conclusion – this pop-up was a light and cosy treat, and one to look out for.

For more information about Taunton Vegans and their events, visit tauntonveg.moonfruit.com or the group’s Facebook page.