Category Archives: Wine & Dine

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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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.

Dorch-ShowFrom its...

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The Horse with the Red Umbrella restaurant sounds fun – and it is. After all, we associate theatres with fun and 10 High Street West is a former theatre – the Loyalty Theatre. The last play performed at the Loyalty Theatre in Dorchester was The Horse with the Red Umbrella and so it is a...

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Côte Brasserie

Having noticed the forthcoming opening of the much talked-about restaurant franchise to open at the Brewery Square development, a friend and I decided to have lunch there on its opening day.

Cotes BrasserieThe staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the extensive menu, which features largely classic,...

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