Foodies can taste the best west Dorset has to offer when a popular food festival returns.

The National Trust’s annual Spring Tide Food Festival is set to make waves for a ninth year.

You will find a celebration of spectacular local food, drink and craft on the outstanding coastline at Burton Bradstock.

More than 50 stalls, including local producers, will be showcasing and selling a huge variety of produce from locally-reared meat, artisan bread, to locally produced wine, cider and cheese. You can also sample street food and pick up some artisan crafts, as organisers promise something to suit every palate.

While tasting and shopping, visitors can enjoy family-friendly music and relax with the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coast.

Event manager, Sarah Kennedy of the National Trust, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors over the Royal Wedding weekend, so make sure you get the date in your diary. It really is a great day out for family and foodies with a chance to experience good local food, drink and entertainment in a beautiful setting.”

After the festival, to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Hive Beach Café will be open from 5pm to 7pm. Kirstin Reynolds, from the café, said:

"With the National Trust running their ninth annual Spring Tide Festival on Hive Beach during the day, what better excuse to dust off your Union Jacks and come over to the Hive Beach Café to enjoy our ‘Best of British’ set menu and a glass of Pimms to round off your day. There will be live music and the chance to get into the party spirit for a royal celebration to remember."

The Spring Tide Festival will take place this Saturday and Sunday. (May 19 and 20)

Open from 10am to 4pm, entry costs £2 and is free for those aged under 12.

All proceeds will go towards the National Trust’s ongoing vital conservation work in Dorset. Parking is free for National Trust members, or there is pay and display for non-members.

Visitors are reminded to take cash, given the rural location of the event.

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