Congratulations to this year’s Great Taste Awards winners!

The Great Taste Awards are one of the world’s largest food and drink awards and with over 12,700 products being judged this year is also one of the world’s most trusted when it comes to accolades. Products entered receive 1, 2 or 3 star accolades all of which are highly respected seals of approval. This […]

Finalists announced for Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

Sponsored by Dorset Food and Drink, the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards, hosted by Dorset Magazine, are entering their second round of judging with the winners to be announced in the December issue. Because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, to ensure the safety of everyone involved, this year’s event will be run […]

Poole Hill Brewery celebrate amazing summer

It’s been a really exciting summer for the team at Poole Hill Brewery. They continued brewing all through lockdown and delivering directly to customers while their premises were closed, with off-licenses particularly being very busy early on in the summer. The reopening of bars has meant a lot of hard work for many in the […]

VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence names Dorset pub as Pub of the Year

While many of this year’s events have been cancelled or postponed, the 2020 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence went ahead as planned in an online ceremony on 17th August. Winners were selected from hundreds of tourism businesses across England including accommodation providers, restaurants, attractions, pubs and conference venues. The shortlisted businesses then tuned into the event […]

Three Horseshoes named as finalists of Visit England’s Awards for Excellence 2020

The Three Horseshoes in Dorset is one of only three Dorset based businesses to be named as finalists in the upcoming Awards for Excellence hosted by Visit England. In a press release about the awards, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive, Sally Balcombe, said: “These awards celebrate businesses and individuals in tourism across England who have exceeded expectations […]

Meggy Moo’s celebrates double Gold at Taste of the West

The team at Meggy Moos are celebrating after receiving two Gold Awards at the Taste of the West awards. Both their Unhomogenised Whole Milk and their Semi Skimmed Milk have been recognised with this prestigious award. The Taste of the West Awards is the largest independent regional food group in the UK are look to […]

DF&D members win big at South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Tourism businesses across Dorset joined with other industry professionals and representatives at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards held at Exeter Cathedral in Devon. This year’s event was a record-breaking one with 374 guests in attendance and over 700 entries competing for 107 different awards following a rigorous judging process. All entrants underwent an […]

South West Tourism Awards finalists announced

Over 100 businesses across the South West have been named as finalists for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Across the region there were over 770 entries and up to five finalists have been selected in each category with the overall winners to be announced in February. Several businesses across a range of industries have […]

Book and Bucket Cheese Company are best dairy producer!

The Book and Bucket Cheese Company are celebrating after being named the Best Dairy Producer of 2019 at this year’s Blackmore Vale Taste Awards. The Blackmore Vale Taste Awards, hosted by Blackmore Vale Media, the local newspaper covering the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset and Somerset are one of the most prestigious events in the […]

Record number of entries at Dorset Tourism Awards!

A record 78 trophies were presented to tourism businesses from across the county at the 2019 Dorset Tourism Awards dinner, held at The Tank Museum on Thursday 17th October, a record number of entries. Now in its seventh year, the Awards broke all records in celebrating the best of Dorset tourism.  This year saw a […]