Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support (SCARS) are hosting a Brew & Bake Afternoon in The Hub@Stalbridge on Friday 13th October from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The event has been organised in support of Prostate Cancer UK and the continuing work that SCARS do in the Stalbridge Community. Come along for some fun and a natter and support these two worthy causes.
Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Biscuits and good company will all be served up on the day and there will be a Tombola with many a great prize to be won.
Proceeds from the Brew & Bake will go to Men United (Prostate Cancer) and proceeds from the Tombola and sales table will go to SCARS. You can find out more information on these organisations by clicking on the buttons below.
Join Margot and her team at Thyme After Time Cafe in Stalbridge for their ever more popular Curry Night!
Thyme for A Curry!
Friday, 13th October, 2017 @ 7pm
Ok, so now Autumn is here and so many of you have asked.. when when when is your next curry night- here it is! By far our quickest sell out night and always enjoyed by all. If you love a curry, then you need to come along...
Sharing platters to start at your table-
Poppadums with selection of dips- Turmeric mint dip, Red onion dip, Homemade mango chutney
Our homemade carrot and cumin bhajis
Main Course Buffet- choose one or two or have some of them all, your choice!
Goat Curry (subject to supply, if we cannot get hold of the goat meat then we will cook lamb curry)
Pumpkin, spinach and black bean dopiaza
Side dishes of-
Red onion, lettuce and black onion seed salad
Homemade Naan Bread
Local pear tatin with cardamon, ginger and cinnamon
Marshfield Funky banana Icecream
Homemade meringue mess tower with cream, coconut, mango and passionfruit
Jaffa Cake Gateau
Our delicious Americano coffee using 'Reads' Coffee beans of Sherborne will be served to you at your table.
Price per head - £29.50 payable upon booking.
We are very happy to reserve you a provisional table for 24 hours while you muster your friends!
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal. Click on the link Below to book online or contact the cafe.
As in previous years, we are hoping for perfect autumnal weather on Saturday 21st October for the 2017 Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival. The town will be busy with traders, happy sponsors and, as always, thousands of hungry and thirsty visitors.
There will be professional chef demonstrations in the Cornmarket from David Shepherd of La Fleur de Lys in Shaftesbury, Pete Murt from Rick Stein in Sandbanks, Sarah Ali, and new this year, Lisa Osman from the All Hallows Cookery School in Wimborne St Giles (see my blog about Lisa).
Our new sponsor, Wimborne's Dacombes of Leigh Road, will be running a competition on their High Street stall to win a Fortnum & Mason hamper, and Volvo will again be running their successful prize draw to win dinner for two at Rick Stein in Sandbanks plus a chauffeur driven Volvo.
The First Fontmell Beer & Cider Festival
This weekend will see the much anticipated annual Fontmell Fete. This year the Fontmell have an exciting evening line up:
Friday 15th September from 6pm
Beers & Cider from Keystone Brewery, Sixpenny Brewery, Ringwood Brewery, Marstons, Cranborne Chase Cider, Dorset Purbeck Cider Company, and other established breweries.
Food - Pizza and Fish Shack from 5pm
Music - No Fixed Abode & The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show
Saturday 16th September - (Village fete 1-5pm)
Back to the Fontmell for
Food - Hog Roast - 6pm start
Music - Salt of the Earth & Jamarca
Beers & Cider - as Friday
We do hope you can join us and support our ever popular village fete.
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0PA
The Season for dining alfresco may be drawing to a close, so where can you go for some 'in casa' posh nosh this autumn? Stalbridge Info presents our guide to restaurants.
We have only featured restaurants with their own websites and those with nice enough looking websites to look like they might be a good place to go and have a decent meal in pleasant surroundings. So why not take a look? Just click on the button below.
Stalbridge Parish are hosting a Harvest Supper and Quiz evening on Saturday 23rd September at Stalbridge Hall. 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Tickets £6 - available from Candy's in the High Street. (children 12 years and under- FREE)
Please bring your own drink and cutlery.
All proceeds to the Church of St. Mary, Stalbridge.
Dike & Son supermarket in Stalbridge is looking for lovely landscape shape pictures of rural life, landscape, architecture, the seasons, wildlife, farming, countryside traditions or crafts, festivals and fairs to feature in their annual calendar. For more details of how to submit your photographs just click on the button below.
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival returns on the 9th and 10th September, with food demonstrations, children's activities, music and entertainment.
Stalbridge fish whisperer Martyn Else will be demonstrating fresh fish recipes at 11.00am on Sunday. If you've ever been to his fish restaurant in Milborne Port you'll know what an opportunity you have to find out some of his secrets to great fish dishes.
Click on the buttons below to visit the Cheese Festival website or Martyn's "Something Else Fishy" restaurant.
