Article date: 22 Oct 2013
Pub manager and mermaid Kim Newstead is pictured (centre) celebrating the Dorset Seafood Festival, at her pub in Weymouth.
Left to right are bar associate Chantelle Hennessey, shift manager Hanna Roper and bar associate Emily Dickinson, during the event, when the team at The Swan dressed as mermaids and mermen to mark the annual festival.
Held at Weymouth’s harbour, the event, in its sixth year, is the UK’s largest seafood street food festival, with celebrity chefs and 200 stalls, attracting locals and visitors alike to the Dorset town.
The Swan held a local beer festival to coincide with the weekend-long event, showcasing 15 ales, three each from five Dorset breweries: Sunny Republic, Piddle, Dorset Brewing Co, Lyme Regis Brewery and Ringwood (Hampshire).
Kim said: “The seafood festival is a fantastic event – and our beer selection was a great opportunity for people visiting to taste some Dorset ales, alongside the seafood on offer.”