Paw-fect start for new eat:Festival year

BURNHAM-on-Sea based eat: Festivals has had a great start to 2022 with the news that they are finalists for the Dog Friendly Business of the year in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards.

Joint organiser Sarah Milner Simonds says: “We work really hard to make our one-day food and drink festivals welcoming for the whole family and that includes four-legged members too.”

Co-organiser Bev Milner Simonds explains: “We have always made sure we are dog friendly but this year we enhanced experience by having a Dog Concierge on hand to welcome pets, publishing local dog walks, working in partnership with local dog businesses to increase our number of water bowl spots and having Pooch Paws-Points dotted throughout the festival with seating for owners to take a breather.”

eat:Festivals will find out if they have won gold, silver or bronze on 17th February. Meanwhile they are working hard on plans for the 2022 season, including enhancements for everyone and their dog!

The 2022 series of festivals begins at Minehead on 2nd April, followed by eat:Weston-super-Mare on 9th April, eat:Yeovil on 23rd April, eat:Castle Cary on 30th April, eat:Lyme Regis on 7th May, eat:Taunton on 14th May, eat:Clevedon on 21st May and eat:Burnham-on-Sea on 28th May.

There are festivals in August at Teignmouth, Minehead, Portishead, Honiton Gate to Plate,, and in September at Wellington, Chipping Sodbury, Yeovil, Weston-super-Mare and Tiverton. October’s venues are Bedminster, Nailsea, Teignmouth, Burnham-on-Sea and Clevedon. The winter and Christmas locations are Teignmouth, Taunton, Nailsea, Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare.

For full details visit www.eatfestivals.org