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. However, you can expect many surprises and hidden gems along the way when exploring the depths of Dorset.

The experts from Dorset Coastal Cottages have detailed their top five foodie activities to suit all tastes and budgets in and around Dorset’s towns of Dorchester and Weymouth.

Crab cracking
Learn to crack a crab with Sally of Sally’s Fish Camp while enjoying a glass of wine selected to match. The masterclass will teach you how to crack, pick & dress a fresh crab or lobster in a fun and relaxed environment.

Royal pints
The Duchess of Cornwall Inn was opened in late 2016 in Poundbury. The Hall & Woodhouse pub has three floors of decadent areas including a bar, restaurant and hotel. The pub is named after the Duchess of Cornwall at the direct request of the Prince of Wales and was opened by the Prince and Duchess themselves. The pub itself contains many artefacts from the Woodhouse family including a Dorset oak bookcase from West Lodge and the great brewing copper that forms the entrance is taken from the King & Barnes brewery which Hall & Woodhouse acquired in 2000.

Only the best burgers
Take a bite at the award-winning Dorset Burger Company in Weymouth who specialise in using locally sourced ingredients for their chargrilled burgers. They have been awarded Gold Awards for 4 consecutive years from Taste of the West and have been named South West Café of the year. They have also been awarded a Bronze Award from the Dorset Tourism Awards in 2015.

Hidden gem
Discover Billy Winter’s Café and Bar in Weymouth, a quirky café and bar right on the beach at Ferrybridge looking out over Portland Harbour. The stunning views accompany the delicious food, the bar has a chilled vibe and the all day menu means you can have your breakfast at 1pm!

A stroll through the markets
Poundbury Farmer’s Market in Dorchester is held every first Saturday of the month and Dorchester Farmer’s Market is on every fourth Saturday of the month. Then on the fourth Friday of the month, Weymouth plays host to the farmers and local food producers selling their wares. Poundbury is a regular farmers’ market and is the largest organised by Dorset Farmer’s Market Ltd with nearly 40 producers regularly attending.

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