Dorset Seafood Festival Celebrates 9 Years of Silver Sponsorship from Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse, Independent family brewer, has announced its continued support as a Silver Sponsor for the Dorset Seafood Festival. This marks the ninth consecutive year of Hall & Woodhouse sponsorship, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting local events and the community. The 16th annual Dorset Seafood Festival will take place on 7th & 8th September 2024, at Weymouth Peninsula.

As the only provider of beer and ales at the Festival, Hall & Woodhouse will offer an exclusive selection of its finest Badger brews. Festival-goers can look forward to enjoying a range of award-winning Badger ales, including the new Outland Stout, perfectly complementing the fresh, locally sourced seafood on offer.

Anthony Woodhouse, Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “The Dorset Seafood Festival is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together with our local communities to celebrate the county’s finest seafood and brewing heritage.

“The festival takes place right on the doorstep of our very first pub, The Ship Inn, located in the heart of Weymouth Quay. It is the perfect place for locals to enjoy the extensive entertainment on offer over the weekend. This includes live music, culinary masterclasses, and our brilliant Badger Beer and cheese pairings, run by Mark Woodhouse.

“This is our ninth year supporting Dorset Seafood Festival and I’m looking forward to raising a glass of Badger Beer to the many people who make it the wonderful event that it is.

“Here’s to a wonderful weekend of good food, drink, and entertainment while taking in the beautiful views of Weymouth Peninsula.”

A highlight of the Festival is the much loved Badger beer and cheese pairings from Mark Woodhouse. This year Mark shall be tempting visitors with local cheeses paired with Badger’s Fursty Ferret, Tanglefoot and Blandford Fly.

The Dorset Seafood Festival is one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting thousands of visitors each year. It not only showcases the best seafood from Dorset’s shores but also supports the sustainable fishing industry and promotes marine conservation. The Festival features cooking demonstrations from top chefs, live music, and a variety of family-friendly activities, making it a must-visit event for all ages.

Hall & Woodhouse’s continued sponsorship is integral to the Festival’s success. Their high-quality beverages enhance the culinary experience for all attendees, providing the perfect pairing for the seafood delicacies available.

Festival Organiser, Sophie Kermani, expressed her gratitude, stating: “We are incredibly grateful to Hall & Woodhouse for its unwavering support over the past nine years. Its sponsorship and exceptional Badger ales and beers play a significant role in the Festival’s unique atmosphere. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with them and all our visitors.”

After the success of the Badger Brewery Beer Garden in 2023, Hall & Woodhouse very kindly donated £500 to The Fishermen’s Mission. The Dorset Seafood Festival was awarded with The Fishermen’s Mission Partnerships Award in 2023 to honour the fundraising to date as it is the largest event contributor for The Fishermen’s Mission.

Join Hall & Woodhouse and the Dorset Seafood Festival in celebrating the best of Dorset’s seafood and brewing heritage. It promises to be a weekend of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and unforgettable experiences.

The Dorset Seafood Festival continues to be a highlight of the summer calendar, drawing visitors from near and far to indulge in culinary delights and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the seaside. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

For more information about the Dorset Seafood Festival, including ticketing and event details, please visit Tickets can be purchased here:

Tatiana Rehmova

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