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 […]

Calling all gin lovers!

Calling all gin lovers! ***Competition** Wow do we have a treat for you! Twisted Nose Gin is made with fresh watercress from Farms in Dorset. We’re lucky enough to have two bottles to give away for you and a friend thanks to The Watercress Company. They will also be adding in bunches of their finest […]

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 […]

24 Hours in Christchurch

When it comes to Dorset you’re never too far from seaside, countryside and heritage attractions, but if you can’t decide which of those things you want for a day out, head to Christchurch, where you’ll find beaches, heritages attractions, a picturesque harbour, a bustling town and plenty of greenery with its abundance of nature reserves. […]

September’s seasonal grub

As we start heading into September, you’ll notice more autumnal flavours appearing on menus and in shops. Here are some of the foods you can expect to find in season throughout September. The big ones this season are: Apples Cauliflower Mushrooms Swede Figs Onions Shallots Savoy Cabbage In terms of fruit, there are a host […]

Langham Wine Estates launch Vineyard Picnics

Langham Wine Estates has definitely adapted in the face of adversity over the last few months! As lockdown restrictions began to ease, the team realised that they could make use of their outdoor space and launched, their latest venture: Vineyard Picnics. The Vineyard Picnics were initially launched in June, with the Langham Wine Estate’s café […]

Keyneston Mill extend Eat Out to Help Out

During the month of August, thousands of Dorset locals headed out to the region’s restaurants and cafes on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to take part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The discount scheme allowed diners to get up to 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating eateries from 1st […]

Morrish and Banham’s doors are now open!

Dorset-based wine producer Morrish and Banham are celebrating being able to open their doors once more now that further lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Speaking to Dorset Food and Drink, the team at Morrish and Banham said: “Wine sales across the UK peaked during the first few weeks of lockdown, lots of us panic buying […]

Broadcasting legend appearing at Seaside Boarding House in October

While we’ve had to postpone or cancel many of the events you’ve been looking forward to this year, there is light at the end of the tunnel as the Seaside Boarding House in Burton Bradstock announced a special event that cricket fans will love. On Saturday, 3rd October, the team will be hosting Blowers at […]

Dorset food producers needed for Well’s Virtual Food Festival

Wells Food Festival with Charlie Bigham’s is a unique food festival, giving artisan producers from the South of England the opportunity to reach a wider audience, via its virtual shopping experience. The festival is the country’s largest online food market and festival and they are on the look out for Dorset businesses to join them […]