The Food Section

Gin festival is a tonic for Frome

FROME’s Cheese and Grain venue hosts a gin festival on Friday and Saturday, 19th and 20th May, with more than 70 different gins on offer. Gin is currently having a moment – or rather a major revival, with big names like Sipsmith reminding drinkers just how good proper gin tastes, and small batch distilleries popping…

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Something for everyone

EATING out is the answer to eating in as one gets older. As my confidence in my own cooking wanes, and as it takes me longer to organise, invite, shop and cook for an entertainment which lasts only a very few hours, I look with gratitude at all the eating-out possibilities we have around us….

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Cars, Coffee and Cake at The Queens Arms

FANS of classic cars and delicious cake should head for Corton Denham on bank holiday Monday, 1st May, to admire a convoy of vintage cars, sports cars and supercars organised by the village’s award-winning pub, The Queens Arms, The special day of automobile appreciation is open to everyone from classic car aficionados to young enthusiasts,…

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Top chef returns to Christchurch

POPULAR star chef Dean Edwards returns to the Christchurch Food Festival this year, on Saturday 6th May, to headline a gala dinner at the marquee on the Quay. Christchurch Food Festival has teamed up with Bournemouth and Poole College students ‘Pop up Restaurant’  hosted by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by…

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Jack Ratt’s bag-in-box cider flies the Jolly Roger for Lyme Bay

DEVON-based Lyme Bay Winery has picnics, parties and festivals over a barrel this summer with the launch of its rebranded Jack Ratt cider range and a new flagship product, the three-litre bag-in-box. Drawing inspiration from Lyme’s Jurassic coastline this renowned cider takes its name from notorious 19th century smuggler, Jack Rattenbury, who hid his contraband…

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Arty Bazaar at the Boilerhouse Gallery

THE first Arty Bazaar of the year at the Boilerhouse Gallery at Corfe Castle is on Saturday 22nd April, from noon to 4pm. There will be the usual mix of stalls selling different crafts, and Trina from Java cafe in Swanage will be bringing her tasty food and coffee. Among the stallholders will be Jenny…

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