DF&D members win big at South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Tourism businesses across Dorset joined with other industry professionals and representatives at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards held at Exeter Cathedral in Devon. This year’s event was a record-breaking one with 374 guests in attendance and over 700 entries competing for 107 different awards following a rigorous judging process. All entrants underwent an […]

South West Tourism Awards finalists announced

Over 100 businesses across the South West have been named as finalists for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Across the region there were over 770 entries and up to five finalists have been selected in each category with the overall winners to be announced in February. Several businesses across a range of industries have […]

Book and Bucket Cheese Company are best dairy producer!

The Book and Bucket Cheese Company are celebrating after being named the Best Dairy Producer of 2019 at this year’s Blackmore Vale Taste Awards. The Blackmore Vale Taste Awards, hosted by Blackmore Vale Media, the local newspaper covering the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset and Somerset are one of the most prestigious events in the […]

Record number of entries at Dorset Tourism Awards!

A record 78 trophies were presented to tourism businesses from across the county at the 2019 Dorset Tourism Awards dinner, held at The Tank Museum on Thursday 17th October, a record number of entries. Now in its seventh year, the Awards broke all records in celebrating the best of Dorset tourism.  This year saw a […]

Winners of Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards announced!

Here at Dorset Food and Drink, we’re celebrating Dorset’s food producers and our members for their amazing achievements at this year’s Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Magazine Awards where many of our favourite food producers were honoured in a huge array of categories. Arguably the big winners of the night were the team at Chococo, […]

It’s official, the nation’s best charcuterie is made in Dorset!

Dorset can lay claim to being the home of many award-winning produce, but now it can add charcuterie to the list as Capreolus, based at Uphall Farmhouse in Rampisham, has been awarded the Golden Fork for Charcuterie Product of the Year at the Great Taste Awards. Capreolus Fine Foods are a multi-award winning family owned […]

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2019 Launched

Voting is now open for your favourite 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 […]

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 all their expectations by winning an iconic eight awards at the SIBA South West Awards! The Eight Arch Brewing Co, established in 2015 and based in Wimborne, won big at the recent SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers Association) South […]

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, […]