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12 days of Christmas in Dorset: The best food and drink

PUBLISHED: 12:06 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:01 02 January 2018

The legendary Langton Arms Steak Pie & Chips

The legendary Langton Arms Steak Pie & Chips

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Explore and taste the landscape with some of Dorset Food & Drink’s members with these ideas inspired by a Christmas song

On the 1st day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A delicious local Dorset producer’s Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.


On the 2nd day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

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A Boxing Day family walk to Pilsdon Pen to enjoy the great views across West Dorset followed by a pub lunch. 


On the 3rd day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A yummy recipe from a multi-award-winning chef to use up festive leftovers. See Brett Sutton’s Funky Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak recipe in our December issue.


On the 4th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

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Something sweet and local. Try… chocolate from Solkiki, Chocolate Arthouse and Chococo. If fudge is more your things there’s Sam’s Fudge and Ministry of Fudge. 


On the 5th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A New Year’s resolution you’ll want to keep up. Book a cookery course and learn how to incorporate the local produce into your everyday cooking. We recommend… Christine McFadden’s Cookery Classes, White Pepper Cookery School, Lesley Waters Cookery School, Mark Hix’s Academy at Weymouth College and Sarah Ali’s Easy Curry.


On the 6th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A stroll at Badbury Rings to admire scenic winter views of the Dorset countryside followed by a visit to the award-winning Langton Arms at Tarrant Monkton to tuck into one of their legendary steak pies. 


On the 7th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

Dorset bubbly! See the New Year in with sparkling wines from Furleigh Estate, Langham Wine and Portesham Vineyard. Or how about a Dorset gin: Lilliput Gin, Conker Spirit, Fordington Gin and Pothecary Gin. Welcome the New Year with this celebratory Dorset gin cocktail by David Smith of the award-winning Anchor Inn at Seatown. 


On the 8th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

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Breakfast with all the family! Eggs from Fluffetts Farm, local sausages and bacon from Sam’s Pigs, The Real Cure, Thorncombe Farm and Eggardon Rare Breeds or try some award-winning granola from Primrose’s Kitchen.


On the 9th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A trip to your local farm shop. Swap your supermarket run with a visit to: Washingpool Farm Shop, Steeptonbill Farm, Gullivers Farm Shop, Pamphill Farm Shop, Norden Farm Shop, The Udder Farm Shop and Duck’s Farm Shop - you won’t be disappointed! 


On the 10th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

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A well-deserved cuppa! Try Clipper Teas, coffee from Dorset Coffee Company or indulge in a lush Chococo hot chocolate.


On the 11th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

Pantomime and ice cream! Gather your family and friends for a trip to the local panto, then tuck into one of Purbeck Ice Cream’s new Jurassic Range: Dig-A-Saurus with chocolate dinosaurs, Ammonite Bites with chocolate fossil ammonites and trilobites or Purbeck Rocks with honeycombe pieces and chocolate dinosaur footprints. 5p from every tub goes to support the Jurassic Coast Trust. 


On the 12th day of Christmas, Dorset Food & Drink gave to me…

A trip to the sea! Blow the festive cobwebs away with a coastal walk then try one of the many cafes and restaurants serving locally caught fish such as: The Pig on the Beach at Studland; HIX Oyster & Fish House at Lyme Regis and Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock.


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