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There’s plenty of things to do in Weymouth Dorset. A lovely sandy beach, picturesque harbour, hopping, eating & drinking, all in one place.
There’s plenty of things to do in Weymouth Dorset. A lovely sandy beach, picturesque harbour, hopping, eating & drinking, all in one place.

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You can view prices of hotels in Weymouth on Google Maps. What a neat feature this is.
New #Google Maps feature - clickable hotel prices now available. We reckon this is a game changer for businesses in the travel and tourism sector.

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View of the new D-Day Centre at Castletown in Portland Dorset.
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After months of anticipation, FEAST Weymouth is finally a go-go! The two-month long dining event kicked off in style this past weekend with its first ever pop-up kitchen. #FEASTWeymouth # Foodie #DiningOut #Weymouth #Dorset
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Great to see Weymouth Carnival and the filming of #Dunkirk in this article...
Check out all the great events, festivals, firework displays and much more happening in #Dorset  over the next few months...

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FEAST Weymouth back for THIRD year, now bigger & better than ever!

Planning is underway for this year’s FEAST Weymouth, the town’s very own unique dining event. Now in its third year, FEAST Weymouth is a popular annual event where locals and visitors are encouraged to sample the delights of Weymouth’s foodie scene. A vibrant community dining festival, FEAST Weymouth is a celebration of local independent eateries and in 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Feast Weymouth is proudly supported and funded by Weymouth BID.

In past years the event has run for 6 weeks, however after much discussion with local restaurant owners, the decision has been made to extend the event. Paul Cocks, owner of Café Oasis took part in FEAST for the first time in 2015 and extended the event himself after such a successful 6 weeks. Café Oasis experienced an upturn in its evening service and received positive feedback from diners making the most of the FEAST event. Traditionally a seasonal town, Weymouth's restaurant scene is looking to boost trade during the autumn months of October and November, a pause before the Christmas party season kicks in. FEAST Weymouth helps to encourage diners out during these quieter months and make the most of the eateries on their doorsteps.

Paul Cocks, owner Café Oasis commented: “I can honestly say that the FEAST event was absolutely amazing and I am really looking forward to taking part again this year, especially as the event has been extended. I have owned Café Oasis for 20 years now and on a normal week we can serve over 1000 people but October and November can sometimes be a little flat. However last October we actually doubled our evening turnover and this was completely down to FEAST Weymouth. I saw new faces that were from out of town and here for our FEAST menu. This is exactly what Weymouth needs.”

Taking place between Monday 3rd October and Wednesday 30th November, this year’s event involves an exclusive array of restaurants, cafes, pubs and grills offering set FEAST menus priced between £5 and £25. From Thai to Italian, paninis to prawns and steak to salad, there’s something to suit every diner and every budget.
Due to the success of previous years, the organisers already have a selection of high quality venues in town that want to be involved. They are also hoping that more dining establishments will participate in the event – providing a mix of offerings and budgets. Weymouth BID has also allocated an internal team to assist with the event and support the venues. The team will be on hand to offer advice in the lead up to the event and throughout. Weymouth is regarded as having an eclectic array of independent eateries each offering a variety of cuisines and FEAST is all about celebrating this brilliant diversity. From traditional fish and chips to fancy a la carte menus, lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone.
Sophie Kermani, Director In The Bag PR commented: “I am so excited for this year’s FEAST event because we are making it much bigger and more focused. Together with a team from Weymouth BID we are able to use all our experience and knowledge to ensure the event is marketed to a wider audience and that venues are properly equipped with information on how to make the best use of FEAST Weymouth and engage with more diners. We have already made great headway and have many venues asking to secure their place in the exclusive list of venues taking part”.

If you would like your eatery to be involved with this year’s FEAST Weymouth event, then please get in touch by emailing sophie@inthebagpr.co.uk

Set menus are priced at £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25, and diners are strongly encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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BACK WITH A SPLASH – WATERFEST WEYMOUTH

The Weymouth BID is delighted to announce that WATERFEST Weymouth will be back with a splash on 3rd and 4th September 2016 in and around Weymouth Harbour and celebrating Weymouth’s maritime heritage and history blended with current day entertainment, food and marine displays.

Waterfest is supported financially by the Weymouth BID and delivered by Roger Dalton Associates in conjunction with event sponsors. The headline sponsors for 2016 will be Pengillys Solicitors, and Dream Cottages supported by Weymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Roger Dalton said “ We developed Waterfest to celebrate Weymouth’s maritime heritage and I am excited to see how the support from sponsors and the marine sector is building year on year.
This year we have a stronger line up of historic vessels sailing in from France and around the UK and visitors will be able to go on board all eight vessels over the weekend. There is also a full programme of displays and events both on and off the water, 2 days of shanty music and exciting street food. We are also delighted to be combining the event with Weymouth Regatta this year, which will create a fantastic atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike, both on and off the water. “

Set around the historic old harbour, this free festival will host some of the most fantastic ships in the world including the tall ship, Le Marite, the last 3-masted Newfoundland Schooner, built in 1923. The beautifully restored 1921 “Excelsior” fishing smack, one of the 40 most important historic ships in the country. The 24mt sailing ketch built in 1926, “Vigilance” from Brixham, The Jolie Brise and the iconic Gypsy Moth IV in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the globe in 1967. The line will also include the Royal Navy P2000 archer class patrol vessel, The “John Jerwood” sea cadets training vessel and “Coastal Guardian” with its displays of sonar and underwater video together with wreck artifacts.

In the Maritime Crafts section, the Boat Building Academy will be displaying their students hand built boats and demonstration traditional skills like steam bending. Alan Lander will be demonstrating how to make a traditional Dorset lobster pot and the team from the International Guild of Knot Tyers will be demonstrating ‘impossible’ knots and rope creations.

The spectacular flyboarding displays that entertained the crowds last year will be back and Captain Jack Sparrow will be roaming the harbour to add to the lively mix of shanty music and delicious fayre from one of the many stalls selling quality seafood from local crab to mussels and lobster.

Combining Waterfest and Weymouth Regatta also establishes it as a nationally recognized sailing event and as the ‘IRC Small Boat Championship’ it will attract competitors from across the UK, all vying for one of the prestigious national sailing trophies to be awarded on the final day. There are up to three races on each day, making the most of the amazing sailing waters around Weymouth and Portland. There will also be plenty of evening entertainment for competitors around Weymouth and Castle Cove sailing clubs as well as around the harbour

Waterfest Weymouth will be packed with displays, attractions and entertainment from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2016.

Nigel Reed, Weymouth BID Manager said "One of the main aims of the Weymouth BID Business Plan is to attract visitors and residents into the town during the off peak season. As many schools return at the beginning of September, Waterfest is perfectly placed during the first weekend of September to encourage people to stay in the town. Many visitors extend their summer break to take full advantage of the holiday season and many return for a second short break to enjoy the Waterfest atmosphere and entertainment. The Weymouth Regatta will be a welcome addition to the entertainment programme this year and we look forward to working with them on the promotion of the two events."

Sponsorship opportunities and stalls are still available - all enquiries to the Weymouth BID office on telephone 01305 779410 or email info@weymouthbid.co.uk.
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