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report food Festival


7-13th June 2015

BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL is run by the Bridport Local Food Group, a committee of dedicated volunteers with the aim of supporting producers and promoting local food.

The Festival has blossomed into a well-loved and hugely popular event, regularly attended by over 3000 visitors. It is a much loved fixture in Bridport’s food calendar!

Check out the festival calendar…

Bridport Round Table Beer Festival

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Offering over 80 real ales and ciders, the Beer Festival, is an event not to be missed!

From the light and fruity to the dark and sinister, our carefully selected variety of ales will delight the grizzled old ale-quaffer to the newbie beer sipper.

There will also be a full range of ciders and perries, from the cloudy to the clear, the chewy to the crisp, which should satisfy those looking for an alternative thirst quencher.

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We’ve got some amazing local produces exhibiting on the day with everything from fresh, handmade sushi to the Award-winning Dorset Nectar cider.

With the Dorset Pie Company and the multi-award-winning sparkling wine producer Furleigh Estates also exhibiting your stomach is going to get a treat to remember!

The food festival also has a series of cookery masterclasses…

Indian Cookery Masterclass

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Helen Choudhury will show attendees how to prepare a 3-course authentic Indian meal. As well as learning how to cook the meal you will then sit down and enjoy the dishes prepared.

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Here’s a full list of all the exhibitors

Abi Lou’s Bakes & Brews
Compassionate, delicious vegan cooking in the heart of the Dorset countryside.
AS Sushi & More
Fresh, hand-made sushi incorporating best quality Dorset and West Country ingredients.
Barley Sugar Bakehouse
A truly mouth-watering selection of freshly baked cakes, pastries and puds.
Box Office Coffee
Celebrate coffee not as an average hot beverage, but as a science and an art. True coffee lovers will relish Toby’s expertise and gain tips on how to make that perfect cup.
Bridge Farm Cider
Award-winning ciders from the finest traditional orchards across South Somerset and Dorset.
Capreolus Fine Foods
Multi award-winning producers of artisan English charcuterie, using only local free range and wild animals.
Chai Wallah Tea
Ethically sourced, aromatic teas from around the world.
Cherry Tree Preserves
Award-winning, finest quality pickles, chutneys and preserves produced in Bridport.
The Chillees
A fiery, spicy selection of chilli sauces and preserves.
Comins Tea House
Luxurious range of fine loose leaf teas, tea gifts and exclusive handmade British teaware.
The Crepe Escape
Delicious sweet and savoury crepes to go.
Dorset Nectar
Award winning artisan ciders fermented from sun ripened whole crushed cider apples.
Dorset Pies
Handcrafted artisan pies, using the very best locally sourced ingredients and buttery pastry.
Fieldfare Farm
Delicious, wholesome street food – grown on the farm and cooked in the kitchen.
Filberts of Dorset
Natural honey and beeswax skin and homecare products handmade in England using Dorset beeswax.
From Dorset With Love
Producers of award-winning jams, chutneys and preserves and the renowned Dorsetshire Sauce – 3 Star Winner in last year’s Great Taste Awards.
Furleigh Estates
Award-winning sparkling and still wines from grapes grown in Dorset.
Fussels Fine Foods
Producer of single cold pressed, extra virgin rapeseed oils, mayonnaises and dressings.
Leakers Bakery
Bridport’s specialist baker of breads, savouries, cakes, biscuits, pastries and croissants – hand-made and baked in brick-floored ovens.
Liberty Fields
Makers of superb Apple Balsamic Vinegar and Apple Aperitif.
Manor Court Farm Foods
Delicious burgers and sausages made from finest quality beef reared in Shipton Gorge, served in soft bread with a selection of sauces and local chutneys
Marshwood Vale Cider
Award winning Dorset cider as it should be, made from top quality apples collected from Dorset, Somerset and Devon.
McKenzie’s Cake Bakery
Delicious cakes for all occasions from a family run bakery.
Meatfree Martha
Great tasting, colourful and imaginative vegetarian and vegan food using locally-sourced, fresh and seasonal produce.
Pizza Dragon
Neapolitan style pizzas baked in an Italian wood fired oven using only the finest, often home-grown, ingredients.
Purbeck Ice Cream
Beautiful ice creams passionately produced on the farm in the isle of Purbeck with fresh milk, thick double cream and an abundance of delicious natural flavours.
R J Balson & Sons
Famous for being Britain’s oldest family butchers, selling highest quality meat, poultry, game and a range of speciality foods including award winning sausages and home cured bacon.
Sam’s Pigs
Sam’s pigs are reared in woodland, their diets supplemented through natural foraging, producing pork of the highest quality.
Sea Spring Seeds
A vegetable seed company run by growers for the home grower, including over 60 varieties of chilli.
Your Bridport health fix with bottled fresh juices, dazzling salads and hot and cold wraps and sandwiches.
Stewed & Baked
Super Stew! Slow-cooked, natural, healthy, aromatic and delicious one-pot street food from chef Giles Smith.
The Real Cure
Home cured and smoked venison sausages, burgers and salamis.
Washingpool Farm
Fabulous farm shop fresh produce, locally grown and sourced.
West Milton Cider
Makers of award-winning Lancombe Rising cider and a traditional barrelled cider known as West Dorset Real Cider.
The Wobbly Cottage
Bread, cakes, dressings, oil’s and preserves along with seasonal treats using veg, fruit and foraged things.
Wyld Meadow Farm
Succulent, award-winning West Country free range lamb, beef and burgers.

As you can see, this is going to be a right royal event to celebrate… I’m even going to take the entire week of work so that I can take part and get involved.
Why not book The Castle Annex for your stay?

I look forward to seeing you soon…