Thank Cod for Fish and Chips!

Following the resounding success of last year’s National Fish and Chip Day, and in response to the Government’s recent announcements, the organisers are absolutely delighted to say that the celebration of the nation’s favourite dish will go ahead in 2020, but a little later than planned ‪on Friday 4th September! As well as being one […]

Dorset’s Knob Festival goes online!

If you’re anything like us, you’d have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Dorset Knob Festival following its cancellation while new premises were being sought. Well, thanks to the Coronovirus lockdown, 2020’s festival has had to be postponed once again – or so we thought! This year’s Dorset Knob Festival will still be taking […]

Can you help the National Trust care for your coast?

There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. That’s the scary new statistics released by the National Trust. The tide of litter on Britain’s beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over […]

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 […]

Snowdrops in the South West

Snowdrops are popping up across the South West, bringing that first sign that spring isn’t a too-distant hope and will be returning soon enough. In many gardens that the National Trust care for, swathes of snowdrops can be seen; here’s a guide to the top spots perfect for exploring followed by warming treats in the […]

Early bird booking for Abbotsbury now open

We’re proud to have been invited to work in partnership once again with the team at Abbotsbury for this year’s Abbotsbury Food Festival and recently met with the team to discuss 2020’s event. We have confirmed the date for Saturday, 11th April and early bird booking is now open. The Festival will once again be […]

Dates for your diary this year

Wherever you are in Dorset, you’ll find things to see and do and there are a whole host of food and drink events coming up this year for you to get excited about. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to show your products or somewhere to pick up some amazing local produce – make sure to […]

A round-up of great events in Dorset this winter

It’s the most magical time of the year, so make sure to spread the festive cheer by attending some Christmas themed events in Dorset. There are a whole host of events and markets taking place where you can get some of the most incredible locally sourced festive treats and unique last minute gifts. But if shopping […]

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. […]

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 […]