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The Asian Hornet Invasion

Asian Hornet Queen from Handois nest

Why all the fuss?   Imagine a Britain with no honey. It doesn’t seem possible does it? We can’t have honey without bees and bees are one of the many species directly threatened by the invasion of the Asian Hornet or so-called “Murder Hornet”. The Asian Hornet feeds on other pollinators and once it establishes…

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The Other Kind Of Box Set – It’s The Badger’s

Badger Brewery Amber Golden and Pale Ales

Badger Brewery   Dorset’s own Badger Brewery has been producing beer since 1777. The historical Hall and Woodhouse building overlooking the River Stour in Blandford is as imposing as it is characterful and the town just wouldn’t be the same without it. Fortunately, despite having to survive the threat posed by a large fire in…

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NEO Bournemouth – A New Year Treat

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

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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

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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Christmas at The Cliff: Canford Cliffs

Maple pork Belly and Pig Cheek

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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Urban’s latest venture: The Urban Garden!

Fresh food at Urban Garden

Urban’s Latest Adventure: The Urban Garden You may have spotted twinkling lights, smiling faces and heard the chinking of glasses whilst wondering through the lower gardens over the past couple of months… A brand new restaurant and bar has opened up among the treetops – just five minutes from the beach.       The…

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The Old Picture House – Seaton

Film Stars above the Bar at The Old Picture House

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

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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