Anchorage Mews

18 The Lane

West Mersea


England, UK



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Mersea Island Food, Drink and Leisure Festival
Mersea Island Food, Drink and Leisure Festival

The Mersea Island Festival is a celebration of the food and drink for which the area is rightly proud and has often become famous for producing


Food & Drink
Itís time to delight your taste buds!

Held at the Mersea Island Vineyard and Brewery the festival gives wine lovers and real ale fans a treat. They can enjoy loads of samples and find out how to match foods with different wines and beers for maximum flavour from both plate and glass.

Visitors will be encouraged to take their time wandering from stand to stand, chatting to the producers and sampling their wares, everything from smoked foods and fresh fish and meat to ice-cream, cakes and preserves.

The tasty sights and smells are bound to make visitors hungry. So, not only can you buy food to take home, you can also feast on delights on the day such as a hog roast and freshly cooked crepes or light refreshments from the traditional tea tent.


Arts & Crafts
Mersea has a distinct island character with something to interest any visitor.

At the Festival youíll meet local artists, photographers and crafts people whose work reflects the beauty of Mersea; the verdant countryside and the light on the water, the hazy dawn and the glorious sunsets. Why not buy or commission a work of art to remind you of your visit. Feel free to speak with the artists and share their inspiration and instruction!

Any work of art would be a welcome addition to your home or garden but there are also hand crafted homewares to make life ordered as well as beautiful!


Past & Present
The islandís natural beauty has always attracted artists and photographers.

The Mersea Island Museum Trust will be show a fascinating selection of photographs of Mersea in times gone by, many of which are from the renowned Brian Jay collection, with Chrissie Gamble, an award winning Mersea photographer, bringing us bang up to date with her portfolio of island images.


The Mersea Island Food, Drink and Leisure Festival wouldnít be the same without a wealth of entertainment to keep you occupied in between visiting the many exhibitors. There is always a full programme of music, song and dance. There is something for everyone as musicians and dancers from Mersea and the local area perform for your enjoyment.


For more information about Mersea Island Festival visit their website



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