There’s a rich tradition of eating and drinking well in Dorset and the delightful coast and countryside are bursting with traditional inns and family friendly pubs where you can sample Dorset’s famous local produce.
Enjoy the true flavour of Dorset
Dorset boasts many specialities from Dorset Knob biscuits to Portland Dough Cakes and tingling Dorset Naga chillies plus a whole heap more! Experience what makes Dorset so special by sampling some of our local, delicious offerings; we promise you won’t regret it and that you’ll be asking for more!
A trip to the seaside also wouldn’t be complete without a cone full of delicious local, handmade ice cream…we promise that it’ll be some of the finest ice cream you’ve ever tasted!
A Foodies Paradise
Whether you want to enjoy a riverside picnic, a seaside lunch, a top-notch meal at a high-end restaurant or simply just buy local ingredients for a tasty evening barbecue, Dorset’s friendly farm shops, farmers’ markets, cafes, restaurants and pubs will provide you with mouth-watering food made with the finest, most delicious produce in Dorset.
Local farm shops and farmers’ markets are crammed full of some of the tastiest and freshest local food, the most difficult thing will be knowing what to choose!
What’s your tipple?
All this delightful food will need something equally delicious to accompany it. Good job we also have a fine selection of Dorset brewed ales, ciders and award-winning wines! Palmer’s Brewery is among the UK’s very best small independent brewers, working to traditional methods with the finest ingredients – why not give their Dorset Gold a try? If you prefer a bit of fizz then you should try some Langham Estate or Furleigh Estate wine. Those dinosaurs who wandered this land millions of years ago have laid down their bones to make the perfect soil to grow world-class still and sparkling wines. Why not take a brewery or vineyard tour and discover how our fine wines and sumptuous ales are produced…you might even be lucky enough to sample a glass or two!
Dorset Food & Drink
Many of Dorset’s local food and drinks are truly homegrown on the soil of Dorset and are recognised as ‘Dorset Food & Drink’ – look out for the logo to find products accredited under this scheme or visit the website. If you would like to sample some of the finest Dorset produce, you can also order a hamper of 100% Dorset sourced food and drink online from Cherry Picked Hampers.