Jon Yeung

Foraging Course with the Olive Tree Cookery School in Corfe Castle

Foraging Course with the Olive Tree Cookery School in Corfe Castle

Review of the Foraging Course with the Olive Tree Cookery School in Corfe Castle Hiding in plain sight is supposed to be a trick for those under cover or trying to avoid detection. On a day spent on a foraging course with Giuseppe from the…

Review of The Black Swann Inn in Swanage

Review of The Black Swann Inn in Swanage

Review of the Black Swann Inn in Swanage Ahead of a family celebration weekend in Purbeck, we had a warm up dinner at The Black Swan Inn in Swanage. There’s a cosy feel to the pub with most of the space given to two dining…

Review of the Pig on the Beach in Studland

Review of the Pig on the Beach in Studland

Review of the Pig on the Beach in Studland With their commitment to a 25 mile menu, The Pig on the Beach at Studland really does look to provide a locally sourced meal. Fortunately, the Isle of Purbeck has a wealth of great produce and…

Review of Love Cake in Corfe Castle

Review of Love Cake in Corfe Castle

Review of Love Cake in Corfe Castle As Purbeck emerged from the week’s weather battering, we popped to try the Love Cake outpost on East Street for a weekend brunch. Corfe Castle has stood for nearly a millennium and has seen far worse than the…

Review of the Cow and Apple in Dorchester

Review of the Cow and Apple in Dorchester

Review of the Cow and Apple in Dorchester Rugged coastline, golden beaches, rolling hills, Thomas Hardy – some of what makes Dorset famous. And with the rest of the West Country we also have some of the best orchards and livestock, both showcased at Cow…

Review of the Halfway Inn in Norden

Review of the Halfway Inn in Norden

Review of the Halfway Inn in Norden In the no man’s land between Christmas and New Year we’ve been confined to barracks with Coco having injured her paw on Studland Beach. Sporting a protective boot and cone of shame, her dog sensibilities have induced a…

Review of the Silent Woman Inn in Wareham

Review of the Silent Woman Inn in Wareham

Review of the Silent Woman Inn in Wareham Hardy fans may remember The Quiet Woman pub in Return of the Native. The inspiration for this tavern sits just outside Wareham Forest in Cold Harbour and was originally called The Angel. Following publication of Hardy’s novel,…

Review of Salt Pig Too in Swanage

Review of Salt Pig Too in Swanage

A staple of Wareham for many years, the Salt Pig has introduced its first piglet, Salt Pig Too, to Swanage. A former bakery, Salt Pig Too combines a terrific butcher/fishmonger and other deli goods with a café/restaurant slightly hidden away at the back. The site…

Review of Seventh Wave in Swanage

Review of Seventh Wave in Swanage

As follys go, the castle at Durlston Country Park, enjoys a remarkable position. Built in the late Victorian era by George Burt, the castle now hosts local exhibitions and a cafe/restaurant, Seventh Wave. Durlston Country Park sits just west of Swanage beside the Tilly Whim…

Review of Clavell’s Restaurant in Kimmeridge Bay

Review of Clavell’s Restaurant in Kimmeridge Bay

For fossil lovers and historians of the Jurassic coastline, The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge is a must visit. Features recently on BBC’s Countryfile the museum as a world leading collection of fossils and is a remarkable tribute to a life’s work of Steve Etches. Kimmeridge…