Weymouth to Launch Food Festival
9:35am 29th July 2014
Weymouth may be heaving with people right now, but a new food festival's being planned to draw people back in the Autumn.
Weymouth BID has been working with local independent eateries to launch a six week long event.
It's hoped that 'FEAST Weymouth', which'll involve deals in places like The Dining Room and The Dorset Burger Company, will combat the normally quieter period of October to November.
Some of Weymouth's high profile restaurants are already on board such as The Dining Room, The Dorset Burger Company, Mallams, The Balto House, The George Bar & Grill, Il Porto and Sense.
Ali Record of The George Bar & Grill told Wessex FM: "We are delighted to be supporting this new event. Weymouth has been crying out for an event like this for years and we look forward to a great autumn."
Alison Theobold joint chair of Weymouth BID said:
"A dining event out of season had always been in Weymouth BID's business plan. With such an array of independent eateries, we really wanted to celebrate them and draw people into the town. We have seen the success of Tenner Fest in Jersey and look forward to making FEAST Weymouth a popular yearly event for Weymouth."
Katharine Wright of Dorset Food & Drink has also offered her support for the event.
"October is fast becoming a very 'foodie' month for Dorset; we have Dorset Food Week and Screen Bites which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary all happening in October. I think FEAST Weymouth is a very exciting new event which I believe could one day work for many other towns in Dorset".