Food and Drink Features

7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

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Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

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Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shows us how to make locally inspired bakes that are the perfect Christmas gift – this week, we’re making cheese and walnut biscotti…

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Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, we’re loving these wonderfully festive biscuits

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You can’t beat a pub lunch after a scenic country walk with your four-legged friend. In no particular order, we pick some of the best dog friendly pubs in Dorset

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Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, she shows us how to make a fantastically festive chutney

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Recipe: festive sausage rolls

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley show us how to give this classic Christmas treat a delicious new twist as part of their culinary journey around Dorset

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Give yourself a break from the cooking and washing up this Christmas, and head to one of Dorset’s many pubs and restaurants on the 25th – we’ve rounded up some of the best places to find excellent food and the atmosphere to match

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Where is the best real ale pub in Dorset? From traditional pubs to CAMRA-recommended freehouses, when it comes to real ale and craft beer, we’re spoiled for choice in Dorset - and as the nights get colder, what better excuse to pull up a chair and cosy up for the evening?

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This autumnal pot-roast brings together pheasant, cider and apples, making it the perfect feast for cold November evenings

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Scroll through our gallery to see the winners and sponsors of the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019…

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Roaring open fires, hidden nooks and crannies and huge comfy armchairs are all signature traits of a cosy pub – and Dorset has cosy pubs aplenty. Here are just some of the best inns to snuggle up in as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop

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On 26 September, we celebrated the very best of Dorset’s food and drink scene at the glorious Italian Villa in Poole. Here we reveal our worthy winners…

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Our expert judges were on the hunt for the best brew and the tastiest slice of cake in the county

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For this award, our judges went in search of service with a smile

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The competition was tough, but our winner wowed with their delicious seasonal menus

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Our winner is based on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, and they impressed with their range of milks, creams and milkshakes

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Our judges were in search of the businesses going above and beyond to be that bit greener

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The inaugural winner of this award impressed with their internationally-inspired dishes

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Here we celebrate our very own hero – and they’re certainly well-known on Dorset’s culinary scene

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