Discover Dorset's County Town

Jewellery Shops in Dorchester

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Whether you’re after a pretty piece from a renowned designer or a statement necklace no one else will have, a great place to head to Dorset’s County Town. The fantastic choice of independent jewellery shops in Dorchester make it a great destination to find that perfect piece. We round-up the best independent jewellery boutiques in town to help guide you to… Read more »

Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Dorchester Literary Festival – Looking Forward and Back Last year was the first ever Dorchester Literary Festival and it proved to be a great success with well attended events and enthusiastic audiences. Among the highlights were talks by Kate Adie, Dom Joly, Tracy Chevalier, Richard and Judy and Julian Fellowes. After the event everyone was… Read more »

Interview With Avenue Interiors

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Since opening Avenue Interiors in November 2015, Gary Lancaster has experienced popular demand for the furniture, gifts and tableware which he stocks in the eye catching showroom based on Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester. We caught up with Gary to find out a bit more about the business and also what his customers have been buying since… Read more »

Cerne Abbas Giant Cover Up in Westminster

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A local brewery has had their logo censored in a Houses of Parliament bar because of the shock that might cause. Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale is currently on sale in the Palace of Westminster’s Strangers’ Bar but the pump clip, featuring our happy local chalk giant has been covered with a fig leaf because of the offence… Read more »

12 Romantic Restaurants in Dorchester

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we thought we would take a look at the most romantic restaurants in Dorchester. If you are looking for a cozy, candle lit dining experience to take your loved one to then there are some great restaurants to choose from in the County Town. Sienna Where better to start our run… Read more »

Dorset Underground Map

Friday, December 18th, 2015

A map showing Dorset in the same format as the London tube map has been created. The Dorset underground map was created by Charlie Slade, who is Dorset born and bred but now lives in London. Charlie said One evening, during a particularly slow journey home on the Victoria line I wondered how big the Underground… Read more »

Dorset is the Best Place to Live in England, According to New Survey

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The best and worst counties to live in England has been revealed and it has been found that Dorset is the best place to live in England! The research carried out by B.heard, a values-comparison platform, judged England’s counties on “essential services” including the quality of schools, crime data and number of people in poverty. The counties were… Read more »

Will it be a White Christmas in Dorchester?

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Many of us want to know if it will be white Christmas in Dorchester. For many of us, snow is synonymous with this time of year. Bing Crosby famously dreamt of it, while adverts, advent calendars, movies and Christmas cards are all decorated with snow-filled scenes of a White Christmas. However, for most parts of… Read more »

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 »