News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

13 Glorious Dorset gardens open now

Monday 13 July 2020

Meet Alice on The Wonderland Trail at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and explore the Capability Brown landscape at Sherborne Castle

National Trust’s Kingston Lacy House is open again!

Monday 13 July 2020

The National Trust’s Kingston Lacy is opening its house to the public once more, here are 5 highlights not to be missed

Tiggy Walker: ‘How I became my husband’s side-kick on his BBC Radio 2 show’

Friday 10 July 2020

Our new columnist Tiggy Walker tells us how she ended up sharing the airwaves with her husband DJ Johnnie Walker on his BBC Radio show

Recipe: Make the National Trust’s Honey Tea Bread

Friday 10 July 2020

The kitchen at Kingston Lacy in Dorset shares a classic teatime favourite

Fast Sourdough Pizza

Friday 10 July 2020

Luke Stuart, founder of the award-winning WhitePepper Chef Academy & Cookery School at Lytchett Matravers shows you how to make sourdough pizza with toppings

10 photos of the Dorset AONB that will inspire you to visit

Thursday 9 July 2020

Covering just under half of the county, the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a place you just have to pay a visit once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted...

7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Thursday 9 July 2020

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

The winners of Landscapes for Life Photo Competition

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Over the next three months we will reveal the 12 photographs of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that a panel of judges chose for our 2021 calendar

A ramble around Sutton Poyntz and Bincombe Hill

Tuesday 7 July 2020

From Chalbury Hill, Bincombe Hill and Came Down, there are wonderful views over Weymouth Bay to the Isle of Portland that will reward you on this challenging walk

We interview Netherbury’s The Gravity Drive plus an exclusive performance

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Somewhere in deepest West Dorset STU LAMBERT discovers The Gravity Drive preparing their second album The Wildlight for lift off

10 award-winning restaurants reopening in Dorset

Tuesday 7 July 2020

With the new one metre plus rule in place for social distancing how are our county restuarants planning their reopenings from Super Saturday and beyond

Matt Budden’s best ever Gooseberry Crumble recipe

Friday 3 July 2020

Chef Matt Budden shares his secret recipe for creating a mouth-watering gooseberry crumble

Two iconic brewers in Dorset reveal which pubs they are reopening this July

Friday 3 July 2020

With the new one metre plus rule in place for social distancing how are our some of our Dorset pubs planning their reopenings from Super Saturday and beyond

Sunday lunches & roasts in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Thursday 2 July 2020

Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

Villages in Dorset: 10 of the prettiest places to visit

Thursday 2 July 2020

Dorset villages are some of the most beautiful in England – think winding lanes, thatched cottages and a cosy pub or welcoming tea room. We suggest ten of the prettiest villages to visit in the county

Top Dorset Families In Business

Thursday 25 June 2020

From farms to retailers, manufacturers to jewellers, we applaud their contribution to both the economy and the diversity of our business landscape.

The ultimate Dorset walking guide

Tuesday 23 June 2020

With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

Potato gnocchi with chorizo

Monday 22 June 2020

Luke Stuart, founder of the award-winning White Pepper Chef Academy & Cookery School at Lytchett Matravers shows you how to make knock up some gnocchi

Share values down, dividends cancelled. Not for Acorn’s Property Bonds

Monday 22 June 2020

Property continues to defy the odds and remains an asset you can rely on

Could you bake a Bridport showstopper?

Thursday 18 June 2020

It’s the Great Bridport Bake Off! Could you bake a showstopper that represents Bridport for their #BakeBridport cake competition?


Thursday 18 June 2020

Chef Matt Budden shares an easy veggie summer canape recipe to enjoy with that sundowner

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Thursday 18 June 2020

Here’s our pick of some of the best events that are happening in the county this weekend

13 of the best afternoon teas and cream teas in Dorset

Thursday 18 June 2020

This week (12-18 August) marks National Afternoon Tea Week! From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel, Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cakes, bakes and brews in the county

Best ever recipe for flapjack

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Chef Matt Budden of Schpoons & Forx at the Hilton Bournemouth shares his family flapjack recipe

How AFC Bournemouth got match ready during lockdown

Wednesday 17 June 2020

AFC Bournemouth’s Club Ambassador and First Team Coach Steve ‘Fletch’ Fletcher discusses the return of Premier League football and training during lockdown for the Cherries

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