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 […]

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 […]

Sticky Cranborne Poacher’s Chicken Wings from Badger Ales

Ingredients:  2 tbsp olive oil 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, cut into lardons 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 200ml Badger Cranborne Poachers 200g tomato ketchup 1 tbsp dark brown soft sugar 50g treacle 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 1/2 […]

Happy International Beer Day!

This year, International Beer Day falls on the 7th August so what better excuse to stock up on some Dorset brewed beers? International Beer Day is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday in August and while the usual events that are planned around the day won’t be going ahead this year because of social distancing […]

The Watercress Company punches above its weight and reaches finals of FDF Awards

The team at The Watercress Company are brushing down their DJs and posh frocks as their #watercress challenge, Grab it, Try it, Share it campaign has reached the finals of the 2020 Food & Drink Federation Awards for Campaign of the Year. Left on tenterhooks until 4 February 2021 when the winners will be announced […]

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 […]

What is in season in August?

As July turns into August and we get the start of the warmer weather, colourful vegetables start to make an appearance ready for the harvest time in September. You’ll find lots of different, succulent veg perfect for summer dinners, BBQs and salads and meat and fish idea for a light lunch. First off we have […]