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NEO Bournemouth – A New Year Treat

By Jon Gwynne / January 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Fine Dining With a View   NEO is a restaurant that I’ve been looking forward to trying for a long time. From the outside NEO looks stunning with views over the Bournemouth seafront, this really does look like the ideal place to enjoy a meal. We arrived a bit early so sat at the bar…

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High Tea at Upwey Wishing Well

By Jon Gwynne / January 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

What is High Tea?   Just before Christmas, we were invited to Upwey Wishing Well for High Tea. I had to google the difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea as until now, I thought it was the same thing. I was expecting to learn that the contents would be the difference, or maybe  one…

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The Greyhound Inn – Corfe Castle

By Jon Gwynne / December 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

A Perfect Setting   Few places in the UK have more instantly recognisable postcard landmarks than Dorset; Lulworth Cove, The Cerne Abbas Giant, Millionaire’s Row in Sandbanks and Portland Bill to name a few. One of the most famous and historical sites has to be the imposing hilltop relic, Corfe Castle and as you arrive…

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Maple pork Belly and Pig Cheek

Christmas at The Cliff: Canford Cliffs

By Jon Gwynne / December 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Good Times at The Cliff   In our line of work, we’re always listening out for recommendations when it comes to great places to eat and drink and get regular reports about certain venues. The Cliff is one of these places and I’ve heard so many good things about it lately that it was a…

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Film Stars above the Bar at The Old Picture House

The Old Picture House – Seaton

By Jon Gwynne / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on The Old Picture House – Seaton

New Summer Menu at The Old Picture House   For our latest meal out, we took a trip just across the border into Devon to the lovely seaside town of Seaton to try out the new summer menu at the Old Picture House. We’ve never been before so really didn’t know what to expect. It…

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The White Hart Country Pub and Kitchen

By Jon Gwynne / July 8, 2019 / Comments Off on The White Hart Country Pub and Kitchen

The White Hart in Bishops Caundle Earlier this month, we made the scenic journey in the setting sunlight from Milton Abbas to Bishops Caundle to enjoy a rare Friday evening out and what we hoped would be a nice meal in the recently taken over White Hart Pub and Kitchen. One of my favourite areas…

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Cider Plastic Cups

Recyclable Plastic Cups? The tip of the Iceberg

By Jon Gwynne / April 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Recyclable Plastic Cups? The tip of the Iceberg

Tim Beer from Marshwood Vale Cider raises concern over the effectiveness of the recyclable plastic cups and subsequent disposal methods…. Post/Image credit: Tim Beer – courtesy of Marshwood Vale Cider’s Facebook Page     It’s that time of the year again, need to get stocks in for the coming silly season of events, should be an…

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Pate starter

An evening with Chunki Chef at Shelley’s Restaurant in Weymouth

By Jon Gwynne / April 25, 2019 / Comments Off on An evening with Chunki Chef at Shelley’s Restaurant in Weymouth

Why did we choose Shelley’s? Usually when you go somewhere to eat with a view to writing about it afterwards, you’re assessing the venue and the experience. This was slightly different. We visited Shelley’s Restaurant which is a part of the Richmoor Hotel on The Esplanade in Weymouth as much out of curiosity about the…

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Mudeford Seafood Festival Teaser

By Jon Gwynne / April 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Mudeford Seafood Festival Teaser

Here’s a teaser previewing the upcoming Mudeford Seafood Festival next month.     The inaugural Mudeford Seafood Festival is moving ever closer. We really can’t wait for this one. It’s going to be fantastic and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there!    

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The Antidote from Dorset Chilli Shop

Clifton Chilli Club review the “Antidote”

By Jon Gwynne / July 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

International Success

Back in May, Dorset Chilli Shop’s Antidote won a silver medal in the New York City Hot Sauce Expo. International recognition for an outstanding sauce created by a husband and wife team from Bournemouth. A huge and absolutely deserved reward for their efforts and creativity.

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