Food & Drink in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Popping up for Deepest Dorset

Discover some of the secrets of Dorset’s past when journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir talk about their new book, Deepest Dorset, at a pop-up talk at the Chalke Valley History Festival, on Sunday July 3. History is written all over Dorset – from the Cursus...

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Royal Oak blossoms

The Royal Oak in Great Wishford has opened for business after nine months of no beer. The opening was a major success for villagers who have spent months persuading the freeholder to allow them to help recruit a new landlord. The pub bar is open for drinks and work is...

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Tasty times for Dinton

Not many small villages can match the tastes of Dinton, eight miles West of Salisbury and the same distance East of Shaftesbury. With two business parks, and large employer M J Abbott, Dinton also has two pubs serving food, The Wyndham and The Penruddocke Arms, and a...

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Family-run gastropub celebrates big anniversary

The Coppleridge Inn, Motcombe, marked a quarter of a century in business, so Valley News asked the owner Chris Goodinge to reveal his secret of success, for a special anniversary feature, supported many local businesses. Click here to read or download the full feature...

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Fresh Pizza delivers success

By Will Bradley Nadder Valley Pizza is celebrating a successful launch as the business has established itself in the rural community. The new pizza delivery service based in Dinton opened on April 7, serving fresh pizza in an area from Hindon to Wilton, Wylye to...

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World darts champion in action at The Wyndham

The Wyndham, Dinton hosted a night of exhibition darts with Scotty Dog Mitchell BDO Darts World Champion on April 14. The event was ticket only, and was a sell-out success with more than 85 sold. Paul and Mary, proprietors at The Wyndham for the past five years,...

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Rural pizzas delivered in Dinton

A new rural pizza service in Dinton is now open. Nadder Valley Pizzas is a delivery service for local people and local businesses. The pizzas are cooked fresh to order, and the dough is made daily with homemade sauces. The service will deliver from Hindon to Wilton...

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The complete dining experience

The latest edition to the family, Koh Thai Tapas Salisbury, which opened in March, takes pride of place as one of the largest restaurants in Salisbury. With 140 covers, split level dining, and two relaxed bar areas, they cater for every occasion, including private...

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Café Diwali spices up the city

New Indian restaurant Café Diwali held a preview night for local businesses on March 20, as the new restaurant looks to spice-up Salisbury with an official opening on March 21. Guests were treated to samples dishes and drinks in the new intimate setting on Crane...

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Meet the publican

Elizabeth Edwards, The Queens Head, Broad Chalke, 01722 780344. Describe your pub in three words? Friendly, welcoming, homely. What do you like most about your pub? I have a great team working with me. The pub is full of character and surrounded by beautiful...

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The in-Vince-able landlord

By Will Bradley Vince Kernick – landlord at The Barford Inn, Barford St Martin, will run the London Marathon on April 24 for the fifth time. His chosen charity is Prostate Cancer UK and he aims to raise more than £2,000. Vince has been landlord at The Barford Inn for...

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Baroüshka brands a new dining experience

Restaurant Baroüshka is the new food heaven opened recently on Fisherton Street. It rightly complements Salisbury’s diverse culinary scene by offering fresh and healthy Lebanese food, as well as a unique opportunity to experience real Mediterranean attitude. The...

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Meet your publican: The Fox and Goose

Meet Keith & Sue Smith from The Fox and Goose Coombe Bissett Describe your pub in three words? Traditional, Village Freehouse What do you like most about your pub? The customers and our great staff How do you attract customers to your rural location? We have a...

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‘Proper hamburger’ promise – with 30 jobs

Byron, the British restaurant group specialising in ‘proper’ hamburgers, open their first restaurant in Wiltshire - in Salisbury’s Old George Mall on New Canal. It brings more than 30 jobs to the city. Old George Mall now has just one empty unit out of 42 and follows...

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Free house status for popular inn

The Bear Inn, Wilton now has free house status as it is no longer tied to Hall and Woodhouse Brewery. Landlord Jason has agreed a tenancy with Wilton Estate. He has been landlord at the inn for six and a half years and believes the change to a free house will benefit...

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More awards for old farmhouse inn

The Coppleridge Inn, Motcombe, just outside Shaftesbury, has just received notification of two significant awards. Firstly The AA has given the popular village venue their Silver Star Award, which highlights highly-recommended hotels offering a superior level of...

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NJAC hijack!

NJAC, the bespoke cocktail - making service takes over Salisbury Arms Craft Bar on November 26 with a diverse cocktail menu to show off their skills. Owner and head mixologist of NJAC, Josh Pugh, will take charge of the popular craft bar for one night only, with a...

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Mill wins Best Cheap Eats in the West awards

Fisherton Mill, Salisbury has been voted No.1 in the West of England in the Observer's Food Awards, beating off every other entrant from Salisbury to Land’s End, but a just reward for 21 years of hard and creative grind by owner and chef Michael Fox. Now in its 12th...

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A royal reopening

The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe, Nadder Valley, unveiled its renovation on September 2 and is off to a great start. The Royal Oak re-opened for the first time since 2007 revealing a warm, cosy interior with a sleek but traditional finish. The stunning furniture was...

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Cafe gets the ‘High-5’

Cafe reaches ultimate hygiene rating after make-or-break takeover By Sam Woodhouse on Work Experience Cafe Blend, in Wilton, achieved the ultimate accolade in the world of cafe owners when they received a hygiene rating of five from the council. Cafe owner Kenan Sen...

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Market Day to include food festival

Organisers of the Salisbury Food & Drink Festival 2015 promise a weekend full of fun, food and family activities. The annual festival includes events throughout the weekend, including a hedgerow herb walk with Rachel Heathcote at the River Bourne community...

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New keepers at The Bridge

The Bridge Inn, Upper Woodford reopened on June 27, and new proprietors Kelly Brotherton-Cawte and Dean Handley are excited about running their first pub after years of running pubs on a freelance basis. The Woodford Valley village pub is on the River Avon, will serve...

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