Food & Drink

National Pub Chain Is Serving Ludwell’s Watercress

With the warm weather, salad vegetables are flying out of the shops. Alfred tours Ludwell’s watercress farm with owner Simon Lawes.

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Shaftesbury Outdoor Café Culture Extends To The Commons

Shaftesbury’s Pamplemousse florist and café has placed tables on the paved area at The Commons, opposite The Grosvenor Arms Hotel.

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Shaftesbury And Motcombe Businesses Assess First Week Of ‘Eat Out To Help Out’

There are 27 cafés, restaurants and pubs within five miles of Shaftesbury town centre where you can enjoy 50% off your food bill today.

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Shaftesbury Cafés And Pubs Ready For 50% Off Menu Prices From Monday

You’ll get half-price price off meals at some pubs, cafés and restaurants in the Shaftesbury area from Monday.

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Open-Air Food And Craft Market Will Return In The Autumn

The Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show organisers were pleased with Sunday’s inaugural open-air Food and Craft Market.

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Big Stallholder Turnout For New Open Air Market Today

The first Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show food and crafts market is being held today, Sunday.

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Why Chef Philippa Davis Is A Fan Of Fontmell’s Tea Garden

Private chef Philippa Davis tells us why she loves the tea garden behind the Fontmell Magna village shop.

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Potatoes And Drunk Pigs – North Dorset Farming With David Kerswell

Alfred’s farming correspondent David Kerswell explains why potatoes are not generally grown in the Shaftesbury area.

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Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn Reopens And Requests High Street Tables

The Mitre Inn reopened yesterday, and manager Jana Hackova tells us that she’s had to double staffing numbers at times to meet new social distancing safety rules.

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