Category Archives: Wine & Dine

If you have yet to discover Gennaro’s genuine Italian pizzas in Dorchester, then you are missing out on something really special.

Forget the big chains – if you want real Italian pizza, there’s only one place to go!

Nonno Peppe pizza parlour is a little hard to find, tucked away up an alley at the top end...

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By Rich Gabe

The winner of this year’s West Dorset CAMRA Pub Garden of the Year award is the Marquis of Lorne at Nettlecombe.

The Palmers Brewery pub, run by licencees Trace and Steve Brady, was a clear winner and beat off stiff competition, independently judged by a panel of CAMRA judges.

 Situated half a mile from Powerstock,...

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Dorchester has an enterprising new artisan food business in town, Nonno Peppe. Down the alley in Trinity House, Trinity Street, the former home of the Convivial Rabbit (now across the path) has been transformed into a traditional pizza parlour.

Proprietor and chef Gennaro hails from Italy and is very proud of his authentic pizzas and pasta...

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I have dined at the Rivers Arms in Cheselbourne on several occasions since it reopened in January and the food has always been excellent. On this occasion my partner and I were lucky enough to get seats in the popular cosy bar area.

Other seating is available in the main dining area, which is the large...

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The welcome trend of rural pub re-openings close to Dorchester continues. Following on the heels of the Rivers Arms at Cheselbourne, the Gaggle of Geese at Buckland Newton, closed for three years and in danger of being converted to a dwelling, is now open for business once more.

New owners Simon and Sarah previously ran the...

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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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