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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 of Dorset’s best hidden beaches

If you’re heading to Dorset to stock up on the region’s spectacular local produce, here are some of the county’s best hidden beaches for you to enjoy during your trip. These beaches are beautifully scenic and being off the beaten track, are often quieter than the better known beaches. Cogden Beach This is the lesser […]

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 […]

The ultimate BBQ dessert

When it comes to BBQs, we know it is all about the burgers and sausages, but what about afters? Why not indulge your sweet tooth and dine alfresco with this gooey, chocolatey treat? Ingredients 200g chocolate 2bsp full fat milk 350g mini marshmallows Put a real Dorset twist on it by buying your chocolate from […]

Chicken Arrabbiata

This summer, have a taste of the Med without leaving Dorset with this easy recipe with fresh, seasonal veg, succulent chicken and spices. Ingredients 1tbsp oil 4 chicken legs 1 red onion 1 red pepper 1 heaped tsp chilli flakes 2 large garlic cloves 200ml white wine 2x 400g cans cherry tomatoes 3 oregano springs […]

Dorset Tea and Dorset Chilli Festival join forces to raise money for charity

After the success of the virtual Dorset Knob Festival hosted by Dorset Tea, they have joined forces with Dorset Chilli Festival to recreate the infamous chilli eating competition which will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live. The event will take place on 2nd August from 12.30pm. There will be ten contestants competing to see […]