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West Melbury Couple’s ‘Dream’ Vineyard Visitor Centre Opens

West Melbury couple, Joe and Becky Fear, open their Breezy Ridge Vineyard Visitor Centre today.

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Shaftesbury’s Weekly Pizza Man – Tim Henry

Alfred meets Shaftesbury’s weekly pop-up pizza man, Tim Henry.

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Shaftesbury Vineyard Holidays – Sample A Bottle, Sleep In A Barrel

More Britons have discovered wine during the lockdown. Wine sales increased by 30% last year. And this summer, Visit Dorset is expecting increased visitor numbers.

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Shaftesbury’s New Gelato Shop Opens

Alfred meets the owner of Shaftesbury’s new gelato shop.

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Gold Hill Museum Will Help The Salt Cellar Serve More Outdoor Diners

Tim Askin says he’s looking forward to welcoming back customers to his Salt Cellar restaurant.

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Two Hospitality Industry ‘Oscars’ For Grosvenor Arms’ Group

The Stay Original Co has owned Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel since 2016.

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Meet Shaftesbury Resident Anna Del Conte – Nigella’s Favourite Food Writer

Anna Del Conte became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food and she has been awarded the highest honour of the Republic of Italy for her work.

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The Wonders Of Wild Garlic With Shaftesbury Chef Philippa Davis

When we launched The Alfred Daily on 22nd March 2020, one of our first show guest was Tiggy Walker. She told us how she had been foraging for wild garlic to make pesto for her husband, Johnnie.

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Angola ‘76 Replacement ‘Mustons’ Will Still Be A ‘Community Venue’

The manager of Angola ‘76, Sally Francis, says she’s grateful for our community’s support.

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Shaftesbury Chef Needs Help Expanding Following Takeaway Trial Success

Five months ago, Rupert Walts and Alex Myddleton started selling takeaway Mexican-inspired dishes and soul food from Angola ‘76’.

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