Food Festivals

Tasting the best of East Devon

A NEW nine-day festival for East Devon food producers and hospitality businesses has been launched. Taste East Devon will run from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th September at venues across the district. Founder members include THE PIG-at Combe, Darts Farm, Otter Brewery, Deer Park Country House, River Cottage, East Devon AONB, the Donkey Sanctuary, Mazzard…

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Food for thought

SCREEN Bites Second Slice returns after an enforced break in 2020 with a trio of new films, coinciding with Dorset Art Weeks, and examining critical environmental and cultural issues for our time – the future of food and farming, the challenge of dealing with discarded computers and digital devices, and the cost of fast, cheap…

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Bridport Food Festival is back

BRIDPORT Local Food Group has announced that the town’s food festival will be happening this year , although there will be some changes necessary to allow for social distancing rules. The usual week-long event will be extended and will run from Sunday 13th to Friday 25th June. The first week will be dedicated to promoting the…

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First Dorset date for eat:Festivals

SOMERSET’s successful eat:Festivals will be holding a first Dorset event this year, at Lyme Regis on Saturday 24th April. The festivals, which celebrate local and regional food and drink, were founded by Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, as a social enterprise, in Burnham-on-Sea in 2012. The events now include towns across Somerset, in Devon and…

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Not the Sturminster Cheese Festival

THERE will be a pop-up food and drink market in Sturminster Newton on Saturday 12th September, making up a little for the disappointment felt by the hundreds of people who will be missing one of the best food events of the year, Sturminster Cheese Festival. The cheese festival, which includes cookery demonstrations, cheesemakers from all…

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Raise a glass to the Bristol Craft Beer Festival

BEER drinkers in Bristol will raise a glass – and a cheer – at the news that the Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2020 edition will take place at the Harbourside – the first such event for the city, and possibly the entire UK, after lock-down. The festival will take place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th…

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