Feast Weymouth 2017

Feast Weymouth

Feast Weymouth

What’s happening? FEAST WEYMOUTH
Date:  2 October 2017 – 30 November 2017
Where? WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND INCLUDING PRESTON & CHICKERELL

Feast Weymouth is the dining event of the year. Starting on 2 October 2017 and running through until the end of November, Weymouth will be transformed into a cuisine connoisseur’s dream.

The six-week celebration of local independent eateries is the perfect opportunity for restaurants to get valuable exposure. This is also the right time to introduce some brand new culinary creations to be enjoyed.

Right now, mouth-watering menus are being fine-tuned with precision and dexterity. Nimble fingers slave away to bring you a feast revolution like no other. Participants at Feast Weymouth have prepared several special offers for you to enjoy.

Plan ahead

With so much to choose from, attendees should plan ahead to make the best of their time in the city. Brought to you by the Weymouth Business Improvement District, the organisers have developed a universal password to use when guests are making reservations at their chosen eatery. The password is: FEAST MENU. Make a note of that to take advantage of the special offers available. We know that you will not want to miss this opportunity.

Sponsors

Thanks to some very generous sponsors, Weymouth will once again be the foodie Mecca of the dining world.

Sponsors include:

www.weymouthbid.co.uk

www.dorsetecho.co.uk

www.wessexfm.com

www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/food-and-drink

Tantalising taste buds

In celebration of Feast Weymouth, B+B Weymouth is offering an unbeatable deal for everyone attending the festival. We urge you to book in advance as availability will be limited.

  • Stay two nights in a double or twin room for £125.00 (including breakfast);
  • Valid Sundays to Fridays only;
  • Supplement for Sea View Rooms £15.00;
  • Supplement for Apartment (sleeps up to five) £60.00;
  • Valid from 1 October 2017 to 1 December 2017 (Saturdays excluded).

Use the OFFER CODE: BBWFEAST

Ironman Triathlon Weymouth 2017 – Swim, Ride and Run

Ironman Weymouth

Ironman Weymouth

The Ironman Triathlon is coming to Weymouth! As many of you know, the triathlon is not for the faint hearted and this year the race is sure to bring the pain. Athletes have been training for months for the big day, many of whom will have to dig deep to make it to the finish line.

England’s South Coast is frantically preparing to cater for the thousands of athletes who will be descending on Weymouth for the IRONMAN 70.3 – the ultimate one-day test of endurance
This is not the first time that the Weymouth Portland area will be put to the test. This historic part of the country played host to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events – international sport at the highest level.

The choice to set the event in this Georgian seafront location is easy to understand. The spectacular backdrop to the bay’s long arc of fine, golden sand is the perfect location for athletes and spectators alike. The views from the bay are stunning, stretching across the horizon taking in the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

The determination to complete the event within the set qualifying times is driven by the fact that IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth offers 75 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. Only the strong will survive.

Have you got what it takes?

The competition is divided into the following sections:

Swim 1.2 miles: one clockwise lap in Weymouth Bay with a rolling start to reduce congestion.

Bike ride 56 miles: Weymouth bike course consists of one anti-clockwise loop through the rolling Dorset Countryside.

Run 13.1 miles: 3.5 laps along the Weymouth esplanade, starting from Lodmoor Country Park to the finish area. This is perfect time for friends and family to cheer on the athletes as they head towards the finish line.

Accommodation

If you are attending IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2017, please plan ahead. Accommodation is usually in high demand so book now to avoid disappointment. B+B Weymouth is perfectly located in the heart of all the action.
For more information, you can contact us on Tel: +44 (0) 1305 761190 / Email: [email protected]

The Weymouth Pavilion

Weymouth Pavilion

Weymouth Pavilion

The Weymouth Pavilion

B+B Weymouth has always been very proud to be located in such a wonderful part of the country. Not only are we situated a mere stone’s throw away from the beach, we are perfectly located within easy access to The Weymouth Pavilion.

At the beginning of 1900, Weymouth was making a name for itself as one of the top holiday destinations for families seeking entertainment. The poplar ethos was that if Weymouth was to be firmly put on the map as a first-class holiday resort, then it urgently required a central pavilion to be built. At the time a pavilion was seen as a light ornamental building or pleasure house, and Weymouth did not have one.

No easy task

The establishment of the Pavilion was no easy task and there were many hoops to jump through. Today the Weymouth Pavilion is the shining gem of the city. The bustling and lively venue has attracted audiences from far and wide, proving once again that Weymouth has it all.

There is always something going on. With varying professional shows, local groups and a wide range of corporate and private functions, there really is “Something for Everyone”.

