Category Archives: Wine & Dine

Dorchester and at least one nearby village seem to be bucking the national trend when it comes to pub closures.

Already the Convivial Rabbit micropub in Trinity Street recently celebrated its first birthday by moving to larger premises, and a new cider bar – the Cow & Apple, has opened nearby.

Now only a few miles away,...

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Two local pubs have won awards from West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Pub of the Year has been awarded to the Saxon Arms in Stratton, while Pub Garden of the Year has been won by the Spyway Inn at Askerswell.

The Saxon’s licencees, Rod and Janette Lamont, have run the pub for the past...

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Weymouth’s annual beer festival returns this October to the Ocean Rooms at Weymouth Pavilion with the focus on West Country ales.

Organised by the West Dorset branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the event will be a celebration of some of the best breweries from Bristol to Penzance with around 70 beers available to...

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A brand new cheese made from British sheep's milk by Dorset-based Ford Farm and which is so new, it hasn't yet been given a brand name, has been awarded a coveted Gold Medal at the World Cheese Awards 2015.

The World Cheese Awards, which took place at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC last...

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Poet Laureate, Poundbury

If, like me, you find it increasingly hard to find good, freshly prepared food, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Most chain restaurants and many pubs (even up-market ones) serve food that’s been pre-prepared in a factory somewhere and simply re-heated on site. It’s why the food arrives at your table 10 minutes...

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Whether you’re a homecraft hobbyist, horticulturalist, animal lover or gastronome, this year’s Dorset County Show will indulge your wildest fantasies.

Now approaching its 175th year, the Dorset County Show is the biggest two-day agricultural event in Dorset, hosting an average 40,000 visitors over the show weekend.

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