England’s Seafood Feast – how to visit by train

If you love seafood, it’s time to get planning. Down here on Devon’s lovely English Riviera we’ll be closing down summer by celebrating our fantastic seafood culture and delicious menus with the England Seafood Feast.

And we’re not just talking fish and chips.

The feast runs from September 29th to 15th October 2023 down here in beautiful Torbay and there’s a whole program of events and tasty food opportunities planned.

You really don’t want to miss it.

The England Seafood Feast isn’t like a conventional festival. It has venues all over Torbay. As well as enjoying some top-notch dining experiences, you’ll be able to find out more about fascinating Brixham Fish Market, tour a winery whilst sampling local oysters, catch your own supper then let chefs cook it or enjoy a dip and dine experience at our favourite local beach restaurant.

And that’s not all.

With fun and food for all the family, this is an opportunity not to miss. And you don’t need a car to get there. Torbay has two great train stations and some really convenient bus routes. It’s also at the end of the beautiful Riviera Line. With the £2 bus fares now extended to the end of October, you’ll be on to a winner if you leave the car behind.

And enjoy England’s Seafood Feast by public transport.

Here are a few public transport tips for you if you want to take part in this fabulous seafood festival.

Take part

  • Venue: Cantina Goodrington
  • Event: Sea Swim and Seafood
  • Cost: £15 (to include a bowl of local chowder)
  • Public transport: Train to Paignton station, then a short but beautiful walk past Paignton Harbour and over the headland to Goodrington Beach.

Entertain the family

  • Venue: Goodrington Beach and Cantina Goodrington
  • Event: Seafest – mermaids, music and much more…
  • Cost: Various options – including free
  • Public transport: Train to Paignton station, then a. short walk past Paignton Harbour and over the headland to Goodrington Beach.

Indulge yourself

Photo by Guy Harrop. Pic of Seafood festival brixham, English Riviera guyharrop.com
  • Venue: The Elephant restaurant (Michelin starred)
  • Event: Meet the Maker
  • Cost: £70 (with a fabulous tasting menu)
  • Public transport: Train to Torquay station then a walk along the seafront to Torquay Harbour.

I’m hoping to attend as many of the England Sea Feast events as I can. Especially the ones that involve tasty morsels!

See you there!

If you like the sound of this train adventure, click ‘Adventures by Train’ above to find out where else my sustainable travels have taken me. You can also learn how to plan your own adventure by train.

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