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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 »

Interview with Myra from Sushi + More

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

If you’ve had the opportunity to try out the food at Sushi + More, then the chances are you’ve experienced the striking flavours of Chef Myra’s sushi, tempura and gyoza — widely regarded amongst the finest in the region. What’s the secret behind these delicate creations? Where does Sushi + More’s mastermind find her culinary… Read more »

Vote for your Favourite Shops and Businesses in Dorchester

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Have you ever wanted to shout about your favourite shop/business in town? The Dorchester BID is running a competition to help give recognition to the businesses that you most enjoy visiting in Dorchester. Most people recognise the importance of having a healthy high street on their doorstep and in a world of on-line purchasing, what… Read more »

Dorchester Super Sleuth Photo Competition starts 18th July

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Last summer the Dorchester BID (in association with the Town Council) ran the highly successful ‘Sporting Country Flags’ competition. The feedback from the shops, mums and dads, grandparents and of course, the kids was so positive that we had to have another one this summer! This year’s competition…….Are you a super sleuth? We are looking to… Read more »

Take part in The Great Dinosaur Hunt at Wise Owl Toys!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

In a year where dinosaurs are high on the agenda with the release of a highly anticipated film, dinosaur fans will be delighted to hear that they can enjoy more jurassic fun with The Great Schleich Dinosaur Hunt at Wise Owl Toys toy store. Running until 11th July (or until the dinosaurs eat all the… Read more »

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 »