New Guernsey Food and Drink Festival Launches
VisitGuernsey has announced the launch of a new Eat Drink & Be Local summer festival series focusing on the island’s food, drink and artisanal crafts.
Starting on 2 June as part of Guernsey’s popular Seafront Sunday series, Eat Drink & Be Local will take place along the harbour front of St Peter Port across four summer Sundays, culminating in a Festival Finale Weekend at the end of September. Seafront Sundays take place on select Sundays throughout the summer months, when St Peter Port’s seafront becomes traffic free and bursts into life with themed stalls and al fresco dining.
Guernsey is home to a wealth of entrepreneurs who have crafted and created their own unique variations of local products. The newly launched Eat Drink & Be LocalSeafront Sunday aims to showcase the real authentic taste of Guernsey by championing local flavour and style.
The main activities of Eat Drink & Be Local will be held on The Crown Pier, which will feature The Creation Station activity marquee – an area dedicated for cultural activities for children, alongside two demonstration and live music marquees. There will also be a landscaped garden called ‘The Watering Hole’ where food and drink enthusiasts can sit and sample the very best locally brewed, distilled and crafted beverages along with an array of food stalls featuring tastes from around the world but made in Guernsey.
The four Eat Drink & Be Local Seafront Sunday dates are as follows:
Sunday 2 June, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 28 July, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 18 August, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 1 September, 10:00 – 17:00
Festival Finale Weekend
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2019, 10:00 – 17:00
Entrance to Eat Drink and Be Local is free. For more information and festival updates, follow Eat Drink & Be Local on Facebook.
For more inspiration to visit Guernsey, read Mike Pickup’s Guernsey Holidays and a Side Trip to Sark.
Direct flights to Guernsey operate year-round from London Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted, as well as other regional airports with Aurigny or Flybe. Return flights from London Gatwick to Guernsey with Aurigny are from £82 per person, and from London Heathrow with Flybe from £70 and flight time is one hour. Return flights from Southampton to Guernsey with Flybe are from £60 per person.
Regular car ferry services to Guernsey run from the south coast of England and from north-west France. Return car ferries from Poole and Portsmouth to Guernsey with Condor Ferries are from £250, carrying two passengers.
Accommodation during the Festival
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For further general information on Guernsey, please visit www.visitguernsey.com.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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