Food and drink festival proves the perfect tonic after lockdown

Little Jack Horner's tasty fare on display at Lyme Regis

Little Jack Horner's tasty fare on display at Lyme Regis - Credit: Supplied

A new food and drink festival became the first major event to be staged in the town for over a year. 
About 60 producers from across the region, offering some of the finest food and drink of the South West, gathered along Marine Parade and Gun Cliff Walk late last month for the event, called eat:Lyme Regis.
It was the first major event to be held in the town since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last year.
Bev Milner Simonds of at eat:Festivals, said: “We had a wonderful windy welcome to Lyme Regis! Our trader feedback was very positive about the enthusiastic customers and the locals we spoke with on the day were equally pleased to find the event was well spaced out and the quality of the producers so high. 
“We will be conducting some more formal feedback, but hope we will be invited back to host another event in Lyme Regis.”
Sarah Milner Simonds of eat:Festivals, said: “A big thank-you to our local partners Gordon & Rumbsy estate agents who provided signage for us and Specsavers of Bridport who gave away over 300 cotton shopping bags. It is great to know that the signage will be used again and the bags will be a useful edition to so many households.”

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