Festival Week Events 10 – 16 June 2018


Throughout the week the whole town and surrounding area is celebrating local food and drink. Food and drink producers are opening their doors to the public to showcase what they do; restaurants, cafes and pubs are putting on special menus as well as food related quizzes and master classes; food and drink retailers are hosting special festival food and wine tastings throughout the week and, of course, the popular Food Trail.

If you would like  to run an event during food festival week we would love to hear from you please email festival@bridportfestival.co.uk

 

Please see below the programme so far for 2018:

 

Monday to Friday

Tours of the town’s historic Palmers Brewery (FREE event)

11 am prompt

You’ll go behind the scenes in the historic brewery building to watch every stage of the centuries- old brewing process.  The tour ends with a beer tasting (or soft drink) in Palmers Wine Store. Bookings MUST be made in advance via the Bridport Tourist Information Centre

 

Sunday 11 June

Open Farm Sunday at Washingpool Farm DT6 5HP  (FREE event)

10 am – 4pm  

It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.  Walk around the farm, see the farm animals, tractor and trailer rides, view crops and polytunnels, see a small, mixed farm at work.  Discover Farming team from the Melplash Agricultural Society in the farm classroom. Lots of fun to be had too!

 

Tuesday 12 June

Tour of Leakers Bakery 29 East Street DT6 3JX by Owner & Baker, Caroline Parkins

10 am (limited to 8 people)

Caroline will be giving a tour around the award winning bakery – a premises that has been the home of a baker since the 1830s.   The wide range of breads for sale in the shop are still hand-made on the premises in the time-honoured way, taking time, using the simplest ingredients of flour, water, levain for sourdoughs and yeast for everyday loaves.

Cost £5 including refreshments and an award winning scone (all proceeds will go to the Food Festival)  Bookings can be made in the Shop or by email shop@leakersbakery.co.uk www.leakerbakery.co.uk

Indian Cookery Masterclass with Helen Choudhury, Taj Mahal Restaurant East Street Bridport

2pm – 4pm  Cost £25 per person (limited to 7 people)

A unique opportunity to learn the art of making authentic Indian dishes from well-known chef and co-owner of the Taj Mahal Bridport, Helen Choudhury.   Helen will demonstrate and give you hands-on experience of how to prepare a 3-course authentic Indian meal.  As well as learning how to cook the meal you will sit down at the end with the rest of the group to enjoy the dishes prepared.

To book contact Helen Choudhury on 01308 421000 or 07772 161340

Food Quiz and Tasting with John & Geraldine Baker RopeMakers, West Street (Free event)

6.30 pm Food Tastings, 8pm Food Quiz  

This is a very popular event during the Food Festival Week so early arrival is recommended.

Wednesday 13 June

Tour of Leakers Bakery 29 East Street DT6 3JX by Baker Caroline Parkins

10 am (limited to 8 people)

Caroline will be giving a tour around the award winning bakery – a premises that has been the home of a baker since the 1830s.   The wide range of breads for sale in the shop are still hand-made on the premises in the time-honoured way, taking time, using the simplest ingredients of flour, water, levain for sourdoughs and yeast for everyday loaves.

Cost £5 including refreshments and an award winning scone (all proceeds will go to the Food Festival)  Bookings can be made in the Shop or by email shop@leakersbakery.co.uk www.leakerbakery.co.uk

Furleigh Estate Vineyard and Winery Tour with Tastings, Salway Ash DT6 5JF at 2.30pm

Visitors will be given a full tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a  wine tasting & food pairing

More info to follow

www.furleighestate.co.uk  01308 488991

Indian 3 course dinner with wine pairing at the Taj Mahal, East Street, Bridport and wine by Morrish & Banham

More info to follow

Thursday 14 June

Liberty Orchards Tour and Tasting (Halstock, Dorset BA22 9SZ)

6.30pm to 8.30pm

The visit will involve a guided walk around our organic orchards with a talk on all aspects of orchard establishment and management, viewing of the production facilities, including the barn ‘solera’ where our apple balsamic vinegar is aged, and an opportunity to taste Liberty Fields orchard products – Apple balsamic vinegar, Apple Aperitif and Porter’s Perfection Golden Vodka.

Cost:  TBC to include refreshments on arrival. Please book by phone or e-mail:  01935 892430/ alilemmey@gmail.com

Friday 15 June

 St. Mary’s School Edible Garden, Skilling Hill  3.30pm – 5.30 pm

The school  will be showcasing all its best outdoor things, especially the growing of food and healthy school meals. The public is invited to look around the raised beds and poly tunnels, as well as tasting foods and drinks made by the school community.

 

Bridport RoundTable Beer Festival at Asker Meadow

Friday 6.30pm – 11pm

Saturday 11am – 11pm 

With up to 75 beers and 30 ciders, the Round Table’s Beer Festival is the party in the park that you don’t want to miss!  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 uncertain lager drinker. 

A full range of traditional and fruity ciders, and the introduction of Wino’s-Corner should satisfy those looking for an alternative thirst quencher.

Entry (over 18s only)

    • Glass + 1 Token = £5.00

 

  • Glass with handle + 1 Tokens = £6.50 (limited numbers)
  • 1 Token = £2.00

 

Music

Friday Night – Shelby’s Elbows

Saturday 12am till 4pm –  Howl Open mic; evening – The Renegades

Saturday 16 June

9.30 am – 5 pm Food Festival main event at Asker Meadows

If you would like to run an event during the Bridport Food week – Sunday 10 – Friday 16 June please let us know by emailing admin@bridportfoodfestival.co.uk