Driving up the heat with Dorset Chilli Shop

Andy Guy was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His Father was in the RNZAF and they were constantly on the move, which gave Andy plenty of opportunity to sample many different cuisines.  His first chilli recollection was when he was a boy and persuaded his Stepmother to try some chillies from a street stall in […]

Cream Teas & Thatched Cottages – Tea Clipper Tea Rooms

When Kathy and Alastair Beaven were looking for a house that also had holiday accommodation, little did they know they would end up buying one with a tearoom attached as well. Kathy originally from Essex and Alastair originally from Trowbridge, met and lived in Preston, Lancashire. In 2009 they decided it was time to move […]

Abbotsbury Food Fair Stall Holders

It’s back for 2019! Join us for another year of fabulous food and drink at Abbotsbury Food Fair! With around 30 local producers selling distinctively Dorset produce set in the stunning Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. More info Abbotsbury Food Fair Facebook Event List of Stall Holders Producers Bayside Bakery Cerne Abbas Brewery Dorset Chilli Shop Dorset […]

Mixing it up with Grey Bear Bar Company

Lloyd Brown started his hospitality career at the tender age of 15 behind the bar of a local pub, not totally legal, but one that would shape his future. After that and whilst still in 6th form at school, he was managing The Victoria Hotel in Dorchester and pulling pints during his lunch breaks. Lloyd […]

Gut Feeling – Dorset’s First Bone Broth Company

Locally born & bred Rachel Down is owner & director of Boil and Broth, a business she created in 2017. In 2014 after the birth of her son, she gained weight and became ill. The NHS just didn’t have the right tools to correct Rachel’s health problems, so she decided that it was time for […]

Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair Stall Holders

Join us for another year of wonderful, festive food and drink at our Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair! With over 50 local producers selling distinctively Dorset & seasonal produce set in the lovely grounds of Athelhampton House. Plus this year we have plenty of festive music provided by local choirs and singers, Santa visiting […]

Dorset Food & Drink Guide 2018/19 – Out Now!

  Dorset Food & Drink’s free Guide for 2018/19 is out now. Discover the real taste of Dorset and find out how you can include locally sourced products in your weekly shop. Dorset is home to award-winning beers, preserves, gins, meat and much more. So let your taste buds enjoy a delicious journey into Dorset’s […]

Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018 – Winners Revealed

The Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards took place on Thursday 27th September at The Italian Villa. These awards are organised by Dorset Magazine, whose greatest passion is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms that produce it. The awards are designed to showcase the great and the good in Dorset, […]