Rural

There are some beautiful restaurants and food producers hidden in the stunning rural Dorset countryside – including some fabulous sparkling wine producers and cafes. You can read all our reviews here.

Review of Dorset Wasabi Vodka

Review of Dorset Wasabi Vodka

I love finding new flavours and when I was offered a press sample of the new Wasabi Vodka from Dorset’s Wasabi Company, I jumped at the chance to try it. The Wasabi Company was started by a happy group of watercress growers who had been…

Review of Badger Beers

Review of Badger Beers

Badger have been brewing beer in Dorset for over 240 years. Heather discovers more about the business and tries some of their tasty Tangle Foot beer.

Review of The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill

Review of The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill

This cafe, nestled in the middle of the rural Dorset countryside, is a fantastic riot of brilliant colour, taste and smell.

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

The Piddle Valley Chicken is owned and run by Kevin (Kev) and Jenna Froud (who also works for her family business as a manager). Currently Piddle Valley Chicken is spread across different sites, one to bring on the chicks and another to process the chickens…

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 Dorset Ginger

Review of Dorset Ginger

This week I got the chance to head over to Dorset Ginger HQ to meet the producers of this much loved and great tasting Dorset product. Dorset Ginger was lovingly created more than 20 years ago and in 2017, ownership changed hands to the lovely…

Review of the Dorset Wasabi Company

Review of the Dorset Wasabi Company

Wasabi….the Japanese Horseradish a taste more akin to hot mustard it’s definitely not for the faint hearted….but when added as a sauce it transforms sushi or other foods into flavoursome dishes. I recently had the opportunity to meet and talk with Jon Old from The…

Interview with the founder of Juicy Lucy’s Cordials.

Interview with the founder of Juicy Lucy’s Cordials.

Dorset is an ideal place to forage, with budding hedgerows and fruit all round. One aspiring entrepreneur took foraging to the next level foraging on her family farm and making a business out of it. I caught up with Lucy of “Juicy Lucy’s” the artisan…

Review of the Langham Estate Vineyard Cafe in rural Dorset

Review of the Langham Estate Vineyard Cafe in rural Dorset

Langham Wine Estate is one of the leading lights in the evolution of fantastic Dorset fizz and now they have just opened the Vineyard Café, headed up by Chef Andrew James. The cafe is a natural progression for Andrew’s business, which has been catering for…

Review of Black Cow Products and Distillery Experience

Review of Black Cow Products and Distillery Experience

Making vodka out of just 100% cows milk was the invention & dream of Jason Barber, aided and abetted by his old friend Paul Archard (Archie). The milk whey which is a byproduct of cheese making, is fermented into a beer and distilled. Of course…