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Food Rocks 2019, Lyme Regis, Dorset

6 September 2019 - 7 September 2019

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The Dorset town of Lyme Regis, immortalised in John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, will once more be the setting for the seventh Food Rocks this September.

Spread over two days, the food fest curated by famed restaurateur-cum-chef, Mark Hix, who hails from the town, unites the best of the worlds of food and drink, with local producers mingling with top chefs.

This year, Hix will be joined in Lyme Regis by other leading chefs, Angela Hartnett, Mitch Tonks and Richard Bertinet. There will be a series of talks and demos at the main tent from 11:30am to 5:30pm, with guests able to sample many of the dishes using seafood caught by local fishermen for a donation to charity.

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Mark Hix doing a cookery presentation

Confirmed events include cookery demos by Steven Lamb of River Cottage, music from local charity B Sharp, and the Mr Bakers Dozen’s Morris dancing.

With more than 50 food and drink stalls, you can sample Somerset Membrillo, Black Cow vodka and Conker gin beside Billy Winters Café and Sally’s Fish Camp, or try a Somerset Hog roast.

Food Rocks raises money for the RNLI and Fisherman’s Mission.

Main Events

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Crab and Mackerel Supper Club

The Glenarm Estate Meat Feast will start the festival on 6 September. Situated in the main tent, the event will be hosted by Mark Hix and Peter Hannan, his beef supplier.

On 7 September, the Crab and Mackerel Supper Club will be a sell-out, so book early. Party into the night at SWIM with cocktails and DJs.

Purchasing Tickets for Food Rocks

Tickets for the Crab and Mackerel Supper Club, and Glenarm Estate Meat Feast cost £45 and can be purchased here.

When is Food Rocks 2019?

Food Rocks is on 7 and 8 September, with Supper Clubs on 6 and 7 September, 2019.

Not just food at Food Rocks
Not just food at Food Rocks

Where is Food Rocks?

Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK.

Hix Lyme Regis Restaurant

If you are in Lyme Regis, try the HIX Oyster & Fish House opened by Mark Hix in June 2008, or his boutique guest house, the HIX Townhouse.

The UK has a wonderful selection of food festivals each summer. Read our previews of the Abergavenny Food Festival, the Ludlow Food Festival and the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival.

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Hotels in Lyme Regis

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Things to do in Lyme Regis

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6 September 2019
7 September 2019


Dorset Rocks
Marine Parade and Cart Road
Lyme Regis,DorsetDT7 3JFUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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