The Half Moon is located 5 minutes from Bridport in a small village on the road to Beaminster. The pub itself is a beautiful thatched pub that has been recently taken over by young couple Dan and Cami who have done a brilliant job at refurbishing it. The interior is beautifully furnished and combines elegance with the classic pub feel. There is also a spacious beer garden that is the perfect spot to grab the last bit of evening sun. Since Dan and Cami took over they have added in garden activities for children like a giant black board.
We are thrilled to introduce you all to Hope Pointing, a young foodie from the Bridport area, who has already an enviable resume! She has joined the West Dorset Foodie team and will be promoting West Dorset’s amazing hotels, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Local music lover Mark Sexton has curated a series of concerts within the walls of Bridport’s most picturesque venue at St Peter’s Church Eype, also known as Eype Centre of the Arts. The events run under the name of Bridport LIVE, and showcase an eclectic line up of top quality musicians in a licensed venue, with disabled facilities and free parking.
We jumped at the chance when we were invited to attend the opening of Langham Wine Estate’s Tasting Room! Langham sparkling wines have been top of our list whenever there is family celebration and it is grown & produced just up the road!!
Top female Dorset food producers have come together to launch the Dorset Food & Drink Calendar 2017, in aid of local Dorset charities Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and Julia’s House. The calendar highlights up-and-coming foodie females making waves in the UK food producer scene. With UK artisanal produce and Dorset brands becoming increasingly popular, the calendar offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about the dynamic women behind these popular brands.
Pennsylvania Castle was built in 1797 and has been through many guises through it’s history, starting life as a home for John Penn Governor of Portland, then in the 1950’s into a hotel. Since then it was a private home and now as a holiday home, also catering for weddings, private and corporate functions and other events. Part of the estate is the next door caravan park and this is where you will find the new Hayloft Cafe.
A brand new artisan gelato being handmade in Bridport?! – when John and I were invited for a tour of Baboo Gelato’s base we didn’t need asking twice. Sam and Annie launched Baboo Gelato in March this year, following a 2 month kitchen fit out and 10 months of recipe, packaging and brand development. Annie trained in Bolognia and all of the recipes are her own.
When we were invited to attend a Murder Mystery Evening at West Compton Manor, I must admit it is not really my idea of fun, but Vicky loves things like this, so we accepted. West Compton Manor is nestled in real deepest West Dorset and is the perfect place to hold a murder mystery, “in Compton Valley no one can hear you scream!”
The Brewery Square, Dorchester has brought many restaurants, bars & cafes to the area. Mostly they are nationals, but scattered close by are a few wonderful independent establishments and Yalbury & Yvon’s is one of these gems.
Billy Winters (locally caught Weymouth Bay prawns) Diner Bar is the brain child of Nigel Bloxham, the owner and chef of the Crab House Cafe. Billy Winters is a place we have been meaning to visit since it opened last year, but never got round to it until today.