A warm welcome from The Queens Arms The Queens Arms, Corton Denham is a quintessentially English Georgian Inn set three miles from Sherborne, tucked into hills forming the Somerset/Dorset boarder. The Queens Arms offers a chic rural getaway, as recently recognised by...read more
Dike’s of Stalbridge wins two awards North Dorset supermarket Dike & Son has picked up two prestigious national awards at the 2018 Retail Industry Awards in London. The family-run store in Stalbridge beat stiff opposition from across the UK to scoop Independent...read more
Champion Marmalade Days CEDRICS® brings a taste of autumn to the table Black cats, pumpkins and All Hallows is upon us. The darkening of nights and the clocks going back signals winter is firmly on its way. It is the me for snuggly woolly jumpers in front of large...read more
Seasons Restaurant at The Eastbury Hotel Matt Street – Head Chef at the 2 AA Rosette, Seasons Restaurant in Sherborne, Dorset Recently we have put together a new exciting recipe for the “Taste of the West” book using local produce. The particular main ingredient used...read more
Spring? If only! The orchard should be bursting in to leaf and blossom, but at the time of writing not a bud has broken out. It still looks like mid-winter, as do most of the field crops. With another week in prospect where the yellow orb in the sky remains behind...read more
Did you Know that the word Tapa means “top” or “lid”? The whole tapas eating culture came about because, way back in the day, thoughtful barkeepers in Spain used to provide a bread “tapa” for customers to cover their drinks so that flying insects would not get in. ...read more
Here at The Stags Head we know that Spring has arrived as the Wye Valley asparagus is here; it is absolutely delicious served chargrilled with aged parmesan and a crispy duck egg (yes, really, a crispy egg!). We also get the spring feeling when thinking about and...read more
Lamjuan Thai Restaurant and Takeaway at 24 South Street, Yeovil, BA20 1NN offers authentic high-quality Thai food at affordable prices. Customers can either dine in, in the 26 seat licensed restaurant, take away or have their meal delivered to their door. Lamjuan...read more
We have a lot to thank the Romans for - sewage systems, aqueducts, cement and yes, grape vines! It is long believed that the Romans planted vines around Somerset and made wine. Roman billhooks used for vineyard work were discovered near Glastonbury and amphorae, clay...read more
An insight into tree care by Oliver Dowding With the UK frozen and snowed under, I’ve been using the opportunity while the apple trees are “dormant” to prune them and more. The “new” trees are now heading into their third year. Many have grown strongly, but these...read more
The Swan Yard, Cheap Street
After 24 years in teaching, Rob Davies, a former High School Principal, took the decision to open Vida Comida and bring his passion for Spanish food to beautiful Sherborne.
The fantastic Swan, a public house and hotel for over 250 years is a superb location; full of character and charm - and now fabulously comfortable and welcoming.
Don't take our word for it though... Visit today!