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Dartmouth Food Festival returns for its 18th year

The finest foodie fest!

It’s that time of year again. As we batten down the hatches and light the wood stoves for the onset of autumn, the Dartmouth Food Festival returns for its 18th year. And, coinciding with the start of half term, this free festival is even bigger and better than ever.

When is the Dartmouth Food Festival?

Friday 21 October – Sunday 23 October 2022

“A heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations” The Telegraph

The Dartmouth Food Festival has earned a reputation as one of the best in the UK and it’s easy to see why, not only is the location pretty awesome (this historical Naval town straddles the banks of the River Dart,) it’s 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 to expect from the Dartmouth Food Festival

Having evolved from humble beginnings into a first-class feast of entertainment, the 2022 programme features workshops, seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations and over 100 hand-picked exhibitors (many of which are from Devon). It truly is the very best that the South West has to offer and is set to be one of Devon’s top events.

Celebrity Chefs and Wine experts

This year the festival celebrates with internationally renowned chefs, foodie writers and critics.

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse Dartmouth is joined by local and national top chefs:

  • Mark Hix, author and chef from the Oyster and Fish House.
  • Jane Baxter, Chef and food writer and a regular columnist for Cook. Runs Wild Artichokes.
  • Claudia Roden, “a proper food writer who understands the reasons behind food” The Guardian.
  • Richard Bertinet, renowned French baker who has been living and working in the UK for the last 30 years.
  • Matt Tebbutt, Chef and presenter of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 and Food Unwrapped on Channel 4.

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Choosing the wines are wine experts Will Lyons, journalist, newspaper columnist, award-winning wine writer and broadcaster, and Susy Atkins from the Sunday Telegraph and Saturday Kitchen fame.

Check out more of the weekend’s events.

Take in Dartmouth in all its glory!

A stroll through Dartmouth’s pretty streets is a real feast for the senses with plenty of nibbles on offer. Chat with food and drink producers and discover their passion for food. Join in the food and drink workshops and debates and pick up some great hints and tips along the way. The Festival events take place around the centre of Dartmouth around the Embankment, Boat Float, Royal Avenue Gardens and Market Square.

Plan your visit to the Dartmouth Food Festival

If you are not a local to Dartmouth or South Devon, you can stay in the nearby area. Take a look at Salcombe Finest’s range of luxury accommodation.

Get in touch with Salcombe Finest for last-minute holiday home availability.

See you there!

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