CLOVELLY’S annual lobster and crab feast was one of the most successful in the event’s sixth year history, according to organisers.
Thousands of people filled the North Devon village’s streets and harbour yesterday for the shellfish celebration.
The event started six years ago and raises money for the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow.
Sue Haworth, from Clovelly Estates which runs the event, said it was one of the best she could remember. She said: “It was a brilliant day, it was just the right sort of day for Clovelly.
“The weather was perfect as it was not too hot, but it didn’t rain either.
“It meant people didn’t want to go to the beach, which was a problem when it was so hot for the maritime festival.
“The village was full of people, I think there were about 2,000 people there.
“The lobster hatchery released 1,000 lobsters into the bay as well so that was great.
“Everyone seemed to have a great time and really enjoyed chef Sanjay Kuma’s demonstrations and tastings.
“A lot of families also took part in the craft activities, which was nice to see.”