This month promises to provided audiences with an exciting selection of performances including Joe Pasquale, The Carpenters Story and Night Fever – A Tribute to the Bee Gees.

Joe Pasquale – Sunday 6th August 2017 – 7:30 pm (Tickets: £20). Back again with his unique brand of comedy, Pasquale presents The Devil in Disguise. If you like your comedy a little bit naughty and peppered with some colourful language, then Joe Pasquale is the man for the job. With his signature high pitched tones, Joe is once again set to wow audiences. It’ll be a show you won’t forget in a hurry, well… at least for 40 minutes.

Accommodation

If you are attending the show and would like to avoid the long drive home, why not stay at B+B Weymouth? Book direct today! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tel: +44 (0) 1305 761190 / Email: [email protected]

The 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

 

The 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

The 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

The 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations has been arranged in honour of the brave men and woman who put their lives on the line to protect our borders, both foreign and at home. The celebrations will take place from Saturday 17th June to Friday 23rd June, with the Service and Parade on Sunday 18th June on Weymouth Esplanade.

This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the withdrawal of all British Forces from Aden and with this in mind, the Aden Veterans Association will lead the Parade of all Veterans along the Weymouth Esplanade.

The celebrations promise to deliver something for everyone. From historic military vehicles to
re-enactors the Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations is a family favourite and we to be enjoyed by young and old.

We are forever grateful and in awe of the men and woman in the Armed Forces. Their continued contribution to our nation has been and forever will be invaluable. The Weymouth and Portland Event will honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless work carried out by all Veteran Associations, individuals and today’s Military Forces.

With a host of displays and information available, Military personnel and Veterans will be able to discover and receive the support from the various agencies and charity organisations; and visitors to the event will be able to learn, appreciate and support the important role played by, and recognise the diversity of, the Armed Forces, veterans and all service associations.

If you are attending 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations, and would like to avoid the long drive home; why not stay the night in our perfectly located B+B. Our wide range of accommodation options has everything you would need. For more information, please contact us on Tel: +44 (0) 1305 761190 / Email: [email protected] or visit our website
www.bb-weymouth.com

In honour of these brave men and women B+B Weymouth has arranged a special offer for you guests. Quote ‘Armed forces’ when booking and get a complimentary bottle of red or white.

The 2017 Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations
When: Saturday 17th June to Friday 23rd June
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 41 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DH

 

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Anyone for champagne and oysters? The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival is the UK’s largest FREE seafood festival held at the Weymouth old harbour and promises to be an event you will never forget.

There’s something for everyone

Spring is just about over and summer is looming around the corner. This is a great time to enjoy a day out with friends and family – and it is completely free. This year marks the 10th, award winning Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival on 8th and 9th July 2017

The event is primarily focussed on raising funds for the Fishmen’s Mission. This worthy charity supports fishermen and their families – working through the good times and even harder through the bad times.

Weymouth Old Harbour

Weymouth boasts one of the shortest passages across the English Channel and has been a port for quite some time. This picturesque setting will be home to the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival this year, providing the ideal location for everyone to enjoy.

The Weymouth Old Harbour dates back to the 17th century and has historical links to the Spanish Armada, the Civil War and the D-Day landings. These days the harbour is more well known for its wide selection of eateries, pubs and family attractions.

Just soak up the atmosphere of a bustling working harbour and watch crabs, lobster and sea fish of all kinds being landed daily.

Festival Highlights

It is hard to believe how much has changed over the last decade. Fortunately, some things just get better with age – namely the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival. The seafood and champagne extravaganza has plenty of new and exciting experiences for you and your family to engage with this year.

Apart from the locally sourced seafood, the festival will also host two different line ups of national chefs as well as the much-loved local seafood heroes on two main stages this year thanks to Fisher & Paykel and Seafish.


Don’t miss the ever-popular Social Kitchen where you and your family can learn some handy fishing tips including how to fillet a fish.


This year the festival is introducing a brand-new attraction to the event called ‘Fishy Tales’. This will be the first live and interactive celebrity seafood discussion panel, where our famous guests will discuss their personal fish related topics, from catching and cooking, to conservation to poacher-policing.

Planning your trip.

As you can imagine, the weekend is going to attract many visitors from far and wide. The festival is extremely popular and is expected to be quite crowded. We recommend that you plan ahead to avoid disappointment by staying with us as our guests at B+B Weymouth. Located only a stone’s throw away from the Old Harbour, B+B Weymouth offers comfortable accommodation in unique surroundings.

 Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Date:  Saturday 8th July: 10.30am – 6pm / Sunday 9th July: 11am – 5.30pm
Address: Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, DT4 8BG
Entry: Free of charge

Guided walkies at Upton Country Park

Guided walkies at Upton Country Park

Guided walkies at Upton Country Park

With Spring just around the corner, what better way to spend a day than with your dog out in the open. Guided walkies at Upton Country Park is hosted by Dorset dog and is a great walk  if you are looking for places your dog can have a good off-lead run.

On 19 March at 11 AM, Dorset Dogs will be hosting a guided walk around Upton Country Park, Poole’s premier attraction. This is a brilliant location for some real canine adventures.

There is plenty for your dog to explore including heaths, downs and wetlands. Look out for newly nesting birds who might not appreciate being disturbed by bounding pups.

Dorset Dogs

Based in the South West, this  fantastic organisation focuses on positive management for people with dogs and promoting responsible ownership. Dorset Dogs works closely with dog owners and land managers – including conservation and countryside organisations – to help bring positive change to the challenges of dog ownership.

We can all agree that dogs are truly wonderful creatures. To most, they are more than just pets…they are precious…they are family. Learning to be a responsible dog owner is more often than not over-looked.

Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park has over 130 acres of parkland, shoreline and formal estate gardens. Their park has plenty to offer for the whole family to enjoy. Apart from the breath-taking scenery, there is a delightful tea room and gift shop to enjoy.  Dogs are welcome in the courtyard area of the tea room and on lead in the formal gardens.

Come join the fun.

Everyone is meeting under the big tree at the far end of the main car park. For those of you who use wheelchairs or require walking assistance, the group will venture along the good paths to start. After that the journey will lead into the woodland and around the shoreline path, back through the gardens by Upton House.

It’s true that dogs do wonders for people’s physical health and emotional well-being. Interaction with other dogs is just as important to your dog as is it is for their two-legged counterparts to meet new people.

Stay with us

B+B Weymouth is pet-friendly and only 40 minutes away from Upton Country Park. This is ideal for you and your furry friends to stay with us while exploring the wonders of Dorset.

Guided walkies at Upton Country Park
Date:
 19 March 2017
Address: Upton Country Park, Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ
Time: 11 AM
Contact: Dorset Dogs 07718 159 350 (speak to Su)
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.dorsetdogs.org.uk/dorset-dogs-events.html

 

Dining out in Weymouth

Dining out in Weymouth

Dining out in Weymouth

B+B Weymouth offers a fantastic breakfast to all our wonderful guests. If you are interested in dining out in Weymouth, we have a few recommendations for you to try during your visit.

The Fantastic Sausage

Address: 37, St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8PU
Phone: 01305 766 212

Dennis Spurr leads this family run butchers with over 40 years of experience in the trade. Ask anyone in Weymouth and they’ll tell you that, at one time, The Fantastic Sausage was the biggest butchers shop in the country. Dennis and his team skilfully produce a variety of delicious, quality, Artisan Sausages according to their very our own special recipes. The Fantastic Sausage proudly sources the highest quality meats and other top quality ingredients.

The restaurant is located 6 minutes away from B+B Weymouth. We recommend The Balti Belter; a Succulent pork sausage in a delicate blend of tomatoes, herbs and Balti spices.

All Belong and Benefit members can take advantage of the 10% discount off each purchase The Fantastic Sausage

 

The Handmade Pie & Ale House

Address: The Handmade Pie & Ale House, 2 Queen Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7HZ
Phone: 01305 459342

Located only 6 minutes’ walk from B+B Weymouth, The Handmade Pie & Ale House offers handmade pies and pastries, made fresh from the kitchen. The open-plan restaurant and the welcoming service creates a very home-away-from-home environment for the whole family to enjoy.

Spread across two floors the layout of the restaurant provides a comfortable dining experience. The selection of pies are made daily and are not always all available. Side dishes include Crisp florets of broccoli and cauliflower in the famous 4 cheese sauce, as well as the almost famous Chunky Chips – a firm favourite amongst the regular guests.

Open daily from 12h00 to 23h00, The Handmade Pie & Ale House is one of the most well-known venues in Weymouth to enjoy good food and company.

 

Chillies Contemporary Indian Restaurant

Address: 10 Queen Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7HZ
Phone: 01305 766601 / 01305 766602

Chillies Contemporary Indian Restaurant is located under 10 minutes’ away from B+B Weymouth and offers authentic Indian cuisine with a modern flare. Chillies is one of the wonders of Weymouth that needs to be experience.

