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Foodie Dorset

Dorset is packed full of fantastic local produce from artisan gin to great cheese to locally caught seafood and so much more. This summer there are a number of great food events and all within easy reach from the hotel!

Here are some of our favourites


18th & 19th May – Spring Tide Food Festival, Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock

The Spring Tide food festival is an annual celebration of Dorset's finest local produce held at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock. It is a family-friendly festival with a brilliant atmosphere, entertainment for all ages and a spectacular setting on the Jurassic Coast. It is also a paradise for food lovers, with an array of the finest local produce available to try and buy.

8th & 9th June  - Swanage Fish Festival, Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage

The Gardens overlook the beautiful bay, and there is stage for cooking demonstrations by of top-chefs by day and popular entertainment by evening. There are variety of foods available from the various stalls including a mouth-watering selection of fish and seafood and locally sourced fresh 'catch of the day', champagne and oysters, or a humble fish finger bap.


13th & 14th July -Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth Harbour

The award winning Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival is back for another year! It offers an great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the amazing seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores.   


It’s a free to attend and family friendly event on Weymouth’s famous historic harbour-side. On offer you will find a huge variety of seafood, family entertainment including demonstrations from top chefs.


We hope you have a chance to enjoy Dorset and some new foods this summer!