Month: May 2018

5 Things to do in Watchet this Half Term


We are loving all this glorious weather we are having and we’re getting excited for the next half term holiday at the end of May. There’s plenty of things to keep you entertained in the sun. Here’s our top 5…


Wheelbarrow Race, 27th May,  2pm the Esplanade
Watchet’s annual and totally wacky Wheelbarrow Race will take place with Pit action happening at around midday with the race kicking off at 2pm on the Esplanade. Watch as teams of fancy dressed racers in customised wheelbarrows aim to be the first to complete the pub circuit!


Fossil Walk, Sunday 3rd June, 2pm starting at the Visitor Centre
Scratch far below the surface of Watchet and come and enjoy our fossil walks hosted by local geologists Andy King and Dave Evans. Travel back nearly 200 million years and discover the fossils of animals that lived in the shallow, warm seas that covered Watchet during the Jurassic Period, the time when dinosaurs walked on the nearby hills. See wonderful fossils, including spectacular ammonites, oysters and clams.
Each fossil walk lasts about 2 hours. £4 per person. Booking essential! Contact the Visitor Centre – 01984 632101.


Sunday Street Fair, Sunday 3rd June, 10am – 4pm, the Esplanade
Loads of stalls and activities for all the family including live music, stalls, fun activities and local produce. All taking place on the beautiful Esplanade in Watchet.


Rope Making, Saturdays, 10.30am – 2pm, Boat Museum
Join us in the Boat Museum where Chris will teach you how to make your very own piece of rope! Great fun and you get to keep your rope as a lovely souvenir! Admission and rope making is free of charge. Donations welcome.


Picnic at Splash Point, anytime!
Pick up some sandwiches from any of our wonderful cafes and deli, or some fish and chips from the Harbour Fish Bar and take a beautiful short stroll up to Splash Point which boasts breath taking views across the Marina. Stunning!

“What I love about Watchet” – Sam, Sam’s Deli

Where do I start when I think about the special town of Watchet, a place where I both live and operate my own small business – Sam’s Deli.


Watchet is still one of those places where you walk along the street and you are greeted with countless “hellos, good mornings & good afternoons”, a place where you are never a stranger.

We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and the ever-changing Bristol Channel.


Although a fairly small town, Watchet is full of events and attractions, whether you love to walk along the coastal paths or the Mineral Line to Washford or prefer a more leisurely visit enjoying the many eating establishments and award-winning pubs.


I have yet to find another town where so many wonderful events  take place, all thanks to the town’s small army of volunteers: we have the hilarious wheelbarrow race, eclectic street markets, a great carnival, a week’s worth of festivities hosted by ‘Watchet Summertime’  and of course the amazing Watchet Music Festival which always sells out and attracts visitors from far and wide.


Music and Art are especially well represented in Watchet with a number of galleries including the Award winning ‘Contains Art’ installation.

Live music is played in a number of venues nearly every week, with my particular favourite being Pebbles Tavern which in addition to winning CAMRA Cider Pub of The Year for five years running, hosts regular top class performers from all over the world.


Watchet for me, to borrow a phrase is “The Little Town That Could”


– Sam, Sam’s Deli


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