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Corto Maltese Tapas Bar in Dorchester – Interview with Sara Fernandes

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Corto Maltese is a new tapas bar which recently opened in Dorchester. Run by Sara Fernandes (part of the team at Basilico), the new tapas bar offers traditional Iberian flavour with a creative approach, combining seasonal local produce. Everyone is very much invited to come along for a journey of flavours through Spanish and Portuguese… Read more »

Armour & Embarkation 2022 – In Pictures

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Dorchester had an amazing turnout and atmosphere for Armour & Embarkation 2022 at the weekend. A convoy of over 65 WW2 military vehicles made their way through the town to a fantastic reception from the enthusiastic crowds who lined the streets to be part of the very special occasion. The event was organised to turn… Read more »

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Dorchester

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The nation is gearing up for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and Dorchester is no exception. There’s a fantastic choice of things to do for all ages taking place around Dorset’s county town. Here’s a round-up of Jubilee events in Dorchester on the lead-up and during the special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to… Read more »

Armour & Embarkation is Coming To Dorchester

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

A unique event is set to take place in Dorchester on the 18th June 2022 – Armour & Embarkation 2022! Probably, for the very last time (due to fuel costs, equipment age and general practicalities/logistics) a convoy of between 50-75 WW2 vehicles (including Jeeps, motorcycles, trucks, armoured vehicles and even Sherman tanks and other rare… Read more »

Walnut Grove – 21 Year Anniversary in Dorchester

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Walnut Grove is a friendly, family run restaurant and coffee shop in Dorchester serving a range of delicious dishes made from locally sourced produce. The menu offers a variety of tasty treats all served up in a welcoming atmosphere and charming location in Durngate Street. 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the current and long-standing… Read more »

Easter Events & Activities For All The Family In Dorchester

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Spring is a wonderful time of year in Dorchester. As well as the improving weather, the daffodils are in bloom and the town has a variety of Easter events and activities all the family can enjoy. From Easter egg hunts to local craft markets, there is something for everyone, especially those who are fond of… Read more »

Grassby & Sons – 160 Years of Service To The Community

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Grassby & Sons is a family-owned funeral director and memorial masons based in Dorchester, Dorset. Going strong through six generations, the family business has recently passed its 160 year anniversary of service to the community. Congratulations to the Grassby & Sons, an outstanding Dorchester business for over 160 years.   Foundations of Grassby & Sons… Read more »

Kitchen Style of Dorchester – 21 Year Anniversary

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

This year marks 21 years since Leigh Hastings Murray launched Kitchen Style of Dorchester as a Limited Company. Over the years the business has developed an enviable reputation for its professional and reliable service as well as competitive prices. We recently caught up with Leigh in the High East Street showroom to ask a few questions… Read more »

Dorchester Family Science Fair

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Building on the success of the last event in 2019, the Dorchester Family Science Fair will be taking place at the Dorset Museum on the 13 March from 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. This free (but ticketed) activity is sure to bring out the Marie Curie or the Isaac Newton in you! Entrance this year is strictly… Read more »

New Super Dorchester Tourist Information Point

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

A new Dorchester Tourist Information resource has opened this week. The main Post Office on Trinity Street has now opened as the first Super Tourist Information Point (TIP). Dorchester BID set up the TIP initiative initially and there are lots of locations across town where you can pick up leaflets and information about visiting Dorchester… Read more »

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