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Dartmouth Food Festival

Starts: 19th Oct 2018

One of the top ten food festivals in the UK - The Guardian


Start Date

19th Oct 2018

End Date

21st Oct 2018


Dartmouth Town Centre


Mitch Tonks, Susy Atkins, Romy Gill,


Having grown from humble beginnings in 2002 into a first class feast of entertainment featuring workshops, Eat your Words discussion sessions, drinks seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations and over 120 hand-picked exhibitors (70% of which are from Devon), the Dartmouth Food Festival 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 us extra stand out is the fact that we don't charge an entry fee to the festival markets or the Chefs Demonstration Kitchen.

Our main aim is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer from Ashridge Cider and Cornish Seasalt through to the South Devon Chilli Farm, and we are proud to have Joyce Molyneux as our Honorary Patron.

The Festival allows us to shout about our award winning local 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.

Over the years the Festival has welcomed 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 our Festival Advocate, award-winning chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks, a spellbinding array of household names ensure the festival is packed with both our local and national food heroes. Previous highlights have been top local and regional chefs, 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 Tim McLaughlin-Green (Sommeliers Choice).

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