Looe Festival of Food & Drink

Looe Food Festival StampLooe Festival of Food & Drink is on this weekend – 29th – 30th June 2013.

Doors open at 9.30am each day and entry is free.

There’s plenty of easy parking and Looe town centre and beach is only a short stroll away.

A much larger pavilion than last year will be put up in the same place in the Looe Millpool car park and will be packed with approx 40 growers, producers and suppliers from all over Cornwall plus a few from Devon.

As Looe is a seaside town and famed for its fresh fish and seafood, they will feature prominently this year, but never fear if you prefer vegetarian or other types of food… Looe Festival of Food & Drink 2013 will be packed with all manner of delicious products and drinks to suit all tastes.

Looe Festival of Food & DrinkLooe Festival of Food & Drink stalls

  • Fresh fish and seafood paella
  • Tasty pots of Looe Bay caught crab and lobster
  • Delicious cupcakes for any occasion.
  • Great beers, ciders and juices from Cornish brewers.
  • Wholesome fish and game pies.
  • Delicious Cornish ice creams.
  • Exotic meats such as alpaca, saddleback pig, venison, wild boar and Cornish duck.
  • Fresh artisan breads, cakes and pastries.
  • Mediterranean style deli nibbles.
  • Cornish blended and roasted coffees.
  • Amazing Atlantic Ocean Cornish Sea Salt.
  • Superb cheeses including cheddar, Cornish Blue, goats cheese and even Cornish gouda.
  • Cornish smoked meats and fish.
  • Scrumptious home made pudding, desserts and meringues.
  • Traditional handmade fudge from Polperro.
  • Homemade cakes and chocolate brownies.
  • Farm fresh fruit and organic produce.
  • Sweet Cornish jams and preserves.
  • Traditional and ever popular Cornish cream teas.

Looe Festival of Food & Drink cookery demonstrations

Looe Food Festival LogoForty minute chef demonstrations in the custom built ‘Chefs Kitchen’, will take place throughout the festival with chefs (some from local restaurants) using local produce and, where possible, producer’s ingredients available at the show.

Food Festival cookery demos – Saturday 29th June

11.00 Nick Barclay from The Blue Plate, Downderry
12.30 Paul Ripley, former 1 Michelin star holder
14.00 Joe Sardari, 2 AA Rosette Barclay House
15.30 Dominic Sadler of The Old Sail Loft with Julian Clemens of Simply Fish

Food Festival cookery demos – Sunday 30th June

11.00 Jacques Marchal, former 1 Michelin star holder
12.30 Jono Hancock and Jack Darlington of Trawlers On The Quay
14.00 Ben Palmer
15.30 Nick Barclay and Paul Ripley

Nick Barclay

The demonstrations are always very popular with the public and we do our best to promote what’s local. All the dishes we do contain ingredients from the exhibitors, so making it easy for those watching to buy and try it for themselves.

Nick Barclay from TASTE South East Cornwall.

Even more outside the food festival pavilion!

Last year was good but this year is going to be even better with a huge selection of delicious hot, ready-to-eat street food on sale throughout both festival days.

This year there will be delicious vegetarian dishes from Wild Futures, tasty Thai food from Ocean and Earth Restaurant in Looe and a traditional hog roast from the Cornish Pork Pantry.

Looe Festival of Food & Drink Sponsors

Minds Eye Design Logo

I’m adding the sponsors in because both iLoveLooe.co.uk and Mind’s Eye Design Ltd are both sponsoring the Looe Festival of Food & Drink this year.

I am responsible for the new Looe Food Festival website and iLoveLooe is sponsoring the festival on the Looe App.

The other sponsors include:

  • Skinners Brewery
  • Toad Hall Cottages
  • Roddas Creamery
  • Castles Kitchens
  • Chadds Foodsmiths
  • Hatch Marquee Hire
  • TASTE South East Cornwall

Full details are available on the new website at www.looefoodfestival.com

Facilities and festival details

Parking
Ample parking is available in the Millpool car park where the festival is situated. It’s a beatiful spot, right next to the woods and Looe River.

Access
Easy access, including disabled access, with excellent public transport links are readily available

Toilets
Excellent public toilets are available a couple of minutes walk from the festival pavilion.

Children
There is a children’s playground a couple of minutes walk from the pavilion and of course, there is Looe beach and all the facilities in Looe a short walk away.

Places to stay
Looe has plenty of accommodation providers from camp sites to posh hotels. See the links below for more details.

Opening times
Date: Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June
Time: Saturday 9.30 to 6pm Sunday 9.30 to 5pm
Venue: The Millpool car park, West Looe, Cornwall PL13 2AF

Places to stay, eat, drink and shop in Looe

With everything from camping to luxury hotels, Looe has a huge variety of places to stay and caters for every budget.

Check out the following links for accommodation during the food and drink festival.

Hotels · B&Bs · Self Catering · Camping · Shops · Restaurants · Cafés · Pubs

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About iLoveLooe

Cornwall was always one of our dream places to live, so we upped sticks in 2007 and moved to Looe. I now run iLoveLooe.co.uk and various social media locations for Looe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Say 'Hi' sometime.