BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL 2021
13 June – 25 June
If you are passionate about food and where it comes from then you are in for a real treat again at this year’s Bridport Food Festival. Throughout the fortnight the town and surrounding area will be celebrating local food and drink. Food and drink producers are opening their doors to the public to showcase what they do, restaurants, cafes and pubs are preparing special dishes and/or menus, alongside there will be various events happening including a popular food & drink quiz, cocktail and wine tastings, an interactive conversation about the Future of Food and a special 3-course celebratory evening dinner.
On Saturday 19 June from 9am – 5 pm there is a FREE to attend special Food & Drink Market on the Millennium Green to celebrate the areas magnificent food and drink. There will be over 30 local food & drink producers and traders as well as food to go caterers offering a whole raft of delicious food and drink for you to try and buy. The popular festival tearoom will be open, The Round Table will be operating a Beer Gazebo, there will be a picnic area, a raffle with fantastic prizes and live music to entertain. Covid-19 social distancing rules will be in place.
Tuesday 15 June
The Ropemaker’s popular food and drink quiz starting at 8pm. Free to attend. Teams of 6 or less. All those wanting to take part must book in advance. Ring 01308 421255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All social distancing rules will be in place.
Thursday 17 June
A conversation about the Future of Food inspired by the film This Good Earth 7- 8.30pm
Robert Golden will be in conversation with Helen Woodcock, Candida Blaker & Philip Colfox
This Good Earth is Robert Golden’s second West Dorset documentary, looking at what is happening to our food, locally, and globally. It follows the success of the first documentary made about the region 14 years ago. SAVOURING WEST DORSET, which was part of a television series of 13 regions across Europe. Encouraged by local producers, Robert made THIS GOOD EARTH, addressing many issues about our food, farming, soil, health and human rights.
Please watch the film – https://this-good-earth.com – before participating in what will be an inspiring discussion about what can we do locally about our food, health and food security.
To join in the conversation online please book via www.eventbrite.co.uk ‘A conversation about the future of food with Bridport Food festival’.
Vermouth night at the Potting Shed, Bridge House Hotel, Bridport
Dark Bear is hosting a special garden party embracing all things Italian, featuring tasters of Antica Formula, Punt E Mes, Carpano Vermouth, Carpano Bitter and Fernet Branca, all served up by the host, Rowan Kirk. The evening will be accompanied by food from renowned local Italian chef Antonio Strillozzi. To book visit www.darkbear.shop. A £10pp non-refundable deposit will be taken, which will be refunded on the night with an event themed drink on arrival and samples. As this is a food and drink event, it is requested that food is pre-ordered, so please check the box when booking to say you accept receiving emails and they will be in touch with the menu. Please also indicate time slots from 5pm.
Friday 18 June
SPECIAL 3-Course evening dinner at Soulshine, 76 South Street Bridport
An evening of doing what we do best, celebrating local artisan producers and seasonal abundance
Expect multiple courses of locally grown, reared and foraged produce all paired with exceptional drinks and wines.
£45 per head including welcome drink
SEAFOOD BOX & FIZZ DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME
West Country Catch have once again teamed up with the Bridport Food Festival to bring seafood and fizz to your door on Friday 18 June
Serves 2-3 people £59.99 each box includes:
- 1 x whole cooked lobster
- 2 x dressed crabs
- 300-400g cooked crevettes
- 6 oysters
- 1 x bottle of West Milton Lancombe Rising naturally Sparkling Cider
All items are subject to availability and substitutions may be offered.
To place your order please send your order request to email@example.com by midnight on 14 June.
DORSET NECTAR CIDER TASTING AND ORCHARD TOUR Thursday 17, Friday 18, and Saturday 19 June 11am until approx. 12.30 All social distancing rules in place.
Dorset Nectar Orchard
Special discounted price £8
This includes a tour of their beautiful organically managed apple orchard which has around 3,000 mature apple trees made up of some 15 varieties of heritage cider apples. During the tour, you will learn some of the fascinating history and folklore behind apple growing and making cider in Britain and participate in an imaginary Wassail or Blessing of the orchard! You will also hear how important bees are to the orchard. They will tell you all about their harvesting techniques, cleaning and the pressing procedure, and natural fermentation methods before visiting the Cider barn where the blending, filtering, taste testing and bottling happens. The tour finishes either in the Tasting Room or the cider Garden for a master cidermaker led cider tasting of some of their delicious ciders.
Bookings must be in advance through the Bridport Tourist Information Centre 01308 24901. Please dress for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. Dogs are welcome on leads. Under 18s are FREE and welcome to try some apple juice.
