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Welcome to Watchet Summertime.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone that made Watchet Summertime 2022 such a success. A huge thank you also goes out to everyone that came along because without you there would be no point in putting it all on in the first place!

Our dates for 2023 have now been released and we will update the website nearer the time with the full programme of events.

We hope to see you for Summertime 2023! 

The Watchet Summertime team x

Dates for 2023...

Monday 14th August - Saturday 19th August

The following is a letter was received by the Summertime team after Summertime 2022 and we thought we would share it with you. It gives you an idea of some of the things to do during Watchet Summertime and it’s what Watchet Summertime is all about… 


To the Watchet Summertime Committee Members.
Dear All,
I am writing to thank you for all the efforts you must have put in to produce the amazing
Summertime week.
My grandsons, aged 6 and 10, were staying with me and enjoyed the events everyday: The
craft marquees on the Monday were superb. So many diverse crafts offered from people so
generous with their time, resources and expertise. One made a beautiful dreamcatcher,
while the other painted a rock hedgehog; both items have pride of place in their bedrooms.
They took part in the Lego competitions both days, found the ‘rats’ in the Boat Museum and
played table football on the Esplanade. And still could have done more…
One of the boys stayed on by himself for the rest of the week and had the time of his life. He
spent his pocket money in the Market. He was allowed to stay up late for the Outdoor
Cinema and enjoy being part of such a lively, friendly atmosphere.
Friday was the highlight for him: While I was working elsewhere on the Esplanade, he was
able to watch the performances of the excellent Nutty Noah (Glad he kept the ‘Pants on the
Head’ song in.) and the captivating Pirate storyteller. For the first time in his life, in the safe
space of the Esplanade, a little boy was given the freedom and confidence to be an
audience member and participant and to buy his own ice cream, without an adult
shepherding his every move. He had a very special afternoon. (I was keeping an eye on him
from afar!)
We bought our lanterns and spent an afternoon thoughtfully decorating them and reflecting
on those we miss in the family before the thrill of walking in the dark dressed like early
Christmas trees.
And all of this is totally free, astounding in this day and age as well as a relief to parents and
grandparents in the current climate. As a family we are grateful for everything provided and
did try to buy a lot of raffle tickets in support.
The highlight, of course, was the spectacular firework display. How does this little town do it?
The answer is simple: because of kind, committed people like you. Thank you.
Yours faithfully

Watchet Summertime programme of events...

Please check back nearer to the event dates for the full programme of events and any additional useful information.

Monday 14th August

To be arranged. 


Tuesday 15th August

To be arranged. 

Wednesday 16th August

To be arranged. 

Thursday 17th August

To be arranged. 

Friday 18th August

To be arranged. 

Saturday 19th August

To be arranged. 

Additional event information.

Don's Showtime

Check back nearer the time for a full lineup.

Lego Competition

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Book a slot at Summertime HQ (look for the stall with the Watchet Summertime banner) for your place in the Lego competition.

Build your creation within the time slot ready for judging at the end of each day. You could win yourself a prize! 

The competition takes place on the Esplanade and past events have shown it to be very popular so don’t delay in booking your slot if you would like to take part.  


Sponsored by Watchet Harbour Book Shop.

Night Of Light

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A spectacle of light for all to enjoy. Come and see the Esplanade as it is covered in lights for all to enjoy. 

Dress yourself in lights and/or bring your own decorated lantern, be part of our Night Of Light.  Please note, battery lights only, no naked flames.

Bring your own decorated lantern to add to our area of reflection. We will have paper lanterns with a bright led light to purchase from the Summertime HQ stall during Summertime week. Take them away and decorate them and then bring them along on the night to be added to our area of reflection.

Pease, as mentioned above, battery operated lights only. No naked flames.  

Street Fair stalls and other markets

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We have various stalls from our hugely popular Watchet Street Fair that usually come to join us all week. We have a wide selection of stalls with plenty of local and artisanal  goods.

Where to eat in Watchet Somerset...

The West Somerset Inn

Monday – Saturday noon – 6.45pm, Sunday 1pm – 4.45pm

The Bell Inn (01984 631279)

Varied times, check the website for details

The Star Inn (01984 631367)

The London Inn (01984 631880) 

Spice Merchant (01984634500)

5pm – 10pm every day.

Mariners Chippie

12 noon – 8pm Monday – Sunday 

East Quay Kitchen 

9am – 6pm daily

5pm – 8pm Thursday Friday and Saturday for drinks, bar snacks and sharing platters. 

Pizza Time

4pm – 10.30pm daily (closed Tuesday)

The Marina Cafe

8am – 5pm daily

The Cat’s Whisker

5.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday – Saturday

Chives Cafe 

8.30am – 4pm daily

Hellikers Tea Rooms

9am – 4pm daily (not Thursday 

or Sunday)

Sams Deli

9am – 3pm Tuesday – Saturday

The  Corner House Tea Rooms and Serendipity 

China painting Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 3pm


Bank machine available at the Co-op


Please note that these opening times are only a guide and should not be depended upon.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Watchet Summertime is extremely grateful for the support it has received from many of the local businesses including the following.

Thank you for for helping us make it happen!

Watchet Marina Café
Chives Café
Little Lighthouse
Albert’s Ardware
New Horizons
Cotton Street
Lynda Cotton Gallery
Sensational Sizzlers
Clara Mann Hair Design

Beedell Coram Collectables
Richard Little
Adorium Antiques
Maurice Whiteley Accountants
West Somerset Hotel
Baldie’s Barbers
The Bell Inn
Pebbles Tavern
The Star Inn
Alex Reynard

The London Inn
Perfectly Lovely Interiors
The Hair & Beauty Lounge
Serendipity Café
Mariners Chippie
Watchet Glass and Glazing
Chamberlain & Son, Watchet MOT Centre

Corner Collection


We would also like to thank Watchet Town Council and Watchet Coastal Communities Team.

The ‘thank yous’ wouldn’t be complete without a thank you to Terry Walker for his photographs. 

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