To mark two very popular events in the town, one shop is offering visitors the chance to meet local producers and try their products.

During Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week and Lyme Regis Carnival and Regatta, the team at Ammonite Fine Food in Broad Street is offering a range of tasters, from gin to nuts and wine to cheese.

The sampling fortnight starts with Jethro from Dorset Sea Salt on Friday between 12 noon and 4pm, followed by Martin from Pothecary Gin on the Saturday from 12 noon to 5.30pm and Jackie from SLOEmotion on Sunday between 12 noon and 5pm.

Nathaniel from Filberts nuts will be in the shop between 12 noon and 5.30pm on Monday, Georgie will showcase Black Cow’s vodka and cheese on Tuesday from 12 noon until 4pm and sample Maverick Drinks’ Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion Rum - and as a special treat try the Spit-roasted Pineapple Gin and the Strawberry and Balsamic Gin - with Josh from 1pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Gin will be a popular taster during the two weeks, with Tom from Salcombe Gin on August 2 between 11am to 4pm, Hester from Annings Gin on August 4 from 12 noon to 5pm, Lance from Dartmouth Gin on August 6 from 12 noon to 5pm, Will from Mermaid Gin on August 8 from 12 noon to 5pm and Claire from Papillion Gin on August 9 from 12 noon to 5pm.

But other drinks are also available, such as Seedlip, a non-alcoholic alternative to spirits, which can be tried and tested on August 3 from 12 noon to 5pm, with Sarah from Sea Arch, also a non-alcoholic spirit, coming to Ammonite on August 5 from 12 noon to 5.30pm. Try Lyme Bay Winery’s selection of wines and cider with Chris on August 7 from 12 noon to 5pm and sample the apple-based products from Liberty Fields with Vicky on August 11 from 12 noon to 5pm.

Food is also on the menu with Jess from Olives et Al bringing along a range of snacks on August 1 from 12 noon to 5pm and Richard from the Dorset Spice Shed will show you how to spice up barbecues and picnics on August 10 from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Chloe Savidge of Ammonite said: “We wanted to celebrate the unrivalled level of award-winning food and drink the south west is notorious for.

“Many of our local artisan products have fascinating back stories and interesting locally sourced ingredients.

“We take great pride in being well acquainted with this kind of detail and product knowledge, however, meeting the people behind these products is a great opportunity to delve a little deeper.”

For more information, search for Ammonite Fine Foods on Facebook.