16 May 2019

− The UK’s top Seafood Festival celebrates sponsors as the 2019 Festival approaches –

The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival is set to take place over the weekend of 13th and 14th July, and is only made possible by its fantastic sponsors. The award-winning, free-to-attend event helps to raise money for its benefiting charity ‘The Fishermen’s Mission’, and offers over 100 stalls of seafood, chef demos, children’s activities and delicious English sparkling wine. 

As the weather gets warmer and the season begins, organisers at the Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival are excited to announce the 2019 sponsors.  With Nyetimber joining as Title Sponsor, this year’s Festival has a distinctly English feel, with visitors encouraged to try the local seafood paired with a glass of the finest English sparkling wine.  Nyetimber can be found throughout the Festival, but look out for the 1968 Routemaster bus which offers a luxurious, quintessentially British setting from which guests can relax and admire both the harbour and the award-winning beach.

Available wines: Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage – 75cl and Magnum, Blanc de Blancs 2013 – 75cl, Rosé Multi-Vintage – 75cl , Cuvee Chérie Multi Vintage – 75cl (a Demi-Sec cuvee), Tillington Single Vineyard 2013 – 75cl, Nyetimber 1086 Vintage 2009 – 75cl, Nyetimber 1086 Rosé Vintage 2010 – 75cl

Laura Avant, Festival Director commented: “We are always keen to highlight the companies who make this wonderful event possible. From our new title sponsor Nyetimber to Weird Fish celebrating 10 years sponsorship with us. The support of all of these amazing brands and organisations showcases just what a spectacular event the Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival really is”

Seafish returns once again, highlighting the importance of a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible seafood industry – a topic close to the hearts of the fishermen, producers and chefs all heading to Weymouth for the Festival.  The Seafish Marquee will host exciting seafood demos from top chefs, and highlight the Seafish campaign ‘Fish 2 a week’, which aims to inspire more people across the country to eat two fish dishes per week. #2aweek http://www.fishisthedish.co.uk/health/2-a-week

Local brand Weird Fish is back for its milestone 10th year at the Festival!  The distinctive brand began just down the road in Poole in 1993 and is well known for its quality casual clothing – designed to become instant feel-good favourites from the minute you put them on! 

For those searching for beautiful accommodation for the Festival, look no further than Dream Cottages.  This Weymouth-based company has been involved with the Festival since its very first year and showcases the most beautiful holiday properties in the area.  In fact, Dream Cottages has 25 properties in the vicinity of the Festival itself. 

Another independent Dorset company, Hall & Woodhouse not only brews the award-winning Badger Ales but runs an Estate of over 180 beautiful, high quality pubs across the South of England.  The Ship Inn, situated on Weymouth Harbour, was the first property purchased by Hall & Woodhouse in 1856 and it will be serving food and drinks throughout the Festival. They will also have their beers on offer from their new Badger VW Campervan close to the Pavilion.

The Aster Group is a proud sponsor of the Festival for 2019. Aster is a housing association based in the South West of England providing affordable homes and landlord services to over 90,000 customers; they are bringing some fun to the Festival with some interactive games for all the family.

The Waterside Holiday Group  join as a Festival sponsor for the first time. The Group operates three 5* holiday parks in and around Weymouth; Waterside Holiday Park & Spa at Bowleaze Cove, Chesil Vista overlooking the Fleet, and Osmington Holiday Park, in Osmington Mills. The three parks offer first class facilities and impressive accommodation, perfect for anyone looking for a holiday or interested in holiday home ownership on the Jurassic Coast. This year Waterside Holiday group have launched two brand new restaurants; Breeze Bar & Grill at Chesil Vista and Southside Bar & Grill at Bowleaze Cove.  We are delighted they are part of the Festival this year!

Arthur J Gallagher is proud to be the Insurance Sponsor for the Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festivals, providing all the Festival’s insurance needs, Gallagher are one of the worlds largest  insurance brokerage and risk management companies.

Media partners include the award-winning Food and Travel magazine, the local Dorset Magazine and Resort Marketing Ltd.

For more information, visit www.dorsetseafood.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @dorsetseafood, Facebook @DorsetSeafoodFestival, or Instagram @dorsetseafoodfest

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