Shaftesbury is famous for its hilltop setting and our steep slopes were at the centre of the action on Sunday.
Food & Drink
Final preparations are underway for the Shaftesbury Food and Drink Festival on Sunday, 12th May. James Thrift is one of the event’s organisers and he’s promising a full range of fun activities, starting at 10am.
Last year, Shaftesbury shoppers enjoyed the experience of one-off pop-up shops. Now a town centre café is offering new food choices through a series of pop-up restaurants.
St James pub, Ye Olde Two Brewers, will open this weekend with a new landlord and landlady, Dimitrios and Lynne Damalitis. The husband and wife team are in listening mode and they’re keen to hear what locals would like from ‘the pub down the hill.’
The Donhead Apple Company grow their own fruit in their 3.5 acres of orchard. It’s a beautiful setting, opposite a thatched greenstone cottage, overlooked by the 15th century tower of St Mary’s Church. Read More
Carolyn Hopkins is very well known in Shaftesbury. She made many good friends during her thirteen years working at the former Turnbull’s deli and café. And now she’s launching her own cheese business.
The Managing Director of Reeve The Bakers says that Shaftesbury remains an important store location for his family-run business. Gary Reeve was in the town on Thursday morning for the reopening of his refurbished High Street shop.