Founder Members

Founding Members

Dorset Food and Drink’s Founding Members

Dorset Food and Drink was launched seven years ago to celebrate the quality of food and drink available locally in Dorset. A number of Dorset based business initially invested in the site to enable producers in the county to showcase their products to a wider market.

The site wouldn’t be what it is today without those initial founders and we’re grateful for their continued support.

Find out more about our founder members below.

 

Hive Beach Café

Located right on the beach at Burton Bradstock with far reaching views across Lyme Bay, the Hive Beach Café is committed to using fresh, locally sourced seafood as well as a wide selection of delicious cakes, biscuits and take away treats all homemade at the Hive Beach Micro Bakery.


Olives Et Al

Inspired by an adventure across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the team at Olives Et Al have been recreating recipes using suitable ingredients and traditional methods and bringing them to the people of Dorset.


BV Dairy

Having been established in 1958, BV Dairy produce top quality dairy products, including award-winning Dorset clotted cream for a variety of industries. This is all done while building strong, lasting relationships with farmers and maintain herds of happy, healthy cows.


Hall and Woodhouse

Established in 1777, Hall & Woodhouse was built on beer and now runs a successful chain of pubs as well as continuing to brew their popular beers. Badger beer is their crown jewel and is rich in heritage, expertise and craftmanship. Since the start, they have remained proudly family owned and Dorset Based.


Ford Farm

The team of expert cheese makers at Ford Farm have been perfecting their craft for over 40 years using traditional methods and recipes. Today, Ford Farm is renowned for its innovative approach to cheese making and are multi award winning for their cheese varieties.


Purbeck Ice cream

Produced using only the best, fresh Purbeck milk, double cream made in Dorset, British sugar and an abundance of delicious flavours, Purbeck Ice creams are continually recognised for their quality and excellence and regularly win awards.


Moore’s Biscuits

As one of Britain’s longest established biscuit makers, the team at Moore’s know their stuff when it comes to biscuits. They are one of the last producers of the famous Dorset Knob, one of the region’s historical delicacies.


Dorset Cereals

Now a national brand, Dorset Cereals started and are still based in Dorchester. To this day they continue to produce award winning cereals, muesli, granola, porridge, cereals bars and snacks.