A NEW food and drink festival took place in Lyme Regis for the first time last weekend.

Eat: Lyme Regis took place at the performance area on the Lyme Regis seafront and along Gun Cliff Walk, under the Marine Theatre.

It was the first major event to be staged in the town this year and saw around 60 producers from across the region offering up food and drinks.

Organiser of the event, Bev Milner Simonds, said: “We had a wonderful windy welcome to Lyme Regis! Our trader feedback was very positive about the enthusiastic customers and the locals we spoke with on the day were equally pleased to find the event was well spaced out and the quality of the producers so high.

"We will be conducting some more formal feedback, but hope we will be invited back to host another event in Lyme Regis.”