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Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2015 – Thursday 3rd December

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The main event of this week is Dorchester’s Christmas Cracker the OFFICIAL start to Christmas in Dorchester! This year looks set to be bigger than ever with lots of festive activities going on. The date for your diary is Thursday 3rd December from 5.30pm Dorchester Christmas Lights switch on at St Peters Church at 6:30pm… Read more »

Brewery Square Christmas Event

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The countdown to Christmas in Dorchester 2015 has officially begun – and it all looks set to be fantastic week of celebrations starting this weekend in Brewery Square and then the OFFICIAL start to Christmas in Dorchester with Cracker Night.   Kicking off the festivities is the Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Skating in… Read more »

Interview with new Brewery Square Wine Merchants Morrish and Banham

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

A new wine merchants has opened up in Brewery Square this month. Morrish and Banham Wine Merchant and Tasting Room has set up shop opposite Dorchester South train station. Co-founder of the business is Mark Banham, who will be well known to local wine enthusiasts after running Palmer’s Wine Store in Bridport for 13 years…. Read more »

Join the Great Dinosaur Hunt this Half Term

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester comes alive this October half term with the Great Dinosaur Hunt. Children can explore this award winning Museum to discover the answers to the clues and solve the dinosaur mystery. The Dinosaur Museum is the perfect place for the dinosaur hunt with its exciting blend of actual fossils, skeletons, and… Read more »

Dorchester Super Sleuth 2015 Results Revealed

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

  The Super Sleuth 2015 competition has now come to an end so we can reveal the answers to this year’s quiz. The children of Dorchester (and our visitors) needed to prove how good their detection and observance was when it came to finding secret locations of shops and businesses around town that joined in with the… Read more »

Dorchester Favourite Business Awards

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Winners of the Dorchester Favourite Business Awards were presented at the Dorchester Business Improvement District AGM held at the Wessex Royale Hotel. The Winners Are…. In a hotly contested competition, 111 Dorchester business were voted for by the public. Coming out top of the pile was The Fridge delicatessen based in Tudor Acade run by… Read more »

Free ‘Try This…’ Workshops Return To Dorchester

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Following last year’s successful set of free workshops in Dorchester the ‘Try This…’ festival is set to return to the County Town in October. ‘Try This…’ offers residents of Dorchester and the surrounding area the chance to participate in free workshops and taster sessions led by members of the community and local groups. This year’s festival is taking… Read more »

Dorchester’s Independent Restaurants are a Winner on TripAdvisor

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Independent restaurants in and around Dorchester are definitely the flavour of the month as they are currently dominating the local listings on the travel review site TripAdvisor. Nearly all of the top 25 restaurants currently listed for the town are independently run, plus an incredible 18 of these are based in the town centre, making the… Read more »

Dorset County Show 2015

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

The weather was kind to us at the Dorset County Show this weekend – and what a show it has been. We had a great time visiting all the tents and watching the various events. Here’s a few of our highlights from Saturday – we hope you had a great visit too.

Old Photos of Dorchester

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

It is always interesting to look back at how things used to be. Viewing old photos of Dorchester allows us to see how the previous inhabitants of the town used to live and how the architecture has largely remained unchanged. Whether it’s seeing a proud shop keeper outside his establishment in the town centre or viewing our predecessors… Read more »