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Dorset Seafood Festival is a triumph

PUBLISHED: 14:31 24 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:31 24 September 2014

The Dorset Seafood Festival  stalls lining Weymouth Harbour

The Dorset Seafood Festival stalls lining Weymouth Harbour

PICTURE BY: DORSET MEDIA SERVICE

Organisers are celebrating the huge success of this year’s Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, which attracted the largest crowd the event has ever seen.

(Front left to right) Jo Peters  (Pennsylvania Castle Manager) and Roger Dalton (Dorset Seafood Festival) with competition winner Stuart McIntyre and his family and friends.(Front left to right) Jo Peters (Pennsylvania Castle Manager) and Roger Dalton (Dorset Seafood Festival) with competition winner Stuart McIntyre and his family and friends.

The multi-award-winning Festival, held at Weymouth Harbour over the weekend of the 12 - 13 July, was blessed with glorious weather and a myriad of stallholders provided a mouth-watering selection of tasty fish dishes. The star of the show was the humble Weymouth whelk which is undergoing a renaissance thanks to the Great British Whelk Revival headed up by local chef Taher Jibet. Taher, of the Dining Room in Weymouth, served up thousands of tasty whelks which went down a storm with eager foodies keen to try this local delicacy. Plans for next year’s event have already started and the provisional dates are 11 - 12 July 2015. For more details visit dorsetseafood.co.uk.

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Jayne Cornell, Charlie Daniels, Esther Shepperd and Laura Dean tuck into some of the local seafood on offerJayne Cornell, Charlie Daniels, Esther Shepperd and Laura Dean tuck into some of the local seafood on offer

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Lovely local lobsters on The Turks Head StandLovely local lobsters on The Turks Head Stand

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Matthew Baldwin (The Hand Picked Shellfish Company) is interviewed by James O’Neill of Wessex FMMatthew Baldwin (The Hand Picked Shellfish Company) is interviewed by James O’Neill of Wessex FM

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Matt Budden (Executive Chef, Highcliff Grill, Bournemouth)Matt Budden (Executive Chef, Highcliff Grill, Bournemouth)

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Ali Record and the Lazy Lizard  teamAli Record and the Lazy Lizard team

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Dorset Shellfish stallDorset Shellfish stall

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Deborah Collcutt, Julie Cleaver (President Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce) and Sophie Kermani (In the Bag PR)Deborah Collcutt, Julie Cleaver (President Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce) and Sophie Kermani (In the Bag PR)

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Nick Hyde (UK CEO, Pommery Champagne) and Sara Hicks (UK Director, Pommery Champagne) with guests on board Triple 777Nick Hyde (UK CEO, Pommery Champagne) and Sara Hicks (UK Director, Pommery Champagne) with guests on board Triple 777

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Laura Dean with spider crabLaura Dean with spider crab

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Hello Cod!Hello Cod!

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