The Plymouth Seafood Festival 2019

The Plymouth Seafood Festival 2019

Seafood and shellfish lovers are in for a treat! On the 14th and 15th September 2019, the Plymouth Seafood Festival returns to the Plymouth Barbican and Plymouth Sutton Harbour. The festival is a vibrant celebration of the incredible fresh fish and shellfish.

The Plymouth Seafood Festival is organised by the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership and supported by local businesses. The festival showcases the quality of fresh fish available in Plymouth as well as other fantastic other locally made food and drinks. Plymouth is home to the second-largest fish market in the UK and was the first city to be awarded Fish2Fork – Blue Fish Status, for its commitment to sourcing sustainable fish.  So, there is a lot to celebrate.

The festival is a vibrant celebration of the incredible sustainability caught fresh fish and seafood on offer in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, along with live cook-offs in the cookery theatre, entertainment, live music, children’s activities and meet fantastic food traders. There is something for everyone to enjoy during the weekend. 

Cookery theatre

Pick up some top tips from the talented regional chefs, watch them create some spectacular dishes in the cookery theatre. They will be taking to the stage between 10am and 4pm each day of the festival, cooking up delicious seafood dishes to inspire and influence your home cooking. There are also opportunities to watch the demonstrations from picking and dressing crab and filleting fish techniques to the traditional craftsmanship with Lobster ‘Withy’ pot making, using willow.

Take home freshly caught fish

Plymouth Boat Cruises will once again be hosting the fresh fish auction on Sunday afternoon. Watch the boat come in, with the ‘catch of the day’ and see what takes your fancy! Snap up some fresh and sustainably caught seafood, to take home, with all proceeds going to the Fishermen’s Mission charity. There is also an opportunity to purchase the fish from the Plymouth Trawler Agents marquee.

Plymouth Seafood Festival cookery theatre cookery masterclass live demonstrations

Sustainability and single-use plastics

Plymouth Seafood Festival is phasing out the use of single-use plastics within the event. You can support this by bringing your own refillable cups, reusable cool bags and containers. Water fill stations can also be found around the area.

Meet local food and drink traders

Stalls will line Quay Square and The Parade, selling delicious fresh dishes to enjoy on the day, as well as some special treats to take away. You will find everything from street food and shellfish to cheeses, local gins and refreshing ciders. Discover the vast variety of different species of fish from our local waters.

Family-friendly and children’s activities

There is plenty for children to get involved in too.  From competitions and craft activities to workshops with CATERed, who will be hosting their hugely popular Kids Kitchen.  Children can get hands-on with making some tasty dishes, all for free.

Get a flavour of the day

See what happened in 2018 here:

Stay at Future Inn Plymouth

Sutton Harbour is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth. Alternatively, it would take around 29 minutes on public transport, or 25-minutes by bike. Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel, we allow you to keep your bikes in the bedrooms on mats and for groups can even offer storage.  There is also a guest laundry room if you wanted to freshen up your cycle wear. 

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or

Pre or Post Event Dining

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fuelling up before or after the event. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. There is even a dedicated Harbourside section on the menu, which uses locally caught fish to make the dishes.  A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails, all of which are £7.

Under 5's eat for free with a paying adult, and the offer is extended to under 12's during the school holidays. Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or Alternatively, you can book online:

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