Great fossil finding sites in Dorset

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is THE place to go if you want to spend the day searching for fossils or rock pooling, so here are some of the top sites in the county for finding all manner of fossils and of course, interesting small sea creatures that make their homes in the rock pools! These places […]

Clipper Teas Awarded Coveted Two Star Great Taste Award

Dorset-based natural Fairtrade tea brand, Clipper Teas, has been awarded six prestigious Great Taste Awards, including three of the coveted two-star awards. Great Taste is the UK’s largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink, rating and reviewing independent, artisan brands on a one, two and three-star basis judging on taste, regardless […]

24 hours in Poole

There are plenty of beautiful, bustling places to visit if you’re in Dorset, but if you want to see how the other half live, Poole has to be your first port of call. Nestled in between the popular tourist resort of Bournemouth and the dramatic Jurassic Coast, Poole is a great base for exploring the […]

Sparkling Developments at Mapperton Estate

Mapperton Estate has partnered with Furleigh Estate to produce a new sparkling wine for celebrations and events at the historic house and wedding venue. The wine has been named the Montagu Cuvée, after the Earl of Sandwich’s family, who live at Mapperton. It was developed earlier in the year at Furleigh’s vineyard following careful tasting […]

Great places to eat in Weymouth

Weymouth has long been a popular destination for families and holidaymakers visiting Dorset, but over the past few years, it has also gained a reputation for having a fantastic array of eateries. Whether you want some fast food, some fine dining, freshly caught seafood or something else entirely, you’ll find something to suit even the […]

The Real Cure: A year on

A lot can happen in a year and James Smart of The Real Cure was eager to show his progress to Katharine of Dorset Food & Drink, me and Katharine’s daughter who was on work experience. On my last visit James mentioned that he was applying for a 60/40 grant from the North Dorset branch […]

Take only memories, leave only footprints

Did you know that 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into the oceans every day? These plastics are having a devastating effect on marine life. This summer, Litter Free Coast and Sea are encouraging people enjoying the Dorset coast to be as plastic clever and litter-free as possible, to reduce the rubbish entering […]

Dorset’s best beaches

Dorset is full of popular beaches that families love to return to year after year. Part of this is because of how diverse the region is, with every kind of beach you can think of, from rocky beaches perfect for fossil hunting to glorious sand that stretches for miles to ones that are completely accessible, […]

Symondsbury Estate

The Colfox family has been associated with Symondsbury since the 13th century. Current custodians Sir Philip and Lady Julia are heavily involved in developing the Estate and the growing businesses.   One area of the Estates continued evolution is to develop its own produce to be used on-site in the café and available through Symondsbury […]

Try this delicious cheesecake made of fresh Dorset ingredients

With the better weather on its way, you’ll be wanting a light, refreshing dessert to follow your dinner, so why not give this delicious cheesecake base a try using locally produced ingredients grown and sold right here in Dorset? You can even flavour it with whatever fruits or treats you like! What you will need […]