Food & Drink in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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...

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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.

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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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Watch: How to make the perfect cup of coffee

Tisbury's own artisan coffee makers Geniuscoffea roast the best beans from all over the world to produce the perfect brew. Holger and Lale Mauch roast the beans at the chapel in Tuckingmill, then take...

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New café restaurant

A new on-site café serving fresh coffees and lunches to all its tenants and members has opened at Heywood House. The café is in the stunning Victorian Palm House in the vast grounds of the house on the classic country estate 1.5 miles north of Westbury, with its...

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Pick up a pint of science in the pub

Head down to your local pub to hear scientists discussing everything from vaccines to disease outbreaks. Pint of Science Salisbury is a scheme drawing expert scientists down their local to answer the biggest question: what next? Public Health England scientists...

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Lucky Horseshoe

The Horseshoe at Ebbesbourne Wake has been voted Country Pub of the Year by members of Salisbury & South Wilts Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. The Horseshoe is a traditional inn run by the same family for almost half a century. Branch Chairman Ian Turner...

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A Celebration of Summer Bounty

Curators of gastronomic adventures, Sorn, have teamed up with Roth Bar & Grill to present an exclusive outdoor feast in the woods of the Fonthill Estate. A Celebration of Summer Bounty from Field, Forest and Fire is a summer lunch celebrating seasonal and...

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Pub pulls another prize award

For the fourth time in a decade, The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, was voted Pub of the Year by members of Salisbury & South Wilts branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Landlady Lisa Saberton was presented with the winner’s certificate by Ian Turner, chairman of...

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Recipe of the week: roast lamb with a twist

By Becky Dowst and Rachel Muse Talk Eat Laugh Roast lamb has been the traditional meal of Easter Sunday since before Christ was around, let alone crucified. The roast lamb meal has its roots in early Passover observances before the birth of Christianity. When Egypt...

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Roast dinner hacks you can pass off as homemade

We lead mega-busy lives these days, right? That means the tradition of eating family roasts together is being snubbed due to our hectic schedules. It’s no surprise, given the amount of time they take to cook. It’s a shame since eating together can support a solid...

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Recipe of the week: Spiced, smoked salmon kedgeree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlumqjkJQpw&feature=youtu.be   Another recipe from Talk Eat Laugh's collection. Spiced, smoked salmon kedgeree. Becky Dowst: "My go to lunch on a miserable grey day. It’s colourful, flavourful and loaded with protein to keep...

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Recipe of the week: Chicken wings!

Rachel Muse and Becky Dowst at Talk Eat Laugh this week share their own crispy and spicy chicken wing recipe, a particular favourite of one of their Premier League footballer clients. Pre-heat oven to 220C. Double-line, with foil, a large baking tray (with a lip). Cut...

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Recipe of the week: Sweet potato and orange cheesecake

Just in time for the weekend, Rachel Muse and Becky Dowst from Talk Eat Laugh brings you Sweet potato and orange cheesecake. A recipe for a delicious decadent pudding, but lower in fat and higher in protein than a normal cheesecake. Sweet Potato and Orange Cheesecake...

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Review: Maul’s Wine and Cheese Bar, Salisbury.

A bit of a foodie heaven, by Valley News Undercover I have to admit I thought it felt a little like an experiment as we took our table at Salisbury’s fairly new Wine and Cheese Bar: was it really a top idea to hoover up several plates, or slates as it turned out, of...

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Recipe of the week by Talk Eat Laugh #homecooking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GExiqhUms0U&feature=youtu.be   Introducing our  weekly recipe from TALK Eat Laugh, run by Rachel Muse and Becky Dowst, is a Salisbury-based catering company operating locally and internationally. Check out this weeks vegan...

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Village pub to be refreshed

The Grade II listed pub and restaurant, The Rose & Crown, in Tilshead has been bought by Dr Priya Naraynsingh and Riccardo Grigolo. They plan to refurbish and reopen in time for the summer tourist season. They Said: “We hope to run The Rose & Crown as a...

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Recipe of the week: Pancakes!

Introducing our new weekly recipe from TALK Eat Laugh, run by Rachel Muse and Becky Dowst, is a Salisbury-based catering company operating locally and internationally. In addition to cooking for elite athletes around the country and in Europe, they also hold regular...

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The Mill set for enhanced re-opening

Work has begun on refurbishing The Mill pub, a landmark building in Salisbury city centre. The pub could reopen in April, after the major refurbishment by the pub’s owner Greene King to return to its original name of The Bishop’s Mill, in a nod to the building’s...

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Henry’s cut out for the job

Henry Hayball is only 15 but has already worked as an apprentice butcher at Pritchetts Butchers for a year. Widely praised by customers for his excellent service and good attitude, he has also learnt how to cut meat and all the joints and bones. “My dad was pushing me...

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Where to eat out for Veganuary #veganreccomendations

We are heading out of Veganuary into the rest of the year. But why stop eating vegan now? Thankfully, these days, restaurants and pubs have many more vegan choices to choose from. In Salisbury the Old Ale and Coffee House is an atmospheric gastropub, where Tom, the...

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Couple breathes new life into pub

The new owners of the Barford Inn chose the pub because of its history and the community around it,  and they aim to be a big part of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU4I3kr7Jr0 On a community initiative, they held a village Christmas lunch on December 23 for 70...

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Deserved boost for Indian street food

Congratulations to Café Diwali! Rasheed and his team won the Asian Curry Award 2018 for the Best Casual Dining Award. “We were nominated by the public,” Sheila, the manager said. “And we want to thank all the customers who took the time to nominate us. There were...

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