Where: Clovelly Harbour, Clovelly village, Devon
£: Admission costs £7.25 for adults, £4.40 for children (ages 7 – 16), and £18.40 (2 adults, 2 children) for a family ticket. Children under 7 years of age go free
What is it?
Every year, the north Devon village of Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs, sustainably caught by its fishermen, with a day of family friendly fun and entertainment.
At this year’s Lobster and Crab Feast, visitors will be able to choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay, or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant to enjoy a delicious lobster dish.
There’ll be live music all day, including sea shanties by the Old Gaffers, Ben Trevor on guitar, and solo artist Lucy Anna from Cornwall.
Chef cookery demonstrations with tastings will be provided by Chef Sanjay Kumar from the award-winning School of Cornish Sardines and by Felicity Sylvester of Brilliantfish, which promotes greater use of locally caught, sustainable fish. Felicity will also perform lobster hypnotism and the Clovelly Lobster quadrille, inviting children to take part too.
There will be a prize draw for a magnum of champagne, local food and craft stalls, including plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, and beer tasting. Children will be kept entertained by street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling and event-themed games and craft activities provided by The National Trust, with ‘under the sea creations’.
The event is held in aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will exhibit baby lobsters before releasing them into the sea at the beginning and end of the day. They are best known for their lobster stock enhancement programme, from eggs through the most vulnerable stage of their life cycle, before being released back into the sea. 53,000 juveniles are released back into the wild in one year and they plan to increase the numbers over the next few years. Visitors will even be able to adopt a Lobster for just £3.