FEASTival Hits Hope Square

FEAST Weymouth kicks off on Sunday 1st October with the amazing FEASTival event in Hope Square, Brewers Quay. FEASTival is a day of celebrating fantastic local chefs and artisan Dorset food producers.  Local chefs and mixologists will tantalise our taste buds with wonderful food and cocktail demonstrations – all a hint of what’s to come in this year’s FEAST dining event.



Dennis Spurr of the Fantastic Sausage Factory in St Mary St will be introducing ‘Hog-In-A-Box’ – intrigued?  So are we!  Carl from Delicious in St Alban St will be talking cheese and wine and Mallams mixologist CJ is set to educate the crowds on the classic Martini, whilst mixing up some tasty cocktails.

Chef demostrations from:

  • 10am Dennis Spurr – Fantastic Sausage Factory
  • 11am Eric Tavenier – Les Enfants Terribles
  • 12pm Carl MacShilton– Delicious
  • 1pm Nigel Bloxham – Billy Winters
  • 2pm Cj Lohez making cocktails – Mallams
  • 3pm – Adam Foster– Sea Beats
  • 4pm – Sebastian Blundell – Ayyamaking cocktails


Christian Lohez, Bar Manager of Mallams Restaurant commented:

“I am delighted to be involved with FEASTival – all the staff are really looking forward to having a foodie event in Hope Square. The demos sound great and we really love local produce at Mallams – we are even growing our own saffron! Please do support this local event and all the local chefs, restaurants and producers involved”.

Dorset Food & Drink, has bought together a range of artisan food producers form its member’s hub, who will be proudly showcasing their products at the event – perfect for those looking for a tasty treat.

FEASTival Food Producers include:

Ajar Of

Tracey Collins has a passion for the art of preserving. Fresh ingredients are the key to great flavour. Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, she makes small batches using the open-pan method in her Dorset kitchen, to preserve taste, appearance and texture. No artificial colouring or preservatives are used and any pectin is also home-made

Dorset Chilli Shop

Dorset Chilli Shop is an award winning Independent Shop selling a wide range of chilli products produced locally by ourselves, and from other small UK producers. Ranging from mild to super-hot we have a selection of sauces, oils, salts, chocolate, snacks, jams and preserves to suit everyone. We also have a range of seeds, growing kits and more.

Lavish Liqueurs

Dorset handmade luxury liqueurs. All ingredients are sourced and grown locally and with our unique flavours giving a distinct Dorset feel. These are well rounded and balanced and beautifully packaged in stylish Italian bottles.

Dorset Handmade

Locally sourced, homegrown & foraged are the key ingredients of success at DORSETHANDMADE. Based in Weymouth, Julie Philpott creates deliciousness using the traditional small batch, open pan method, with homemade pectin, and no artificial anything.

As well as jams & jellies, there are award winning marmalades in a myriad of flavours, plus chutneys, pickles, & mustards, & cordials in the summer months.

Solkiki Craft Chocolate maker 

Iris & Bob, founders of Solkiki, make small batch, craft chocolate: hand-sorted, hand-roasted, bean to- bar in a cottage workshop. Hand-poured, hand tempered and hand-wrapped using rare, fine-flavour cacao beans and cold-pressed cacao butter. Via direct trade, they’re helping grow rainforests, heirloom cacao trees and communities. Organic, GMO free, naturally fermented, their single estate chocolate is vegan-friendly and incredibly flavourful.

 Hotch Potch Gluten Free Savoury Pies

Hotch Potch Gluten Free Savoury Pies makes award-winning, high quality, gluten-free savoury foods, using fine local and free-range ingredients. The range includes flavoured Scotch eggs, tasty pies, tarts, sausage rolls, arancini and flavoured pastry.

West Milton Cider 

West Milton Cider produces award-winning fine West Dorset cider and apple juice. Lancombe Rising, a keeved naturally sparkling cider, is complemented by the range of full flavoured traditional draught and bottled ciders. All the cider is produced through slow natural fermentation, using quality apples with no added sulphites – and just a little alchemy!

Purbeck Ice Cream

Founder Members Peter and Hazel Hartle started Purbeck Ice Cream 29 years ago when milk quotas were rendering their dairy farm unviable. Making ice cream to use up surplus milk and cream fitted the bill. Their award winning ice cream is made with fresh Purbeck milk, thick Dorset cream, British sugar and the best natural ingredients, with no artificial additives, added colours or nuts and gluten-free. Widely available

James’s Cheese

James McCall’s passion for cheese began in 1988 when, aged 16, he got a Saturday job with renowned cheesemonger James Aldridge of Beckenham, a perfectionist who “taught me everything I know…” Working with other great local cheesemakers, James has developed a range of award-winning washed rind cheeses.


Katharine Wright, Dorset Food & Drink Coordinator commented:

“Dorset Food & Drink is a member-based organisation and represents Dorset’s food and drink business community. Naturally FEASTival, is therefore something that we are very excited to be involved with. We have supported FEAST Weymouth for the last four years with great pride and FEAStival is a wonderful opportunity to bring together Dorset’s best chefs, restaurants, deli’s and producers”.

Participating eateries include:

1652 Coffee Bar Mallams
Actors Bar Sea Beats
Al Molo Shalims Balti House
Ayya The Red Lion
Bennetts Fish & Chips The Crow’s Nest in the Square
Billy Winter’s The Kings Arms – Portesham
Café Oasis The Monkey’s Fist
Chilli’s Indian Restaurant The New Inn – Portland
Crustacean The Nothe Tavern
Delicious The Hotel Rex & Restaurant
Fish & Fritz The Hix Academy
Good Life Café The Rendezvous
Hayloft Café and Bar The Gloucester
Les Enfants Terribles The Spice Ship
The Stable

To see all the menus, please visit the We Are Weymouth website.

Diners are encouraged to follow FEAST Weymouth on social media and look out for fantastic prizes on offer throughout the 8 weeks.

FEAST Weymouth is entirely supported by Weymouth BID and is promoted through the We Are Weymouth website. The FEAST Weymouth promotion will work with each participating venue providing a set-menu or offer within the price ranges of £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25 for customers to dine at their establishment throughout the month of October and until the 30th November. Each venue will have their own terms and conditions so diners are encouraged to call ahead and book. Menus for each participating venue will be displayed across the We Are Weymouth UK website.