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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Pate starter

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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Roundhill Campsite

Tents, trees & treats Ever since I was young, I’ve loved camping, and it’s always been in the New Forest. My family didn’t have a lot of money when I was younger – so hopping on the train with our tents on our backs was the perfect little holiday. Last week I decided I’d spent…

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