Tasty News

Save The Date!

We have a fantastic range of Pop Up Fundraising events, from a Chilli Cook-off & Food Festival Feast to a Dart The Dart running event which helps to raise vital funds for our amazing Food Festival each year.  Check out the events listed below and save the date in your diary!


Dart The Dart Run


Following the Government’s new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings, Dartmouth Food Festival has decided that it is no longer appropriate to stage its Dart the Dart event on 16 May 2020.

Dartmouth Food Festival, which puts on multiple fundraising events in the build up to the big weekend at the end of October, had been assessing the feasibility of the multi-terrain culinary adventure that was to raise vital funds for the 18th annual Festival, but the latest government information on the measures needed to contain the virus has led it to believe this is no longer a viable consideration.

Alison Timms, Race Director said: “The deadline for entry to Dart the Dart was just under three weeks away and it’s very clear to us it will not be possible for the event to take place. Public health must come first. I know this is hugely disappointing news for the many people who have already bought their tickets, and for the businesses that had all agreed to supply our runners with delicious food and drink offerings, but very sadly these are exceptional times and this is the responsible thing to do.”

Alison added: “All entry tickets will remain valid for next year’s race (planned for the 15th May 2021) or if runners would prefer a full refund please contact us at office@dartmouthfoodfestival.co.uk with the order number so that we can process the payment."


A Taste of Italy at The Dartmouth Academy


Following the Government’s public health guidance for all meetings, gatherings and public events to be cancelled, and with UK Lockdown likely to be followed with a period of social distancing, Dartmouth Food Festival has decided that it is no longer appropriate to continue with plans to host the Academy fundraising dinner, Friday 12 June 2020.

 Serin Aubrey, from the festival Events Team, said: “This is a great shame as the 2019 event was a tremendous success. The restrictions on gatherings  is hugely disappointing and a blow to our fundraising efforts, but public health must come first.”

 Dartmouth Food Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel the event now, well ahead of time, so that all purchased tickets may be refunded as soon as possible. There are no plans to reschedule this year but the Events Team hope to host further fundraising events in the summer months, if and when restrictions on gatherings are lifted.

 Serin added: “All entry tickets will be refunded in full. There is no need to contact us as we have a system in place.”

But if you do have a specific query, please contact The Dartmouth Food Festival events team by email at office@dartmouthfoodfestival.com.


Curry Cook-Off

(Sunday, 26th July 2020)

Dartmouth Food Festival Team, along with Ankar Biswas, are proud to be hosting their first ever Curry Cook-Off, a competition dedicated to the quest of finding the best curry in town!

The competition, at the Market Square Dartmouth, will be red hot with 10 establishments battling it out to become The Public’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and a new category Best Vegetarian option!

You can sample outstanding pots of curry accompanied by nan bread washed down with a wide selection of beers, lagers, soft drinks and some excellent wine supplied by Michael Suttons Cellar.

Save The Date!


Festival Feast At The Flavel

(Saturday, 17th October 2020)

We celebrate the opening of the Festival once again with our renowned Festival Feast. 

This year the event will take place in The Flavel Hall where you will be welcomed with a drink on arrival and an amazing 3 course dinner.  

We are very fortunate to have not one but three exciting local establishments to cook for us to include Dartmouth Fine Foods & Dart Marina Hotel

More details to follow soon!

Don't miss out! Make it a date!


The Dartmouth Food Festival

(Friday, 23rd October to Sunday, 25th October 2020)

Following another fabulous Food Festival, with lots of delicious food and drink and plenty of smiles and laughter, we'd like to welcome you back when we do it all again next year!

Make it a Date!