Dartmouth Food Festival

Friday October 19 2018to Sunday October 21 2018

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If you haven’t heard of the Dartmouth Food Festival, you really should have. Described in The Guardian as “One of the Top Ten food festivals in the UK” Dartmouth has a reputation for being one of the biggest and the best. Having grown from humble beginnings in 2002 into a first class feast of entertainment featuring workshops, seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations and over 120 hand-picked exhibitors (70% of which are from Devon), it truly is the very best that the South West has to offer. Described in The Telegraph as a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’, the festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar. What gives extra stand out is the fact that it’s a free festival. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and take part without being charged an entry fee. The Festival welcomes many special guests, from internationally renowned chefs to celebrated writers and critics, to provide a huge range of exciting, informative and downright delicious entertainment. Led by Festival advocate, award-winning chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks, a spellbinding array of household names ensure the festival is packed with both local and national food heroes including the top local and regional chefs. Past highlights have been Simon Hulstone, Richard Bertinet, Romy Gill, and Angela Hartnett, TV and Radio personalities, Matt Tebbutt, Jay Rayner, Matthew Fort and Dan Saladino, and wine experts Susy Atkins (Sunday Telegraph, Saturday Morning Kitchen), Fiona Beckett (The Guardian) and award-winning Tim McLaughlin-Green from Sommeliers Choice. The real aim of the festival is to showcase the best of the South West – from Ashridge Cider and Cornish Seasalt through to Devonshire Scones and South Devon Chillies. The festival also supports their local award winning restaurants (The Seahorse, The Elephant in Torquay and the Millbrook Inn, South Pool, to name but a few) and their amazing chefs. ‘Without being too biased, we probably have the most award winning chefs per square foot than anywhere else in the country’. And with an abundance of locally-produced, high quality ingredients and a growing reputation for world-class food, Dartmouth is the perfect setting for what has been described as a ‘feast for the senses’. A smashing way to spend an October’s weekend, make Dartmouth your destination for wonderful scenery, tasty local produce, delectable drinks and endless entertainment.

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Festival type: 

Food Festival


South West, Devon


Cookery demonstrations, Talks, Celebrity chefs, Local produce, Food & drink, Children's activities, Competition

Disabled facilities

Disabled access

Festival address

Royal Avenue Gardens
The Quay

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Opening times
  • (10:00 to 17:00)
Contact information
Dartmouth Food Festival
07794 521194
[email protected]

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