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Dorset is home to some of the best local produce the UK has to offer, with everything from seafood to dairy to cakes to fruit and veg, you’ll find it all here!
Food lovers need to look no further than Dorset located in the south-west of England along the gorgeous coast and bordering Hampshire, Somerset and Devon, this region is famous for the high quality and incredible taste of its local produce. Don’t just take our word for it though, take a look through our directory of local producers and see for yourself. You can either treat yourself to some incredible tasting food and drink directly from the producers themselves or make a note and visit one of the many restaurants, cafes or inns in the county. We are a region of people who care about where our food comes from, so you can be sure that from field to plate, we can source it every step of the way. You’ll find that eateries all over the region create dishes with ingredients from their own gardens or vineyards, so you know that it is the freshest food possible.


What makes Dorset food so delicious?

Dorset’s mild climate and great location with both rural and coastal areas is the winning combination for the UK’s most fabulous food and drink.  Dorset has a whole host of award-winning eateries, from restaurants, cafés, tea rooms, pop-ups, street food vendors and of course, traditional country pubs all offering seasonal and delicious menus. Whatever it is you fancy, you’ll find it being served all across the region, so whether you’re in the mood for a traditional Sunday Roast with locally grown vegetables, meat reared in the area and a pudding created from Dorset’s fruit and dairy products or whether you want cuisine from overseas, you’ll find it here and can rest assured that every bit of it is created from top quality ingredients. It is the quality of the local produce that draws some of the best-respected chefs in the country to the region, so why not stop off at one of their restaurants or pubs and see what magic they can conjure? Want to find out more about the producers? You can listen to them talk about their lives here. 

It isn’t just at restaurants or online that you can taste Dorset’s best food.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for one of the many farmers’ markets that can be found regularly around the area, you won’t believe the number of delicious food and drink that can be brought at the stalls, the majority of it is not only organic but produced within a few miles of where the market is being hosted! There are several food-themed events being hosted around the county all year round celebrating all of the best food of that season. These are a great opportunity to sample a little of everything as many stalls have everything from fudge to cheese available for tasting.

Don’t forget the libations, it isn’t all about the food here.

While you’re in Dorset you can’t not taste some famous west country cider! Dorset has a number of award-winning ales, wines and spirits being produced right here in vineyards, orchards and distilleries located all over the county. What could be better than washing down a gorgeous locally produced dinner than with one of the regional wines or ales? You can even find out more about how these drinks are made by joining one of the tours which are run as attractions. Make sure to click here to find out what you can do when you’re in Dorset to keep you entertained between courses and here for places to stay.


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