About Eat Dorset Food Fair

EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR 

18th and 19th October 2014

10am - 4pm

 


PARNHAM HOUSE,

BEAMINSTER,

DORSET DT8 3LZ


ENTRANCE FEE:  £6  (CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE)

For further information please email us at

info@eatdorsetfoodfair.co.uk

 


EAT DORSET   

brings together the very best produce and producers

from across Dorset and the surrounding Counties.

Over sixty stalls showcasing the quality and diversity

of Dorset's wonderful food

and drink.


Plus:

COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS from top Chefs

including

 

LESLEY WATERS'  'pop-up' cookery school offering

hands-on classes with Lesley (see full schedule) plus

Lesley's skill/demo sessions throughout the weekend.

Adults/Children/Families.

 

 

Tea tasting with Comins Tea House (see schedule)

Wine tasting with Gulp Wine


Plenty of opportunity to eat great food cooked by

great cooks and a rare opportunity to walk around the

restored gardens and beautiful grounds of Parnham

House.

 

 


 

 

EAT DORSET was launched to celebrate the

publication of the book by the same title. Initially, just

a few producers gathered in the beautiful grounds of

Parnham House to showcase local produce. Over the

past few years, the Festival has grown beyond

recognition with more than 50 local producers from

Dorset and the surrounding counties now gathering to

promote and sell a wonderfully diverse and highly

regarded range of produce.

 



 

 

CHILDREN AT EAT DORSET: 

 

Children can learn to cook or practice their skills with

Lesley Waters at her hands-on parents and children

sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning and at her

afternoon tea family sessions. See the Lesley Waters

Cookery School page.


Also Minno Kitchens will be running hands-on sessions

on both days for children under 12. See the Children's

Events page for more information.


 

EAT AT EAT DORSET:

 

Following the success of last years' very original and

ecclectic mix of people cooking at Eat Dorset, there

are plenty of good things to eat at this years' festival.

The wonderful Tickled Pig are back this year with their

fantastic Hangi lamb. Shoulders of lamb burried in a

fire pit and cooked beneath the ground for several

hours. Plus spatchcocked pig on an open fire.


The Hive Beach Cafe's landmark Champagne and

Oyster Bar; The Bridge House Hotel; Hix's Fish Dogs; Minno Kitchen; Jalopi Pizza;

Dorset Sushi and Comins Tea House. 

Please go to 'Schedule' section on menu for more

details.

 

 

 


EAT DORSET was named as one of a handful of

finalists in the Country Life Magazine’s ‘Countryside 

Event of the Year’.

This, together with listings in The Times and The

Independent as ‘One of the best Food Fairs of the

Year’ has given EAT DORSET an established and

highly respected place in the wonderful range of food

festivals that take place throughout the country.


Described by The Times (in their listings of the top

Food Festivals of the year) as 'more like the Squire's

Summer do than a commercial event' ...... 'but

though it is rural it is by no means parochial, featuring

talks and demonstrations by some of London's top

Chefs.' The Times 



EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR OPENING TIMES


  • 18th and 19th October 2014

  • 10AM - 4PM

  • ENTRANCE £6    (No dogs please)

  • Address:
  • Parnham House
  • Beaminster
  • Dorset
  • DT8 3LZ

 

 

 


 

 

Emails to the Eat Dorset website include the following quotes:-


Howard from New York

"What a perfect English October day. Amazing food in

a spectacular setting. We loved tasting so many

different and unusual things and talking to the people

who'd made them. We hope to be back next year."


Sarah from Bristol

"I've been every to the Eat Dorset Food Fair and

wouldn't miss it for the world. It is such a beautiful

setting with so much to offer. A real Foodies heaven."

Joan from Bournemouth


"I travel all over the country but Eat Dorset is still my

favourite event. The gardens at Parnham are

wonderful. Therange and quality of the produce on 

sale is the best that I've come across. The Cafe has a

great variety of exotic and delicious food. It's an

inspiration."

 

 

 

Carlo wrote: Next year will be the third time in a row that I have attended this wonderful event. Each and every time I travel to the beautiful and mesmerising grounds of Parnham House in Beaminster (DT8 3LZ), I am welcomed with friendly people, very helpful staff and most importantly a huge variety of utterly irresistible local foods. The facilities at the fair whether it be the toilets, café's, stalls or even horse drawn carriage tours, are top notch. I highly recommend going to the Eat Dorset Food Fair if you like great foods, friendly faces, beautiful panorama and a very fulfilling day.