Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival 2021: Everything you need to know before you visit

From seafood stalls and chef demos through to sustainability workshops and kids cooking classes, this year's festival has it all

Updated on 10 August 2021 • Written By Rosie Conroy

Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival 2021: Everything you need to know before you visit

With a stellar schedule in place, this year’s Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival looks set to be the best one yet.

As with so many hospitality highlights of the past year, the festival took a break in 2020 but it’s back and better than ever for 2021. Significant changes include a whole new location for the event, with the celebrations taking place at Weymouth peninsula for the first time. With the change in site comes all new Covid-friendly measures which sees guests given ample social distancing space and a carefully controlled environment.

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Also new for 2021 is the festival’s sustainability focus with a partnership setup between Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival and Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). This unique pairing means a whole host of new events, talks and workshops that focus on the environmental issues surrounding seafood. BLUE is a global marine conservation charity that works to promote sustainable fisheries and marine protected areas. Their run of events includes a series of speakers, videos and Q&A sessions in a dedicated marquee area.

Of course, many of the visitors to Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival come for the outstanding food on offer. With Michelin experienced chefs leading the charge, you’ll be treated to a bustling main stage of some of the UK’s greatest culinary talent. From River Cottage, Steven Lamb and John Wright will be demoing and talking foraging from the sea, while Mike Naidoo will be there showcasing the spoils from his new Weymouth seafood eatery; Catch. With more big names yet to be added to the line-up, this promises to be a pretty special weekend. 

Complimenting the food offering is an impressive show of fine English sparkling wines. There to talk you through the options is Susy Atkins, the award-winning weekly drinks columnist for the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine & drinks editor for 'delicious.' magazine.

Little ones will also be kept entertained by way of cooking classes, and children are free too. Adults tickets are £10 and the festival runs from 11 - 12 September 2021. 

Find out more and buy tickets from dorsetseafood.co.uk