1 Dorset Food Week Calendar of Events (see back of listing for events which run through the whole week) Saturday 25 October Wimborne Food Festival Dorset food and drink producers - over 50 stalls. Wimborne Town Centre. Free admission. Washingpool Farm Tasting Event A chance to taste various products from around the county. Dottery Road, Bridport DT6 5HP. Free admission. Screenbites Winfrith Newburgh Today s Special Dorchester South Street Farmers Market Meet and sample Liberty Fields at Dike s award-winning family store; 10am-1pm A food related film with tastings of local produce. Monthly Farmers Market. Winfrith Village Hall, DT2 8LR. 7pm. Booking essential, tickets 8. Call South Street, Dorchester. Sunday 26 October Mill House Cider Museum Cider Making Open Day Kingcombe Centre Walk and Sunday Roast Symondsbury Estate Mini Chutfest Learn traditional methods of cider making. Other activities including a BBQ. A guided walk around Kingcombe Meadows followed by a Sunday roast. Meet and sample Honeybuns (10am-2pm) and Blue Vinney (all day) at Dike s award-winning family store Tastings of delicious preserves from around the county. Owermoigne, DT2 8HR. 10am-4pm. 1 for adults, children free. In aid of RSPCA. Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ am-2.30pm. Booking essential, 25pp; call Symondsbury Manor Yard, Bridport DT6 6EX. Free admission.
2 Monday 27 October Bridport Local Food Group AGM Meet and sample Copse House Cider (11.30am-3.30pm) and Mr Filbert s (all day) at Dike s award-winning family store An opportunity to be part of the group that organises the great Bridport Food Festival. Town Hall DT6 3JU 6pm. Tuesday 28 October Meet and sample Thomas J Fudge at Dike s award-winning family store; 10am-2pm Wednesday 29 October Washingpool Farm Pumpkin Carving Meet and sample Sherborne Castle Wine at Dike s awardwinning family store; 12-3pm Pumpkin carving and other spooky activities buy your pumpkins, carve them with help and leave all your mess behind! Dottery Road, Bridport DT6 5HP. 10am - 4pm Pumpkins available to buy no additional cost Build a blend with Dorset Coffee Develop your own blend of coffee. Unit C, Duck Farm Workshop, Puddletown, Dorchester. Free admission - pay for coffee. 10:30 am - 4pm. Durnovaria Bar meet the producers Durnovaria Bar sources some fantastic produce from around the county. Come to chat with and sample the wares and get a 10% Dorset discount card for the rest of the week Durnovaria Bar, South Street, Dorchester DT1 1DQ Free entry; from 7.30pm Thursday 30 October Meet and sample From Dorset With Love (11am-1.10pm), Olives et al (10am-2pm), and Lyme Bay Winery (11.30am-3.30pm) at Dike s award-winning family store
3 Farm walk at Tamarisk Farm A chance to walk around this beautiful, coastal organic haven Tamarisk Farm, DT2 9DF, on the corner at the centre of West Bexington 2pm; free (donations to Oxfam) Screenbites Film Grown Your Own 5 th Anniversary celebration at Weymouth s Londis Poole Restaurant Hop! A food related film with tastings from local producers. Tastings from suppliers throughout the day includes DF&D brewers Gyle 59 Like a foodie's pub crawl, the hop takes in 4 different restaurants in which you will be served cocktails & canapés, starter, main course, dessert: with a drink at each! Litton Cheney Village Hall, DT2 9AU. 7pm. Booking essential, tickets 8. Call Londis (Electra Shop), Westham Road, Weymouth 7pm start from Penn Hill or Poole Quay Booking essential; 40pp; call Sarah Watson on or Friday 31 October Washingpool Farm Spooky Tales Supper with Storyteller Martin Maudsley Screenbites Tarrant Keyneston Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Screenbites Tarrant Keyneston Step up to the Plate & Dinner for One Hardy s Cottage Halloween Apple Pressing The Grosvenor Arms Wine Tasting Meet and sample Leopard Dairies (10am-2pm) and Blackmore Vale Cider (11.30am-3.30pm) at Dike s award-winning family store Four course meal and spooky stories based around food you are eating. The second Cloudy with a Chance.. film. A range of food stalls will also be in attendance. A double-bill evening of film. A range of food stalls will also be in attendance. Apple pressing with the National Trust at this historic property Langham Wines are coming to share some of their delicious, award-winning English Sparkling wines Dottery Road, Bridport DT6 5HP. 10am - 4pm. 30 a head, booking essential on Tarrant Keyneston Village Hall. 2pm. Booking required; tickets 5 with a 'buy one bring one free' deal for children aged Call Tarrant Keyneston Village Hall. 7pm. Booking essential, tickets 8. Call Hardy s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton DT2 8JQ. 11am-5pm. National Trust entrance fees apply. The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JA. 6pm-6.45pm. Free event
