Purbecks

The glorious Purbeck coastline plays host to some delicious restaurants and food producers. You can read all our reviews of these establishments here.

Review of The Club House and OTO CBD in West Bexington

Review of The Club House and OTO CBD in West Bexington

CBD non-alcoholic bitters when added to cocktails just works – they add another dimension to a drink and really do enhance the social experience. This became apparent when The Dorset Foodie Family were invited to The Club House, in West Bexington, for the launch of…

Review of the Castle Inn in Lulworth

Review of the Castle Inn in Lulworth

We were invited to visit Castle Inn in Lulworth and it was great timing as my husband and I had just returned from holiday, so any excuse to extend it! I invited my parents along too as they’d looked after our two dogs whilst we…

Review of Purbeck Ice Cream

Review of Purbeck Ice Cream

Its never a chore to be given a whole range of ice creams to try and what better than for them to be the award winning Purbeck Ice Cream!

Foraging Courses with the Olive Tree Cookery School in Corfe Castle

Foraging Courses 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 foraging with Giuseppe from the Olive Tree Cookery School it felt like many of our coastal plants and seafood have been doing…

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 in Swanage. There’s a cosy feel to the pub with most of the space given to two dining rooms with a garden outside. As well as a…

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 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 that 25 mile radius extends into wider Dorset and…

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 Beast from the East or Storm Emma…

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 reluctance to be seen in public but…

Review of the Silent Woman in Wareham

Review of the Silent Woman 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, The Angel was renamed The Silent Woman in…