The restaurant is intimate yet spacious, allowing for small and large groups to enjoy the cuisine. The staff are incredibly helpful with full knowledge about the various dishes, perfect for those of us who are not familiar with the cuisine.

The menu offers a wide variety of dishes including some well-known favourites. These include the Chicken Korma and the Madras. For the more adventurous, we recommend that you try the Chef’s recommendation such as the Balti, prepared with tomatoes, garlic and onions.

Open from Sunday to Thursday 17h00 to 23h00 and Friday & Saturday 17h00 to 23h30  including bank holidays.

 

 

 

WEYMOUTH: BEST BEACH IN THE UK

Weymouth is the best beach in the UK

Weymouth has been voted as the best beach in the UK as per reviews on TripAdvisor

The votes are in and it’s official.

We are very proud to announce that Weymouth has the best beach in the UK. TripAdvisor tallied up the scores based on the reviews left by visitors.

TripAdvisor calculated the scores based on quantity and quality of the reviews.

The choice was not an easy one. Contenders were among the likes of Fistral Beach in Cornwall and Brelade’s Bay Beach in Jersey. Apart from a resounding 1st place in the UK, Weymouth came in at 9th place against all other beaches across the globe.

B+B Weymouth is located only a stone’s throw away from the beach. Our first-class service and accommodation will make your next visit even better. If you forget your beach towel, don’t worry; We’ll be happy to provide you with one.

Come experience the beauty of our beach for yourself.

Christmas on the Beach

While Weymouth may not have the glamour of the big cities, the festive season celebrations are quirky, and above all FUN!

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Weymouth town centre hosts the largest real outdoor ice rink for miles around, and always proves a popular attraction for visitors and locals alike. Santa’s Grotto is also now open at Cineworld, so have your one on one with the big man before you head in to see your favourite Christmas flick.

As the day draws ever closer, visit the BIG Christmas Nativity in New Bond Street to really get you ready for Christmas. On 17th December, enjoy music, dance and performances on the Main Stage in New Bond Street as well as a BIG Nativity with REAL donkey!

A hugely popular local event is the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club Christmas Day charity swim in Weymouth harbour. Last year, several thousand people lined up to watch a record breaking 336 swimmers take to the water raising over £23,000 between them for a whole host of national and local charities. If you’re feeling brave, you can register online to take part in this very popular and worthwhile event.

Weymouth hosts one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations anywhere! The whole town comes out in fancy dress and there is live music inside and out of almost every pub, plus an enormous fancy dress competition. So join us, sing Auld Lang Syne around the Town Clock and party the night away!

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Why we love Autumn

After the disappointment of our ‘summer’, we begin to watch the evenings close in with a shiver… However, we here at B+B LOVE the autumn, and here’s why:

  1. The weather. Hear me out. Cold, crisp mornings and sunsets that bask the country in a beautiful orange glow. Where better to indulge than striding along the National Trust coastal path which takes you to Old Harry Rocks. This was recently named in the Guardian’s top 10 UK winter walks – The views are absolutely jaw-dropping.
  2. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness… Autumn brings out a beautiful colour change at Abbotsbury Gardens, with its incredible variety of trees and plants from around the world. This time of year is also when you can see the Gardens bathed in atmospheric light in the ‘Enchanted Floodlit Gardens at Night’ evenings, which take place in October.
  3. Yes, you chaps in the US do Hallowe’en much better than us Brits. However, remember that we have the 5th November. Families flock to Weymouth’s Esplanade for fireworks, funfair and a beach bonfire. Penny for the guy, Guv’nor?
  4. Every fossil enthusiast knows that autumn is THE time to hit the Jurassic coastline. The wind and the waves erode the cliffs, and expose fossils that have remained hidden for millions of years.
  5. Gingerbread lattes. And mulled wine. And hearty stews. Forget summer’s sparkling water and salads – after being out and about on our stunning seaside all day, it’s all about hearty fare.
  6. Christmas shopping. People may groan when they hear the Selfridges opened their Christmas shop in July, but how many of us secret relish this opportunity for a bit of retail therapy…
  7. Feeling brave? Weymouth and Portland Harbour are ideally situated for kayak fishing in Dorset as within the mighty sea defences of Portland harbour there are over 2000 acres of sheltered waters to kayak and fish in. So apart from times of extreme weather conditions you can fish nearly 365 days a year whatever the weather.

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So how about it? Spectacular coastlines, pirate pubs, and best of all, no holiday crowds! Weymouth is waiting to beat the end-of-summer blues.

If you are planning a jaunt to dramatic Dorset, book at B+B Wickham for 2 nights or more and receive 20% off your accommodation. Contact the hotel directly, or book online.

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.