Food & Drink in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

The Big Lunch comes to Wilton

The Big Lunch, a national community event, which started at the Eden Project in Cornwall, comes to Wilton on Sunday June 18, 11 - 4pm at Wilton Shopping Village. The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project: the concept being that as many people as possible...

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Taste of Istanbul in heart of the city

By Will Bradley Malik Ozbelek is welcoming customers to a new Istanbul mezze bar in Rollestone Street, Salisbury. “Visitors love the food and love the place, but they don’t know we are open,” Malik told Valley News. The large Turkish restaurant has room for 50 covers...

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Bridge re-opens with warm welcome

By Will Bradley Rural pub-restaurant The Bridge Inn, Upper Woodford, is under new management. The Woodford Valley village pub on the picturesque River Avon, will serve fresh local produce, local ales and fine wines, in a relaxed atmosphere. The family-run business has...

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New menu to celebrate a year in business

Nadder Valley Pizzas, a pizza takeaway delivery service based in Dinton, is celebrating its first year in business. The service delivers from Hindon to Wilton, Wylye to Tisbury, Broad Chalke, and everywhere in between. "After a year of making many, many pizzas, I can...

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Wheatsheaf sows its seeds in new bid for success

By Will Bradley Dan and Tia, new owners of The Wheatsheaf Wilton, are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the recently renovated pub, restaurant and B&B on the A36. The ambitious couple took over the premises in September last year and have completed...

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Boutique’s bark matches its bites – and coffee

By Will Bradley Monty & Mabel's, a new dog-friendly coffee lounge and luxury pet goods shop will open in Wilton, North Street on April 29. Wilton-based Corinne Roberts, who has 16 years’ experience as a midwife, admits the unique new venture will be a steep...

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The Dogg darts into Dinton

The Wyndham Arms, Dinton, sponsored the first-ever Darts festival at Dinton Village Hall on April 7. The event followed last year’s Wyndham Arms Darts Exhibition with Wyndham Darts team vs Scotty Dogg. A total of £689 was raised for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, a charity...

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Year of spicing up Salisbury celebrated

By Will Bradley Café Diwali, in Crane Street, Salisbury, celebrated its first year on March 22 and is a now a well-established successful business. Indian-born chefs Rasheed and Bartkath have created a unique dining experience in the heart of Salisbury, as well as a...

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Brewery supports Salisbury Live

Local beermakers Hop Back Brewery is sponsoring Salisbury Live during the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival fortnight. Salisbury Live is three weekends of four nights of free gigs in pubs and other venues in the city, and live music in the Market Square on...

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Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley South Newton’s Bell Inn has rung in the changes and been completely refurbished. New owners David and Nicky are welcoming back visitors to the 300-year-old rural pub on the A36 not far from Wilton. The couple took over the premises in July last year...

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Performance transformed for business members

By Will Bradley Specialist business adviser Julie Hutchison was guest speaker at a special Valentine’s Wilton and District Chamber business networking event at The Queen’s Head, Broad Chalke on February 14. Julie gave an entertaining insight into ways of improving...

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It’s a sign – not!

Wiltshire Council has rejected an application for 24 signs to advertise a new McDonald’s drive-through and restaurant on the outskirts of Salisbury. Council said the controversial signs in Salisbury created an ‘unco-ordinated cluttered visual appearance’. The signs...

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Historic Inn transformed

By Will Bradley A family-run Inn on the outskirts of Dinton has been revamped and a new dining area added, with a menu featuring freshly-prepared, locally-sourced produce. Carly and Matt have been at The Penruddocke Arms for three years and have made huge changes to...

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Community pub needs more local support

By Will Bradley The old traditional village pub in Great Wishford, saved by villagers just a few months ago, is now seeking more support to preserve its position. The newly-refurbished Royal Oak re-opened in May 2016, after a nine-month closure. A team of 15 villagers...

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Festive focus on Fisherton Street

Long-known for its diverse range of independent shops and retailers, Fisherton Street has continued to expand in 2016, providing an exciting alternative to the chains that dominate our high streets, and a broad range of gift ideas for all the family this Christmas....

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Your guide to a super special Christmas

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of the best things about this magical time of year is gift-giving, but it doesn’t come without its stresses – and that’s why we’ve eased up the load with a special guide. So get your Christmas all wrapped up with the Valley News...

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City curry house is hot on winner’s tail

By Vaida Tamkiene Local Indian street food restaurant Cafe Diwali beat many other entries and was ‘highly commended for the casual dining restaurant of the year’ at the annual Gala Dinner and Asian Curry Awards 2016 on October 23. Opened only in March, Cafe Diwali was...

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Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley Regulars have been returning to the Bell Inn, Wylye, since it re-opened on September 3, with a complete refurbishment to welcome customers back to the picturesque village pub. The Inn was closed for almost a year before Andy Fuller and his family...

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Christmas calzones served in Dinton

Christmas calzones will be served throughout December by Nadder Valley Pizzas, Dinton. “A calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza originating from Naples in Italy. A folded pizza allows for more ingredients to be stuffed inside,” revealed Elly, owner of Nadder Valley...

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‘Rainbow on the Lake’ to serve up events

By Will Bradley A popular Wylye Valley pub is planning to serve up regular events to attract more customers. Deborah Anderson is the new general manager at the Rainbow on the Lake, on the A36, after her family took over the premises on July 1, from the Penny family,...

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Christmas Market returns to heart of the city

Salisbury Christmas Market returns to Salisbury’s Guildhall Square, from November 24 to December 18. The festive family market is bigger this year – the fifth – and improvements include a new improved layout and undercover seating in Queen Street, next to catering...

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Shaftesbury Food Assembly moves to larger venue

Shaftesbury Food Assembly-Collection has moved to the Belmont Suite at The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury. The online site is now open until Monday at midnight. Fiona and Maggie, Food Assembly hosts, said: "Visit foodassembly.com/en/assemblies/8239, where you can...

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Local cheese choice wins global award

By Vaida Tamkiene Wilton’s Archett and Garne Delicatessen was named finalist at the Global Cheese Awards 2016 and won their first trophy as ‘Best Local Independent Cheese Counter Runner-up’, firmly propelling them onto the regional stage. The award, by the longest...

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A touch of France

France is ‘at home’ in Salisbury with a French Market as part of the Vintage Market on Friday, September 30, and again at the Salisbury Charter Market on Saturday, October 1, in the Guildhall Square. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm and sells bread and pastries,...

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