Discover Dorset's County Town

Seasalt Celebrates 1st Birthday Since Opening in Dorchester

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Ahoy there! Would you believe that it’s been a whole year since Seasalt’s Dorchester Shop opened their doors for the first time? Their shop team has been busy over the past 12 months with new product launches, fantastic competitions and getting out and about in town throughout the year with special promotions. Chris, the Dorchester Shop… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Shirley from Mirari Lingerie Boutique

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The lingerie and swimwear specialist Mirari based in Antelope Walk has now been trading in Dorchester for over 12 years and since 2004 Shirley Ryan has owned and run the business. We took the opportunity to catch up with Shirley at her busy boutique to try and find out the secret of her success and… Read more »

Masterchef semi-finalist Marcus Wilcox to take over Sienna

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

  Sienna, the Dorchester restaurant which won a Michelin star in 2010, is to be taken over by a Marcus Wilcox who was a 2013 semi-finalist on Masterchef. Currently head chef at the Rose & Crown in Trent, near Sherborne, Wilcox has acquired a lease on Sienna which Russell and Eléna Brown have run for… Read more »

Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Dorchester

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

  Google Maps has just become a lot more interesting with the release today of a function which allows you to start playing Pac-Man on the map that you are viewing! The black Pac-Man logo has appeared in the bottom of the map screen, all you need to do is hover over it and it… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Meg from COOK

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The frozen food specialist COOK has now been based in Tudor Arcade for over two years. Having recently taken over the COOK franchise we took the opportunity to catch up with the new franchisee owner Meg Gibbons to find out how it’s all going. 1.       What is your history working with COOK and how did… Read more »

DT1 in Top Ten Most Desirable Postcode Areas in the Country!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Dorchester’s DT1 postcode has been revealed as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.   In an attempt to find the country’s most desirable places to live and work the Royal Mail comissioned a study which found that the county town’s postcode is up there with the best. The study was… Read more »

A New Guide to Keep Track of “Who’s Who in Thomas Hardy”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

If you love Thomas Hardy’s novels but sometimes get confused by the characters and plot twists that occur throughout his work, then worry no more as a concise reference book has recently been published to help unravel the mysteries that can occur when reading Hardy. This guide presents for the first time this century a… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Michelle & Mel from Munchkins Play Cafe

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dorchester is quickly becoming the epicentre for the hometown fun feeling in the region. With businesses expanding, new ones opening, and for let signs disappearing, the feeling of a downturn economy is out of sight for the County Town. One business that has recently expanded and relocated to Trinity Street is Munchkins Play Cafe. Owners,… Read more »

Dorchester BID Launches Dorset Dialect Trails

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Words from Dorset’s past have been unveiled on a series of new trails launched in County Town by the Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District). 43 unique Dorset Dialect ‘plate clocks’ have been positioned around the county town to create six different themed trails. They are in a variety of different shops and other locations dotted… Read more »