Dates for 2017 are 8th & 9th July. The content within this website currently relates to the 2016 festival and remains online to give you a flavour of the event.

Access Statement

INTRODUCTION

The festival is a free, charitable event based around Weymouth's historic old harbour dedicated to showcasing the quality and diversity of our local seafood with over 90 stalls, events, demonstrations and entertainment over 2 days in early July.  Click here to see videos of the festival.

Weymouth Harbour –– Post Code DT4 8BG - Custom House Quay & Trinity Road

PRE ARRIVAL AND PARKING MAP

The site map here shows the general location within the town. For information on travel and transport, please see Travel Dorset's Festival Advice Page

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The festival site is approximately 1 mile from the railway station and will take approximately 16 minutes to walk.  The terrain is quite flat with a ramped underpass to access the seafront making an attractive route to the Pavilion forecourt where the festival site starts.

There is also a good taxi service by Weyline Taxis who can be contacted on 01305 777777 and a well signposted park & ride bus service.

CAR PARKS

NOTE:- Blue badge holders are still required to pay for their parking.

SITE ENTRY

Entry to the site is free and all on level ground.

Custom House Quay

Surfaces are smooth tarmac but tram lines may present difficulties for pushchairs and wheel chair users.  There is a raised section (raised cargo stage) which is accessible by ramp at one end. 

To access the other side of the harbour there is a flight of wide steps but ramped access is possible using St Mary Street, St Edmund Street and St Thomas Street over the bridge to Trinity Road.

Trinity Road

The surface is level or ramped with a block paver surface along its whole length into Hope Square.

Stalls

The majority of stalls are canvas gazebos with counters at table height (75cms) and stall holders will be happy to serve from the front of the stall.

Demonstration Stage

The demo stage is high to be visible above the audience but the prep and cooking areas are covered by TV cameras allowing a good view of the demonstration from overhead screens.  DSF staff are available to help people with disabilities and can provide space at the front of the audience.

PUBLIC TOILETS

The festival leaflet shows the location of public toilets that are open during the festival. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants around the harbour that allow access during the festival.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

List of accommodation with disabled access:-

Visit http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk/dorset_coast/weymouth_town/disabled_access/

Contacts:-

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