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A History of The Eldridge Pope Brewery

Monday, September 10th, 2018

For over 100 years the imposing Eldridge Pope Brewery was one of the most important buildings in Dorchester, at the centre of the town’s economy and the involvement with the Pope family. This is the story of the Brewery throughout the 19th and 20th Century. The Origins of Eldridge Pope The link between Dorchester and… Read more »

Free Things To Do in Dorchester With The Kids

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

When it comes to free things to do in Dorchester that you and the kids can get involved in, there’s plenty out there! From the vast amount of landmarks, historic locations, events and other attractions, you’re bound to find something that tickles the families fancy this summer! These attractions range from historic Roman structures such… Read more »

Kao San Thai Restaurant in Dorchester

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Dorchester is blessed with a wide variety of restaurants. Visitors and locals to Dorset’s County Town wanting a taste of the east are also well catered for. Those wanting to experience the authentic flavours of Thailand will not be disappointed either. Kao San Thai restaurant on High West Street in Dorchester serves up a huge range… Read more »

Dorchester Events in 2018 Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Events Calendar – Outdoor Events in Dorchester 2018 With the summer month upon us the list of the free events taking place in Dorchester has been announced. Maumbury Rings and The Borough Gardens will again be the focus of for over 30 outdoor events being hosted in the County Town.   Borough Gardens May Sunday 13th… Read more »

Vinny At Six – A Hidden Gem

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Since it opened its doors last Autumn, Vinny at Six located in North Square in Dorchester has been offering a warm friendly welcome to their customers. With ever changing food and drinks menus, this independent cocktail bar and restaurant has been wowing people from the word go with their intimate decor, service and flavours. We… Read more »

Dippy is Proving to be a ‘HUGE’ Success

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Dippy arrived safely in Dorchester on the 3rd February and after the grand construction he was officially opened to the public on the 10th February. Dorset County Museum in Dorchester is the 292-piece replica Diplodocus’ first stop of the UK tour and he will remain in town before leaving on the 7th May. Local residents… Read more »

Big Visitor Bringing Big Opportunity to Dorchester Business

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Next month Dorchester will welcome the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus, on public display for the first time outside of London’s Natural History Museum with Dorset County Museum being the first stop of his UK tour. Dorchester BID are looking to support the very special visitor by investing in the Dippy experience. The £5000 investment… Read more »

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2017 

Monday, December 4th, 2017

December is now here which means Christmas is right around the corner! The annual Christmas Cracker event in Dorchester is a great way to spark the festivities with loved ones! The official start to Christmas in Dorchester! This year, the Christmas Cracker is bigger and better than ever. The date for your diary is Thursday… Read more »

Cow & Apple – Dorchester’s Newest Restaurant Hits the Spot!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Cow & Apple is the latest independent restaurant to open in Dorchester next door to The Plaza cinema on Trinity Street. Specialising in serving great burgers and ciders, their tasty menu and chilled out atmosphere have been enticing Dorchester’s foodie crowd through their doors since opening in August. We caught up with owner Gareth Witt… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition 2017 – Winners and Answers

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The 2017 Super Sleuth has now competition closed. We have been bowled over with the number of entries in to this year’s competition. We hope everyone who took part enjoyed it as much as we did putting together the competition and clues. This year saw a growing number of youngsters sleuthing around Dorchester looking for… Read more »