The King’s Arms in Dorchester Reopens After Stunning Renovation

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

The highly anticipated reopening of The King’s Arms in Dorchester has arrived in style. Having been acquired by Stay Original in 2016, the historic venue has undergone a major renovation with a spacious ground floor bar and restaurant. Now the popular bar, restaurant and hotel is open once again. We couldn’t be more delighted to… Read more »

Virtual Dorchester – Heritage Open Day 2020

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Dorchester will be taking part in Heritage Open Day on Sunday, 13th September. ‘Virtual Dorchester’ is a fascinating online celebration to showcase Dorchester’s 6,000 year history including a peek at some of its many heritage destinations. The event supports national Heritage Open Days and the 2020 theme of ‘Hidden Nature’. Virtual Dorchester – An online celebration With… Read more »

Dorset Museum Topping Out Ceremony Video

Friday, August 21st, 2020

We have been watching the developments closely for the exciting refurbishment of Dorset Museum. It was great to see Lord Fellowes of nearby West Stafford join in the celebrations. He placed the final brick in the ‘topping out’ ceremony in Dorchester, to celebrate the completion of structural work. You can watch the ceremony in a… Read more »

Court House Bistro – New Restaurant in Dorchester

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Court House Bistro has recently opened in Dorchester’s Antelope Walk. This exciting new addition to the town combines the talents of experienced chef Matthew Jefferies with the historic Oak Room setting. We caught up with award-winning chef and owner of the business Matthew Jefferies for a few questions. What is the history behind you… Read more »

Eat Out to Help Out in Dorchester

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The new Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched in Dorchester. Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get £10 off meals & soft drinks during August! The Eat Out to Help Out scheme runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. It comes in the form of a much-welcomed treat from… Read more »

Antelope Walk – Transformation For Historic Dorchester Location

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Over the past 12 months a transformation has taken place in one of Dorchester’s most historic locations, Antelope Walk. With over £50,000 of investment, the Walk has seen unit refurbishment, roof repairs, exterior upkeep and exterior re-painting in beautiful Farrow & Ball paint. New businesses in Antelope Walk The Walk is steeped in history and… Read more »

Love Dorch – Welcome Back To Dorchester

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Dorchester BID has teamed up with Dorchester Town Council, and Dorchester Chamber for Business to launch ‘Love Dorch’.  This is supported by Dorset Council’s county-wide campaign to Stay Local, Shop Local. A joint effort to provide a welcome back to Dorchester town centre after lockdown. Working together to make your shopping experience as safe and… Read more »

Dorchester Roman Town House Set For Upgrades

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Dorchester Roman Town House is set for improvements in the coming months. Plans have been put in place for new information boards and improved accessibility. The site is one of several around Dorchester that date back to Roman times. The free-to-visit historic Dorchester landmark is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in… Read more »

Masks4All volunteers and key workers in Dorchester

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

A local not for profit group have taken inspiration from the international Masks4All movement to produce free masks for local volunteers and other frontline workers in Dorchester. Inspired by the international Masks4All movement Rosie Lees commented on how he idea developed: “We wanted to help essential workers but without putting any pressure on medical grade… Read more »

Support Tips For Businesses During Lockdown

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

If you are business in Dorchester looking for support during the coronavirus crisis, there are a number of new tools available to help. Recently launched initiatives from the Government, National Lottery and local councils offer various levels of financial support. Here are a few tips your business may be able to take advantage of in… Read more »