West Dorset

West Dorset has some fantastic restaurants and food producers. You can read all our reviews of the West Dorset establishments here – including Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport.

Marketing tips for food and drink businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Marketing tips for food and drink businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

For the first time, rather than food and drink businesses having to work hard to find their customers to communicate with them, people and communities are actively seeking out information from businesses. They are searching the internet and their social media for places to buy…

Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Page updated on Saturday 4th April 2020. We are trying to keep this as accurate as possible but some of this information changes daily/hourly. Please call businesses to check before travelling.  In these uncertain times, our beloved food and drink industry is being hit hard…

Review of West Bay Hotel

Review of West Bay Hotel

Sam had a lovely time tasting the new menu at the West Bay Hotel near Weymouth

Food Producer Review of Wyld Country Beef

Food Producer Review of Wyld Country Beef

There nothing I love more than discovering some of Dorset’s hidden gems and this was definitely one of those times. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Steve, the founder fo Wyld Country Beef, a farmer and a real foodie, based just outside of…

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

I passed the entrance to Glebe Farm Owermoigne everyday for over two thirds of my working life and when the signs for their free-range turkeys went up, it would herald the start to the Christmas festivities. So I was thrilled to finally head up the…

Review of Dorset Herbs

Review of Dorset Herbs

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year,…

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

When I last visited Myra’s Kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) it was called Sushi & More and that was way back in 2015 just after it opened. We were kindly invited back to sample their food and excited to see what Paul, front of…

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 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…