24 hours in Swanage

For those of you who want to explore the Jurassic Coast and spend some time in a coastal town with a good dose of country side, then Swanage is a great choice. Situated on the Isle of Purbeck, Swanage is a good place to base yourself for exploring the wider area as places like Studland […]

Kitchen essentials and where to find them

September means that school is back in session and with Dorset being the home of several colleges and Bournemouth University, which has campuses in both Bournemouth and Poole, the region is likely to see an influx of students, both new and returning. Whether you’re a new student or a seasoned pro, you’ll know that there […]

Thirteen Gold Stars for the Wasabi Company!

Everyone at Dorset Food and Drink is excited to hear that one of our members, The Wasabi Company, has won big at the Great Taste Awards with no less than thirteen Gold stars! The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are known as the Oscars of the Food World so gaining […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish heads to Dorset

Weymouth Esplanade is set to be the new, picturesque location for Mitch Tonks’ restaurant group, Rockfish. Chef and CEO Mitch Tonks is bringing his award-winning seafood restaurant group, Rockfish to Dorset. Opening restaurants in Weymouth in July, with a date to be announced, and at Poole Quay in October, bringing the group to 8 restaurants […]

Driving up the heat with Dorset Chilli Shop

Andy Guy was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His Father was in the RNZAF and they were constantly on the move, which gave Andy plenty of opportunity to sample many different cuisines.  His first chilli recollection was when he was a boy and persuaded his Stepmother to try some chillies from a street stall in […]

Abbotsbury Food Fair Stall Holders

It’s back for 2019! Join us for another year of fabulous food and drink at Abbotsbury Food Fair! With around 30 local producers selling distinctively Dorset produce set in the stunning Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. More info Abbotsbury Food Fair Facebook Event List of Stall Holders Producers Bayside Bakery Cerne Abbas Brewery Dorset Chilli Shop Dorset […]

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, […]

Gingernut’s Free From Goodies

From an early age Steph Lowe learnt how to bake from her Mother and after leaving school she enrolled on the Chef Scholarship course at Bournemouth & Poole University. But this was cut short due to Steph’s growing intolerance to dairy products. Then gradually over time she also grew intolerant to wheat & gluten, which […]