LOVE FOOD – LOVE BRIDPORT MARKET, Saturday 19 June 9am – 5pm on the Millennium Green, Bridport Entry FREE
An opportunity for everyone to celebrate and enjoy the best of local food and drink. The market will offer the chance to meet and buy from some of the areas talented local producers and artisan traders. Expect to find everything on the shopping list including artisan bread, cakes, cheeses, meats, ice cream, locally made gin, wine, beer and cider as well as a fantastic selection of street food to enjoy in the picnic area whilst listening to music by local musicians.
Visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk for the list of traders.
TUESDAY 22 JUNE
FESTIVAL ‘GRAND TOUR’ OF FURLEIGH ESTATE at 10.30am and 2.30 pm
The Grand Tour is an incredibly special experience and includes:
- a stroll through one of the vineyards
- a description of the history of English wine
- an explanation of how Furleigh look after their vines during the year.
- a look inside their state-of-the-art winery and a description of how they make their still and sparkling wine.
- a seated tutored tasting of three of their still and two of their sparkling wines
- a chance to buy some award-winning wine to take home with £5 redeemable against wine purchases on the day.
Numbers restricted to 12 people per tour. Due to licencing restrictions the tours are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Cost £30 pp with £5 to use to buy wine. Book online at www.furleighestate.co.uk
WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE
Wine Tasting of local wines at Morris & Banham, Bridport at 7 pm
Join Mark of Morrish & Banham for the first tasting at their new shop in Bridport as he leads us through a tasting of the great wines of Furleigh Estate and Bride Valley with complementary nibbles, £25pp, 16 people max, book direct with Morrish & Banham 01308 459082 or pop into the shop 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY
FESTIVAL MENUS & DISHES
The following local hospitality businesses are celebrating with the Bridport Food Festival 13-25 June by offering special Festival dishes and/or menus that showcase local food and what they offer:
- Beach & Barnicott, Bridport DT6 3NQ
- Bridge House, Bridport DT6 3LB
- Café Bean, Bridport DT6 3NY
- Cherries Café & Ice cream Parlour, West Bay DT6 4ER
- Farmers Kitchen, Washingpool Farm Shop, Bridport DT6 5HP
- Ivy House Kitchen, Groves Nursery, Bridport DT6 4BA
- Martin’s Bar and Restaurant, Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype DT6 6AR
- New Inn, Stoke Abbott DT8 3JW
- Olive Tree, Bridport DT6 3LB
- The Parlour, Burton Bradstock DT6 4ND
- Ropemakers, Bridport DT6 3QP
- Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RB
- Sladers Yard, West Bay DT6 4EL
- Soulshine, Bridport DT6 3NN
- Symondsbury Kitchen, Symondsbury DT6 6HG
- Tangerine Café, Beaminster DT8 3DZ
- Taj Mahal, Bridport DT6 3LF
- Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock DT6 4QZ
- West Bay Tea Room , West Bay DT6 4GD
For more details of what they have on offer visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk
The Bridport Local Food Group is immensely proud to be able to hold a covid-safe Bridport Food Festival this year and thank the Bridport Town Council for their invaluable help in making this possible. We also give very special thanks to our loyal sponsors for their continued support; without their financial help the event would not be able to go ahead.
VISITS TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS
At the Bridport Food Festival, the Bridport Local Food Group usually provides a free, activity-packed day for young people and their families in the children’s marquee.
This year we have adapted to the restrictions of social distancing to create a special roadshow of pop- up sessions for local primary schools which like all educational settings have been starved of visitors and enrichment during the pandemic.
The afternoon activities will use the Bridport Local Food Group’s ‘Community Cooking Kit’ and locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create delicious salads and dressings to take home and share with the family, plus strawberries, cream and drop scones to eat together as an end of school day treat. Pupils will also design a poster to advertise and textile bunting to decorate the town’s ‘Plastic Free Picnic’ which is being held on the Millennium Green on 4th July.
The team so far are visiting Bridport St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Bridport Primary School and Burton Bradstock C of E Primary School.
- Bridport Town Council
- Furleigh Estate
- Nantes Solicitors
- Palmers Brewery
- Freshwater Holiday Park
- Ford Farm
- Bridport Building Supplies
- C G Fry & Son
- Jurassic Feast
- Martin’s Bar & Restaurant
- Washingpool Farm Shop
- Ammonite & Tiger Cottages
To keep up to date visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk or follow on facebook, twitter and instagram