Ad After a £1.3m investment and refurbishment The Talisman in Park Gate reopened in 2022 with a brand new look, tasty menu and outside courtyard.
Here’s your guide to this popular Hall and Woodhouse pub based on the edge of Southampton…
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Ad|PR The pop of a cork. Perfectly rectangle finger sandwiches. The smell of scones as you crack them open, still warm from the oven. Patisserie that looks like a piece of art. Savouring every bite. There’s just something about a really good afternoon tea that can’t be beaten.
And, there’s nothing quite like taking tea in a beautiful setting, with attentive, excellent service that lets all of the week’s stresses melt away.
Afternoon tea at Chewton Glen in the New Forest is just that, relaxed elegance in rural Dorset.
Find out more about this little slice of luxury, a quintessential part of British culture… timeless and classic.
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ᵃᵈ Just before the second lockdown happened I snuck in a visit to Kala Thai in Bournemouth.
Thai is one of my favourite types of food and I was excited to discover chef Tom Saengthong hails from Bangkok.
I was invited to review and was excited to try something new and head into Dorset.
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ᵃᵈ Stand in the dock, get held in the cells, and find out about the people who were brought to justice…or not in some cases!
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum covers 200 years of local crime and serious legal drama from the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. Well, we are in Thomas Hardy country after all!
Dorchester’s Shire Hall is worth visiting to discover the trials and tribulations of Dorset’s past, for a slice of cake (or more!) at the incredible cafe and for its interesting programme of upcoming events.
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A big shout out to Coffee Saloon, a local independent that is producing excellent tea and coffee in Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth.
If you’re in the area swing by for a coffee, it won’t disappoint.
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The beginning of my year was spent in Australia and it was bliss. But, when I came home I realised we just don’t have the cool cafe culture the Aussies do.
I’m always on the look out for a new coffee place or a spot to spend a long lazy Sunday morning and South Coast Roast is my new favourite. Continue reading “Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth”