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 […]

What’s in season in Autumn?

Autumn is here, for those of you who are fans of this time of year, there is plenty to get excited about: the leaves are changing colour, the mornings are getting crisper and there is a whole host of fabulous foods that are finally in season! When it comes to locally sourced foods, we all […]

5 Great Autumn Walks (and places to stop for refreshments along the way)

Autumn is a great season for country walks, the leaves are changing, there is wonderful, autumnal smell in the air and there is something quite special about taking a walk in brisk weather and then settling down for a pub lunch or a quick coffee at one of the many eateries you can find on […]

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 […]

Cream Teas & Thatched Cottages – Tea Clipper Tea Rooms

When Kathy and Alastair Beaven were looking for a house that also had holiday accommodation, little did they know they would end up buying one with a tearoom attached as well. Kathy originally from Essex and Alastair originally from Trowbridge, met and lived in Preston, Lancashire. In 2009 they decided it was time to move […]

Purbeck Ice Cream add new flavours to their range for 2019!

Award-winning Purbeck Ice Cream is made on a farm overlooking Corfe Castle, using fresh Purbeck milk, thick Dorset double cream, British sugar and an abundance of natural ingredients. They don’t use artificial additives or GMOs, no added colours nor flavours, no nuts, everything’s gluten free and they are suitable for vegetarians as well as being Halal […]

Dorset Food & Drink Guide 2018/19 – Out Now!

Dorset Food & Drink’s free Guide for 2018/19 is out now. Discover the real taste of Dorset and find out how you can include locally sourced products in your weekly shop. Dorset is home to award-winning beers, preserves, gins, meat and much more. So let your taste buds enjoy a delicious journey into Dorset’s Larder […]

Hello, Hari Hari

One of my favourite food quotes comes from Rick Stein in his TV series India. “When you are hungry deciding on what to eat and the thought of a curry comes into your head, that’s it, it just has to be a curry” So I apologise in advance, because you will be on the hunt […]

Delicious, Delicious Deli

St. Alban Street in Weymouth is a quintessential English seaside thoroughfare, but amongst the buckets & spades and objet d’art, there is an oasis of wonderful Dorset produce. Delicious is a delicatessen championing great Dorset food, sourced from local farms & producers. Delicious was created by Carl MacShilton and his brother-in-law Mark MacCormack both passionate [...]