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.
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