Chalkdown chalks up cider award

Chalkdown chalks up cider award

Chalkdown Cider, in Andover Down, Hampshire was awarded Gold for the Best Bottle Fermented Cider at UK’s largest cider competition, the British Cider Championships. The Championship became a prestigious and prominent annual event in the cider-making calendar,...
Ship-sails as Pub of the Year

Ship-sails as Pub of the Year

Pub of The Year 2019 is the Ship Inn, Shaftesbury. Against, as always, excellent competition. The Heart of Wessex Branch of CAMRA named the pub as their star, chosen from around 90 pubs in the branch area. The pub is now competing in the Wessex Regional Championship...
Sunday dinner on the street

Sunday dinner on the street

Street Food Sunday promises an alternative to roast Sunday dinner. Aromas will float around Salisbury Market Place on Sunday, July 28, from 11am until 4pm, when street food specialists display their menus. Food demonstrations are free as well as exciting workshops...
MasterChef winner at County Show

MasterChef winner at County Show

Jane Devonshire, winner of MasterChef UK 2016 is at the 2019 New Forest and Hampshire County Show cooking live at The Kitchen by Chewton Glen in the Local Produce Market on Wednesday, July 31, at 1.30pm. Jane will cook fresh locally sourced produce from across...
Monty and Mabel’s is back with a bark

Monty and Mabel’s is back with a bark

By Viktor Berg Wilton’s dog café Monty and Mabel’s reopened on May 18 and is a safe space for dogs to have a treat and run around, and people can come too. “We are a people-friendly dog café and we want to be one of the beats of Wilton’s heart,” new owner Sam James...
Recipe of the week: Cheese & Chilli Bites

Recipe of the week: Cheese & Chilli Bites

In the next installment of Talk Eat Laugh’s recipe of the week they present the perfect picnic snack – cheese and chilli bites, which they sometimes use as canapes for their Supper clubs. The next Supper Club at Dinghams Salisbury is on Saturday, June 15...
Cheese awards at Bath & West Show

Cheese awards at Bath & West Show

The British Cheese Awards 2019 are at the Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset on Wednesday, May 29. The awards celebrate their 26th birthday at the  new location in Exmoor Hall, opposite the Main Ring. It has a dedicated area where cheesemakers sell...
Rising above and beyond

Rising above and beyond

It seemed like a good idea at the time. “Let’s meet up next week and walk up Melbury Hill to the beacon – the views are superb.” Well, yes, I am sure the views are superb, but as we arrive, the fog has enveloped the fields and the eerie cloaked hush would not be out...
Free speech café launched

Free speech café launched

The first Bemerton Heath Democracy Café is in St Michael’s Community Centre on Saturday, June 1. The event is the latest venture by Salisbury Democracy Alliance after the launch nearly two years ago of Salisbury Democracy Café, which, the organisers say, continues to...
Recipe of the week: Coconut, Mango, Lime and Chilli Panna Cotta

Recipe of the week: Coconut, Mango, Lime and Chilli Panna Cotta

A vegan version of panna cotta, brought to you by Talk Eat Laugh. This is a vegan pudding in the style of a panna cotta. But don’t let that put you off – it’s a great summertime, refreshing, light dish. 1 tin (400g) Coconut milk 35g (6 Tablespoons) Coconut milk...
Councillors object to Snooty Fox plan

Councillors object to Snooty Fox plan

Changing the use of The Snooty Fox, Brook Street, Warminster, from a public house to a dwelling has been criticised by Warminster Town Council’s Planning Advisory Committee.

Cheesy event pays homage to fromage

Cheesy event pays homage to fromage

In celebration of Eurovision, said to be the cheesiest event in the world, SpareRoom is launching a unique free pizza topped with 41 different cheeses from the 41 nations competing in this year’s song contest. The ‘Quarantuno Formaggi’ is topped with a cheese sourced...

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