Lymington is gearing up for their annual three-day boutique festival taking place at Bath Road Park on Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July.

The festival welcomes Chris Bavin, the award-winning writer and food broadcaster to host the Chefs Stage alongside drinks expert Helena Nicklin.

Lymington Seafood Festival - Cookery Chris Bavin

New for this year is the launch of a festival Cookery School. Hosting eleven classes across the weekend that includes sushi, zingy fish tacos, hoisin bream wraps and a cheeky chocolate pudding with secret hidden veg for children.

Adults who fancy testing their Masterchef skills can enjoy Spanish style tapas canapes, Lymington crab with fresh linguine or authentic Paella. All adult classes finish with a drinks masterclass with Helena Nicklin showcasing some of with local producers Hattingley Valley and Lymington Gin.

Classes cost £25 for children and £45 for adults. Everyone will receive a Festival chefs apron, children will get a finger guard from Flint & Flame and a certificate to adorn the kitchen fridge.

Lymington Seafood Festival - Cookery School for Kids

Set in a rustic country kitchen style, the Chefs Stage, sponsored by Balmer Lawn Hotel sees a line-up is packed with some of the most talented local chefs. Including Luke Holder, Lime Wood Hotel, Daniel Rogan, Chef Patron at AO by Daniel Rogan and son of 3 Michelin Star Simon Rogan. Matt Tomkinson from Stanwell House and twice a recipient of a Michelin Star plus The Pig Hotel, Balmer Lawn Hotel and Careys Manor. Basically, every brilliant chef in the New Forest is there!

Lymington Seafood Festival - Cooking

The festival also welcomes some new exciting street food stalls heading to Lymington in July with Wosabi bringing a taste of Japan and going ‘loco’ is Cintias with their Brazilian cuisine. Foodies can graze around 75 stands that includes Bao buns, crepes, surf n turf, teriyaki prawns, Nordic flammlach salmon, dressed crab, lobsters, oysters, scallops, monkfish and cod cheek tacos to name just a few.

Lymington Seafood Festival - Food

Delivering festival vibes the music stage will still be packed with 14 bands and artists over the three days with a blend of blues, folk, soul, pop with Friday night see’s a Fleetwood Mac tribute headline. Taking the stage on Saturday is the 9-piece Fat Cat Soul with the acclaimed Decatonics closing the weekend’s festivities with Ska and reggae.

Lymington Seafood Festival - Live Music

Tickets are £10 Adults, £3 Kids 6-16yrs with very little ones going free. For more information visit