Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2019 Launched

Vote for your local heroes in the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards are back for 2019, to champion our county’s food and drink. The awards will take place at the Italian Villa in Compton Acres, Poole on 26th September and again Dorset Food & Drink are […]

Five fun foodie activities in Dorchester and Weymouth

Discover the top five foodie activities in Dorchester and Weymouth, to suit everyone! The larger towns in Dorset of Dorchester and Weymouth offer an array of food and drink choices, from snacks to fine-dining, all tastes are catered for. As you might expect, seafood is a focus in many of the harbourside and coastal locations. […]

Inside Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

Eric and Liz Sealey moved into Fossil Farm in 1985, it was then a mixed arable and dairy farm. In 2004 they decided to halt dairy farming and switched to raising heifer cattle for neighbouring dairy farms. During this time their son James was completing 3 years at Agricultural College and several years working in […]

Dorset vineyards launch the first West Dorset Vineyard Trail for English Wine Week

Three Dorset vineyards launch the first West Dorset Vineyard Trail in celebration of English Wine Week 2019 (Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June). Building on the success of the last few years production and sales of English Wine; Bride Valley, Furleigh Estate and Langham Wine Estate are launching the first West Dorset Vineyard Trail […]

Spring Tide Food Festival is back for its 10th year

The ever popular Spring Tide Food Festival is celebrating its 10th year, with its event taking place next weekend. Taste buds will be teased on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May from 10am to 4pm, at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, as the event takes place on the spectacular Jurassic coast, where event goers will find […]

Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish heads to Dorset

Weymouth Esplanade is set to be the new, picturesque location for Mitch Tonks’ restaurant group, Rockfish. Chef and CEO Mitch Tonks is bringing his award-winning seafood restaurant group, Rockfish to Dorset. Opening restaurants in Weymouth in July, with a date to be announced, and at Poole Quay in October, bringing the group to 8 restaurants […]

Eight Arch Brewing Co. win at SIBA South West Awards

Small independent brewery and Member of Dorset Food & Drink, Eight Arch Brewing Co have exceeded any previous precedent by winning an ironic eight awards. The Eight Arch Brewing Co established in 2015 and based in Wimborne, won big at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers Association) South West Awards. SIBA’s vision is to deliver […]

Rise of the ‘ginaissance’

When it comes to spirits … gin is king! Increasingly popular, gin seems to be in the running as one of our nation favourites. In fact, it’s estimated that in 2018, the UK bought over 66 million bottles of the juniper-based drink. And the total number of gin distilleries in the UK has now reached […]

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 […]