John Grindle

John Grindle started the Foodie Feed in 2011 and is a keen fisherman, a brilliant husband and loving Grandpa. John handed the reigns to Heather in November 2018. You can read all his reviews and recipes here.

Review of the Wobbly Cottage in Broadwindsor

Review of the Wobbly Cottage in Broadwindsor

The Wobbly Cottage bakery is named after the wobbly walls of Richard and Danielle Wright’s 200-year-old cottage. They started Wobbly Cottage about four years ago, primarily selling jams and chutneys in local markets & food festivals. Richard was still baking bread and selling a few…

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

My first visit to The Crow’s Nest was way back in 2011, then I enjoyed a fried breakfast as a birthday treat and was one of my first reviews that I ever did. They still do great breakfasts and now serve my favourite style of…

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

The war on single use plastic is on, this battle was vividly highlighted by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. Since then every major supermarket in Britain has pledged to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025 – we wait and see on that one. Lydia Wilson is…

Review of some of the Urban Guild Restaurants in Bournemouth

Review of some of the Urban Guild Restaurants in Bournemouth

Urban Guild owned by Local boy Mark Cribb, comprises of Urban Beach (Boutique hotel, cocktail bar & bistro), Urban Reef (Beach front bar, cafe & restaurant), The Wood Oven (Wood-fired takeaway pizza) and the Urban Farm (Plant, dig, harvest) [edited to add – the Urban…

Review of ‘Catch it Cook it’ Cookery Course

Review of ‘Catch it Cook it’ Cookery Course

I have really enjoyed events that I have been invited to in the past, but when you get invited to experience all of your favourite things in one day (sea, fishing, fish, seafood, cooking on fire, gnarly food, wine & great company) – it is…

Review of the Dark Bear in Bridport

Review of the Dark Bear in Bridport

There is a new cocktail bar called Dark Bear opened in Bridport, it takes over the Aroma Cafe from 18:00 till late, Wednesday through to Saturday. Dark Bear is a joint venture by Lloyd Brown & David Smith, who are Dorset’s leading mixologists. We were…

Review of West Country Catch in Weymouth

Review of West Country Catch in Weymouth

Seafood supplier West Country Catch was formed in 2013 by Tim & Lou Edwards and were originally based in a small unit in Dorchester. As their business grew they needed larger premises, in 2017 they moved into a spacious unit in Link Park, Weymouth. Tim…

Review of Firepot food pouches

Review of Firepot food pouches

John Fisher created his Firepot brand of natural & healthy dehydrated food, after trying unsuccessfully to find a suitable one on the market. It has taken three years of research & development to create his healthy range of meals that just need boiling water to…

Review of the Crab House Cafe in Weymouth

Review of the Crab House Cafe in Weymouth

You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the accessories you’re given – a very upmarket joint in Shanghai provided us with two sets of chopsticks, one for picking food up from shared plates and another for eating with, while a plush New York…

Review of the cocktails at Slug and Lettuce in Weymouth

Review of the cocktails at Slug and Lettuce in Weymouth

The Slug and Lettuce in Weymouth has only been opened for three weeks and I have already heard good reports, so when we were asked to review their Cocktail Masterclass, we jumped at the opportunity. Inside is bright and modern, plenty of seating and a…