4 Gyle 59 Beer History Artisan brewery Gyle 59 hosts an evening celebration of beer with an entertaining and informative talk and plenty of tasting... In collaboration with Ben Richards of Experience Beer a rather special celebration of our national drink - beer! Sadborow Estate Yard, Thornecombe, TA20 4PW. Friday 31st October. 7:30pm. Booking essential, tickets 20 each. To book your place, visit or contact Saturday 1 November Washingpool Farm Tasting Event Kayak, fish, forage at Studland Comins Tea House Japanese Night Screenbites Sturminster Newton Chef Meet and sample GS Foods olives (10am-2pm) and Purbeck Cider (11.30am-3.30pm) at Dike s award-winning family store A second chance to taste various products from around the Dottery Road, Bridport DT6 5HP. Free admission. county. We ll be fishing off the kayaks using rods or handlines for Fore/Adventure, Middle Beach, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AP delicious fresh fish such as black bream, bass and mackerel. We 1pm - 4pm also identify and collect edible plants and seaweeds to go with Booking essential: 60pp, via or any catch we may be lucky enough to hook! phone ( / ) Join Rob and Michelle of Comins Teahouse for an evening of The Quarterjack, Bridge St, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1BZ Japanese food and tea culture pm start; 25pp; booking essential - call After sake on arrival, Japanese chef Taruko Chagrin will be cooking a delicious 3-course meal, each course served with a carefully-matched fine tea. A food related film with tastings from local producers. The Exchange, DT10 1QU. 7pm. Booking essential, tickets 8. Call Shaftesbury Farmers Market Monthly Farmers Market. Shaftesbury Town Hall. 9am-1pm. Poundbury Farmers Market Monthly Farmers Market. Brownsword Hall, 9am-1pm. Sunday 2 November Broadoak Village Breakfast A delicious breakfast menu using locally sourced ingredients Broadoak Village Hall, Bridport DT6 5PY. 9.30am-11.30am. Foraging Feast at Pig on the Beach Join chef-director James Golding and his forager Giuseppe for an afternoon forage around Studland followed by a delicious meal in the hotel s private dining room. Pig on the Beach, Middle Beach, Studland, Swanage Booking essential on pp Kayak safari seashore foraging Jump aboard the kayaks to explore the seashore at Studland and out to Old Harry Rocks, identifying and collecting edible plants, seaweeds and foraging for shellfish and crabs as we go Fore/Adventure, Middle Beach, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AP 9.30am pm Booking essential: 60pp, via or phone ( / )
5 Throughout the Week The Grosvenor Arms Dorset Lunch A set menu using locally produced ingredients. The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JA. Call for table reservations. Served every day from midday 2.30pm. Jaxsons Deli Tastings An opportunity to sample products from around the county. East Street, Bridport DT6 3QP. Normal opening hours. Simon s Deli Tastings An opportunity to sample products from around the county. Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2EN. Normal hours. The Fridge Tastings An opportunity to sample products from around the county. Tudor Arcade (off S St) Dorchester Sturminster Newton Deli tastings An opportunity to sample delicious products from Olives et Al. Sturminster Newton Deli, 1 North Dorset Business Park DT10 2GA. Poundbury Potting Shed tastings An opportunity to sample delicious products from Olives et Al. The Potting Shed, Poundbury Farm Way, Poundbury DT1 3RT Leakers Bakery Tastings An opportunity to taste speciality breads baked with locally 29 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX. Normal opening hours. produced ingredients Afternoon Tea at Taste* Both Taste* cafes are laying on a delicious afternoon tea offer throughout Food Week. Trinity Street, Dorchester (both Dorchester & Chesil) Chesil Centre, Portland Beach Road, Portland The Watch House Café A special seasonal menu and cakes from the Hive Beach Café microbakery. West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN. Normal opening hours. The Hive Beach Café Afternoon tea offer at Dorset County Museum Downhouse Farm trail & afternoon teas FEAST Weymouth A special seasonal menu and cakes, and a fruit and veg exchange with the opportunity to earn tokens to spend in the café. Cream teas and Curator s teas (a savoury version) are available from the museum café at a bargain price of 2.70 all week Visit the beautiful Downhouse Farm on the coast and take a farm walk following special clues ( 1/pp), or simply enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the café Special menus and offers in 18 of the town s eateries see website for full details Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF. Normal opening hours. Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester Normal opening hours. Walks self-guided, 10am-4pm; café open 10am-6pm Throughout Weymouth Town Centre Symondsbury Store Tastings from Dorset suppliers throughout food week Symondsbury Shop, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6HG Coffee discounts at 918 Coffee, Gillingham 918 Coffee Co, artisan coffee roasters, are giving 10% discount throughout the week in their small (but very aromatic) roastery! 918 Coffee, 9-10 Old Market Centre, Gillingham, SP8 4QQ