Here at Classic Cottages we are delighted to be involved in promoting the October Dorset Food and Drink Festival. This is a great event and gives local suppliers the opportunity to showcase products from this beautiful county. Wherever you are staying in Dorset from Sherborne to Purbeck, Christchurch to Bridport, you will be in easy reach of some special treats.
The week- long festival celebrates Dorset’s farm shops, restaurants, pubs, bistros, cafes and markets with tastings, cookery courses, workshops and – well – just a delight of food and drink to indulge in . With a feast of opportunities from farm to renowned restaurant, there is something for everyone to try, taste, and take home with you after your stay.
Living in the area, here are some of my personally tried and tested favourites to tempt you;
The Mark Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis – fish straight from the boat, an innovative menu along with views to match the food. Try the Hix Fix!
The Furleigh Vineyard, Salway Ash, nr Bridport – the best of English still and sparkling wines. Taste and take a tour in a beautiful setting.
The Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock – right on the Jurassic Coast with its sister..
The Watch house Café, on the pebbles, West Bay Bridport
Enjoy a taste of the real ‘Dorset’ and we’ll continue with our ‘market research’- what a delicious task!