A Decade of Food, Fishing and Festivities

27 January 2017

Fishy Tales as Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival celebrates 10-year anniversary in 2017

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival celebrates its 10-year milestone, 8th – 9th July 2017, with Fishy tales from the festival over the years.  Located on Weymouth Harbour, the festival draws crowds of over 50,000 people and hosts some of the top names in seafood produce, chefs, and fishing.  

This year, to celebrate the decade milestone and continue to highlight the very best of the seafood world, the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival launches ‘Fish Tales’.  Fish Tales is a forum attracting top TV personalities, journalists, seafood experts and salty seadogs to discuss everything from historical anecdotes to protecting our waters in modern times.  The event is hosted by Dorset based, BAFTA-winning script writer, author and passionate fisherman, Nick Fisher.

Since its launch in 2008, the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival has rapidly grown to become the largest ‘free to attend’ seafood event in Europe and has raised over £70,000 for The Fishermen’s Mission, its partner charity.  The ethos of the festival has always been to celebrate the quality and diversity of seafood and to promote Dorset’s inseparable links with the sea and fishing communities.   

Anna Wallis, Festival Director, commented: “We are so excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, and in particular launch Fish Tales. This element of the festival brings passion, knowledge and story-telling together, in a unique and intimate setting, attracting experts, seafood veterans and even a few top TV names.  It’s a seafoodie’s dream!”

Weymouth's 17th-century Old Harbour is a beautiful setting for the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, and widely regarded as one of the most picturesque harbours in Europe.  Visitors can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the food stalls, or relax with a glass of Pommery champagne which watching the boats float by.  The event offers active with ‘How To’ sessions, seafood tastings, over 100 stands, some of the UK’s top chefs in action and some exciting new entertainment aspects.

A not-for-profit event, the organisers raise money for the Fishermen’s Mission.   

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The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission