Bringing experience amazing this summer, Lexus Hedge End are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Lymington Seafood Festival.

The market town of Lymington comes alive for their annual seafood festival from Friday 15 th – Sunday 17th July and this year sees a range of new initiatives that see the festival become more environmentally friendly. This focus will be further supported with the announcement that Lexus Hedge End, as headline sponsor, will be showcasing their range of self-charging and hybrid plug-in motor vehicle technology across the long weekend.

In a big step to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint it will be powered by bio-diesel, a more environmentally friendly fuel. Organisers have also worked to secure as many retailers from local regions to help reduce miles travelled. An additional on-site waste management team will also help sort as much waste for recycling as possible.

Single use plastics will be phased out across the site and festival attendees will be encouraged to buy reusable drinks cups for £1 with almost fifty percent going to support this year’s charity the Air Ambulance.

Commenting on this year’s push to become more sustainable, Event Organiser Richard Nowell said:

“The sponsorship from Lexus Hedge End has come at the perfect time and mirrors our desire to reduce waste and our carbon footprint wherever possible. Their investment has enabled us to invest in a number of initiatives and as one of the region’s leading motor dealers, through the latest Lexus technology it’s great to both be promoting a greener way to live. We’re delighted to have a brand of this stature part of the Lymington Seafood Festival.”

“Through the fuel powering the site to having a waste management team helping to recycle, our aim is to use this year to see what can be achieved with more ambitious targets set for future festivals.”

In reply, Paul Wilde, Lexus Hedge End Marketing Manager said:

“We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Lymington Seafood Festival. This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with a well-established event which encompasses the values and beliefs we share with our Lexus brand. Customers will be able to experience amazing with models such as the Lexus NX self-charging & Plug-in Hybrid as well as the All-electric UX 300E. We very much look forward to being a part of the Festival.” Concluded Wilde.

Having managed to go ahead over the past two covid affected years, this year see’s the Festival’s biggest line up of food and music since launching six years ago. Held at Bath Road Park, with views across the Solent estuary, the three-day fishy celebration has a growing reputation as one of the south coast’s best boutique food festivals.

With around fifty different seafood dishes on the menu and cuisines from around the world, the weekend also showcases some of the region’s 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, 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 from former naval officers at the Portsmouth Distillery.

Organisers have also teamed up with New Forest local Will Bradshaw landlord at the Monkey Brewhouse in Lymington to produce a special festival ale. An award-wining brewer by trade, the brewing process will see an ale that pairs beautifully with seafood as well as a light ‘session’ beer perfect for that relaxed festival vibe.

“We’re really excited to bring the widest selection of seafood to Lymington this July. We have also worked even harder to welcome as many artisan producers possible from the New Forest and surrounding areas. It’s also the same with our craft drinks retailers, so what better way than to team up with Will Bradshaw, Lymington’s only brewhouse who will produce a special festival ale.” Added Organiser Richard Nowell.

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.

Highlights include Andrew Bourn, who reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and was immediately signed by pop mogul Simon Cowell, which saw Andrew embark or a world tour, a top ten selling album and performing at Proms in the Park.

Saturday night sees UK Queen tribute band who are certain to get the park up and dancing. Also entertaining the crowds will be street performers Dan the Hat with his comedy stuntman show and Matt Barnard who’s performed at Glastonbury.

Vegan’s and vegetarians are also well catered for with a range of stands adapting dishes including the Tinkers Granddaughter who has a growing reputation for plant-based delights.

July 15th - 17th, Bath Road Park, Lymington

Tickets are on sale and priced at £5 for adults, with kids under 16 years old able to go for free.

Visit the Festival Website Here

Published 16/06/22