Food & Drink

Shaftesbury Historic Café Reopens As Tearoom And Tapas Bar

An iconic Shaftesbury town centre tearoom will open under new management in time for Shaftesbury Fringe weekend.

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Gold Hill Cheese Runner Beats Own Record At Packed Shaftesbury Festival

Shaftesbury is famous for its hilltop setting and our steep slopes were at the centre of the action on Sunday.

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Food, Views And A Unique Tradition – Why You Should Visit Shaftesbury Food Festival

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.

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Themed Evening And Sunday Food Events Starting in Shaftesbury

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.

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New Shaftesbury Pub Team Promise Friendly Local and Greek Food

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.’

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The Chef Who Wants You To Enjoy Vegan Food

ThisIsAlfred meets the East Orchard-based chef who wants Shaftesbury to discover how much variety a vegan diet offers.

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Shaftesbury Pub Experiments With Meat-Free Meal Night

Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn is marking World Vegan Day with an entirely meat-free menu. Read More

Impress Your Friends With Your Own Pressed Apple Juice

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

Gorgonzola Is Back! – Former Turnbull’s Manager Launches Mobile Cheesemonger

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.

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Bakery Boss Unveils New Look Shop To Loyal Shaftesbury Customers

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.

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