Lymington comes alive for their annual seafood festival and this year sees their biggest lip-smacking line up of food and music. Held at Bath Road Park, with views across the Solent estuary, the three-day fishy celebration is a must for foodies to savour.

With over eighty different seafood dishes on the menu and cuisines from around the world, the weekend also showcases some of the regions best artisan producers.

Festival go’ers will be able to feast on scallops, lobster, tempura prawn boa buns, langoustines, soft shell crab and mussels. Or, could you be tempted by seabass, seared tuna, swordfish, cockle popcorn and Nordic flamlach smoked fish. With tastebuds transported to Mexico, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Asia and the Caribbean.

If all of that delicious food leaves a thirst to quench there’s award-winning English sparkling wine from Hampshire’s Hattingley Valley, craft gin from Pothecary and the ever popular rum shack.

This year also sees the festival take big steps to being as environmentally friendly as possible with bio-diesel powering the event. There will be reusable cups, purchased for a princely pound with around half being donated to this year’s charity the Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance. And, on site recycling teams will be working minimise waste.

Organisers have also teamed up with New Forest local Will Bradshaw landlord at the Monkey Brewhouse. Award-wining brewer by trade, Will is planning a special festival ale that pairs beautifully with seafood.

Of course, a festival wouldn’t be complete without some great live music. With over twenty bands and artists set to take the stage for some foot tapping blues, soul, rag-time, rock and pop.

You’d best get a move on, Saturday evening is a sell out.

Tickets are on sale and priced at £5 for adults. Kids under 16 years old go free. July 15th – 17th, Bath Road Park, Lymington