Stir Up Sunday – 22nd November 2020

If you’re someone who is well versed in the making of Christmas Pudding, you’ll already be aware of Stir Up Sunday, but if not, here is a brief run down of why this day is so important. Traditionally, Stir Up Sunday is the day when families get together to prepare the Christmas Pudding something that […]

DF&D members win big at Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

While the current restrictions prevented any of these very worthy winners from attending a prestigious event to collect their awards, we’re hoping that they are all celebrating at home! The following members were acknowledged at this year’s awards. In the Best Farm Shop category, sponsored by Furleigh Estates, Jurassic Coast Farm Shop in Dorchester came […]

Have a cherry merry Christmas with Cherry Picked Hampers

Christmas isn’t that far off and with the ongoing pandemic, it doesn’t look like work Christmas parties or the usual festive get togethers will be taking place – at least not the way we’re used to. That doesn’t mean an end to the celebrations though, as Cherry Picked Hampers have come up with a way […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Brace for a Show of Thanks

On Friday 19 June, over 150 guests enjoyed Dorset’s finest produce at a thank you lunch at The Brace of Butchers in Poundbury, run for the Community Helpers who have helped to keep the Dorchester community going throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. Award winning Brace of Butchers linked up with some of the region’s finest chefs […]