Food & Drink in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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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Mexican makeover for craft bar

On Friday Salisbury residents and visitors can enjoy an authentic Mexican experience in the heart of the city at the newly-refurbished independent restaurant Tinga. Formerly known as Danny’s Craft Bar & Kitchen the restaurant has been transformed from an American...

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A taste of Turkey comes to the city

A new restaurant opened in Fisherton Street, Salisbury on Monday, November 12. More than 100 guests attended the opening of Lalahan, including special guests city councillor Atiqul Hoque, Cllr Amanda Foster and Mayor Mike Osment. The mayor cut the ribbon watched by a...

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Zizzi re-opens with a fizz

Zizzi, the restaurant at the centre of the March spy intrigue, has been completely refurbished and re-opened for the first time today, Tuesday, November 6. Diners are invited to try the new Autumn menu and pay what they think their food is worth. The payments will be...

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New-look bakery rises to the occasion

Picture courtesy of ThisIsAlfred.com By Elizabeth Kinerk Reeve The Baker in Shaftesbury is the latest of their shops to undergo a refurbishment. “Footfall has definitely increased,” manager Lisa Shortland said. "All of the customer feedback has been 100% positive. The...

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Benett is best for real beer in Camra local branch contest

Among excellent competition, The Benett Arms, Semley was chosen as Pub of The Year from around 90 pubs in the branch area. The pub now goes into the Wessex Regional Championship covering East Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, South Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel...

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Salisbury wakes up to smell the coffee! 

New, fully compostable takeaway cups, complete with a unique limited edition sketch of Salisbury Cathedral has been launched by the independent café and kitchen Real Eating Company. The caterer has been part of Salisbury life since 2016, and the proprietors claim ‘We...

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Teenage Market and Foodie Friday fun returns

Salisbury’s Teenage Market is back in the Market Place on Friday, August 10, alongside the popular Foodie Friday Market in the Guildhall Square. The markets are run by Salisbury City Council and are open from 10am to 4pm. The free Teenage Market is a unique platform...

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Under new management, and favourite river garden opened

The Ship Inn at Burcombe has reopened after a change of management. It is welcome news as it is an idyllic summer venue, with a well-tended river garden. New owner Michael Richmond recently retired as a surveyor, but has come full circle and returned to managing pubs,...

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Flavours of Wilton

People don’t think of Wilton as a place to dine out in. Wilton is a short cut to avoid the A303, or the town which is the last stop before Salisbury. Think again! Park the car and wander round, you will be surprised to see how many alternative places there are to eat...

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Artisan cooking is welcomed to Wilton

Coffee Darling has had a long overdue makeover by recent new owners Lindsay and Russell Hudson. Lindsay and Russell decided to settle in Wilton 18 Months ago, after years of nights camping and serving street food from their truck at festivals. Lindsay learnt to cook...

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King John Inn receives prestigious award

The King John Inn is in the small village of Tollard Royal on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset and home to the UK’s top premier shoot locations, including renowned Ashcombe and Rushmore estates. The village inn received top-level excellence with the title ‘Hotel Of...

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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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