British Food Fortnight goes online!

As with many of the big events this year, British Food Fortnight has headed online for their annual celebration of British food. This year’s event features all the usual fun of a food festival with cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, talks from people in the industry, food stalls, nutritional advice and more with new activities added […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Book ahead with confidence,” South West trade show organiser tells businesses

Covid-19 has hit the UK tourism sector hard in 2020, although the late surge in “staycations” is now helping to fill up resorts. But what will 2021 hold – especially for the South West, which is so reliant on holidaymakers? Because of the continuing uncertainty, the company that organises the biggest trade shows in the […]

Dorset Food and Drink is coming to Nothe Fort!

Dorset Food and Drink is hosting the first of its new mini pop up producers markets this Sunday at Nothe Fort in Weymouth. With events off the menu for much of 2020, Dorset Food & Drink has committed to continue to support and promote our fantastic local Dorset food and drink producers by looking at […]

Thank Cod for Fish and Chips!

Following the resounding success of last year’s National Fish and Chip Day, and in response to the Government’s recent announcements, the organisers are absolutely delighted to say that the celebration of the nation’s favourite dish will go ahead in 2020, but a little later than planned ‪on Friday 4th September! As well as being one […]

Dorset’s Knob Festival goes online!

If you’re anything like us, you’d have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Dorset Knob Festival following its cancellation while new premises were being sought. Well, thanks to the Coronovirus lockdown, 2020’s festival has had to be postponed once again – or so we thought! This year’s Dorset Knob Festival will still be taking […]

Can you help the National Trust care for your coast?

There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. That’s the scary new statistics released by the National Trust. The tide of litter on Britain’s beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over […]

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 […]