A festival promoting some of the best chefs and food the south west has to offer drew the crowds to the coast when it returned at the weekend.

Food Rocks brought top chefs, delicious food and local producers to Lyme Regis for two days of demonstrations, tastings and entertainment.

Local chef Mark Hix started the festival with the aim of promoting the produce of his hometown of Lyme Regis and the surrounding areas by presenting some of the best food, producers and suppliers that Dorset and the south west has to offer.

He was joined on the main stage by a range of chefs, including James Golding of The Pig Hotels, Mitch Tonks of Rockfish and The Seahorse, Gill Meller - chef and award-winning author and food writer - and Steven Lamb of River Cottage. Some of the dishes were given to audience members for a £5 donation to the festival’s chosen charities, The Fishermen’s Mission and RNLI.

Visitors to the festival had a wide choice of food available to try, including boa buns from the Red Panda in Lyme Regis, tempura sea vegetables from Billy Winters in Weymouth and Lobster from Sally’s Fish Camp.

Entertainment was given throughout the weekend by Mr Baker’s Dozen Morris dancers and B Sharp.