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16. Mark Hix at the Bridport Literary Festival on Tuesday 09 Nov 6.30pm – SOLD OUT


When the Chips are Down… The Only Way is Up! – The Journey from Restaurant Empire to Fish Truck 

Tuesday 09 November 6.30pm

Sladers Yard, 6 West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL

Price: £12.00 for ticket only or £37 for ticket plus dinner (the dinner will be one course of fresh local seafood with vegetarian options)


Please note: The dinner will be provided by the Sladers Yard kitchen not Mark Hix himself.

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Mark Hix – When the Chips are Down… The Only Way is Up! – The Journey from Restaurant Empire to Fish Truck 

During lockdown Dorset born chef, foodwriter and restaurateur Mark Hix embarked upon exciting new ventures. Since the Spring of 2020, with his characteristic positivity, energy and creativity he opened The Oyster and Fish Truck pitched outside his favourite farm shop on the A35;  reopened his famous Oyster and Fish House in  picturesque Lyme Regis;  and re-launched The Fox Inn, a hidden gem nestled in glorious countryside 4 miles from Beaminster.  His astonishing  library of cookbooks can also be found there. Mark’s talent to bring an abundance of foods from local farmers, gamekeepers and fishermen as well as local beers and spirits is unrivalled and as is his reputation as one of England’s most eminent chefs and restaurateurs.

Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix MBE is known for his original take on British gastronomy and lauded for his unrivalled knowledge of ingredients with provenance.  He is an award winning author of 12 cookbooks and a regular contributor to the Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Dorset Magazine and Marshwood Vale.  He was the food writer for The Independent for 14 years.

After 17 years with Caprice Holdings, he left his Chef Director role in 2007 to open HIX Restaurants which spread across London’s West End and City as well as his native Dorset until they were closed in April 2020 as a result of Covid 19 and his journey has been well documented in the media. 

Mark has rebuilt his business with the reopening of The Oyster and Fish House and the enterprising Fish Truck and now the hugely successful launching of The Fox at Corscombe.  There he plans to host dinners and cooking demonstrations in his Kitchen Library.  

Mark also plans HIX AT HOME so that fresh fish boxes can be ordered online and COOKING WITH HIX an on line demonstration

HIX Oyster and Fish Truck

The Oyster and Fish House

The Fox Inn 

Prue Keely was for many years in broadcast journalism which included LBC, Channel 4 News and BBC Radio 4. She has embraced the not-for-profit life of Boards – among other the Independent Monitoring Board of HMP Portland and the Arts University Bournemouth.  She lives in Dorset and London.

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