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Food and Drink Features

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

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We've teamed up with Badger Beer to offer you the chance to win a case of 12 of Badger's best-loved beers, as well as a tour of their state-of-the-art brewery here in Dorset

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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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7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Monday, October 7, 2019

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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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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An exceptional awareness of produce and seasonal menus were the criteria for this award, and our judges had plenty of talented chefs to choose from

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Our judges were won over by a wine that is made on the Furleigh estate in West Dorset

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Dorset is home to some of the country's best seafood restaurants, but one in particular caught our judges' eyes.

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This category was only launched this year, but our finalists have certainly set the bar high

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An amazing deli counter and a fabulous range of fresh fruit and vegetables caught our judges' eye for this award

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