Date/Time Event
24/02/2018 - 04/03/2018
All Day
Rye Bay Scallop Week

Saturday February 24-Sunday March 4

Various venues in Rye and district

It’s shucking time again. More than 30 restaurants in Rye are putting together scallop dishes in preparation for this year’s Rye Bay Scallop Week, an opportunity to indulge in seafood delights. The most popular ingredient this year is chorizo, with garlic, coriander, lemon and chilli also being paired with scallops. Among the events during the week are tasting events, cookery schools and demonstrations, plus live music. Picture: scallops at the Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh.

Read our feature on Rye Bay Scallop Week.


10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Big Cheese Festival

Hove Lawns, Kingsway, Hove

Saturday March 3, 10am-6pm

Tickets £19.25

In the food court, some of the finest international cheesemakers and mongers showcase their cheeses, ranging from halloumi fries, mozzarella sticks, raclette, fondue and artisan cheeses, plus wine and port pairings, homemade chutney combinations and a range of utensils for sale. There are also bars serving craft beers, liquor and wine, comedy, local bands and cheesy DJs performing a selection of jazz, funk and R’n’Brie.

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2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wine Room Experience

Jilly Goolden’s Wine Room, Ashdown Forest

Saturday March 3, 2.30pm-7pm

£125pp  including wines, tea and cakes, champagne and canapés

Wine critic Jilly Goolden, who presented TV’s Food & Drink show for nearly two decades, runs a wine school with a difference. This is a very personal wine tasting with Jilly, who demystifies the whats, whys and hows of wines of the world and guides guests towards some wines to try at home.

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