Thyme After Time Shake, Rattle n' Roll Evening
Friday 8th September, 7pm
We are very excited to have managed to pin down the local legend that is Clive Smith to come and sing some rock n' roll for us and he is very good! Clive will be singing for the first hour of the evening so we will start the food feast a little later than usual.
Menu for the evening will be American diner style! (see below)
Thick icecream milk shake in flavour of your choice- vanila, strawberry or chocolate
Hot and kickin' chicken wings
Homemade onion rings
Corn on the cob with melting butter
Main Course (On this occasion the main course will be done on an order basis not a buffet)
Please choose one of the following-
6 oz Butchers Beefburger in a bun with salad, cheese, fried onions and chips
Our 'foot long' hot dog in a baguette with onions and chips
Warm chicken caesar salad with warm chicken breast, smoky bacon, parmesan, croutons and served with classic caesar dressing
Corned beef hash served with a pot of our homeade baked beans
Vegetarian option - Mac n' cheese- classic macaroni cheese
Every table will have a bowl of our homemade coleslaw
Desserts- please choose one of the following-
Warm whole fruit cherry pie (made with Dorset grown cherries from Milborne St Andrew!) and either cream or custard
New York Cheesecake with glazed strawberries
Warm American style pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries
American style icecream sundae with fruit, jelly, icecream and cream
Our delicious fresh Americano coffee will be serrved at your table
To book and pay online click the button below
Hi all, after many requests we have decided to set a date for our next Afternoon Tea!!
It's on Saturday 8 July from 14:00–16:00 at Something Else Fishy Restaurant, 1 High Street, Milborne Port. 01963 250225
Afternoon tea is £12.50 per person and includes lots of scrummy homemade cakes & bakes as well as a glass of sparkly on arrival.
Our last event was a busy one so please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
An 'Oriental Excess' Evening with Thyme After Time Cafe at Spire Hill Farm.
A feast of the orient is what our next event is all about, all those favourite dishes we all love!
Once settled at your table we will present you with sharing platters.
Main course will be a colourful and tasty buffet to visit as many times as you like!
Followed by a dessert buffet and then a cup of our delicious fresh coffee.
Price per head £29.50
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal.
We hope you will join us?
Friday, 23rd June, 2017 at 7pm
Tickets £29.50 each
CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND BOOK YOUR TABLE
SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE SWAN STALBRIDGE!
This coming Sunday 14th May, The Swan will be serving roast dinner from 12 midday until 3pm. There will be a choice of Roast Beef or Lamb with 5 vegetables and homemade Yorkshire Puds. £9.95 per person.
Desserts will be available at £3.45. This weeks choice will be:
Baileys Cheese Cake, Profiteroles or Apple & Raspberry Crumble
all served with Cream, Ice Cream or Custard.
To book, please ring 01963 362224
WOW something new has arrived at Something Else Fishy!!
We are now offering stone baked pizzas in our brand new pizza oven.
They are currently only going to be available in the restaurant to start with but watch this space.......
Something Else Fishy: 1 High Street, Milborne Port
Potatoes are cheap as chips to buy, but only a few can turn them into magical sticks of delight...
In our humble opinion there are only two purveyors of fine chips within a short distance from the centre of Stalbridge. The first is Stalbridge Fish and Chip Shop. Click on the button below for more info.
The second centre of excellence for chips is Something Else Fishy in Milborne Port. Well worth a short drive for your chip fix. They also have a wonderful seafood restaurant above the shop. Click on the button below for more info.
After a day out at one of Dorset's beautiful beaches you might want something more than the lovely Fish n Chip suppers available, before you head back home. Here are some links to Seaside Restaurants and Cafes at Dorset Beaches which are either at the beach side or a short walk from the beach. Some of them you might not even know exist, and we've done the "surfing" (so you don't have to!) to find out where they are and what they offer. Just click on the picture below to find out more about Dorset's Seaside restaurants...
What's in a name?
Restaurants throughout the years have come up with quirky names to attract customers to their restaurants, but here in Dorset it's the food that sells the venue. So say goodbye to Thai Tanic, Pitta Pan, Tequila Mockingbird, Wok this way, Lord of the Fries, The Codfather, Lord of the Wings and Lox, Stock and Bagel, and welcome to Dorset's Boringly Named Restaurants and Gastro Pubs!
Have you heard of South Street Kitchen? Angola 76?, Tamburino Gold?, The Stapleton Arms? ....No? Then it's time to have a look at the Stalbridge Info Guide to Restaurants near Stalbridge. Just click on the pic above...
Stalbridge has a few venues you can hire out for your event or party. Click the button below to find out where and how you can hire a venue.
Stalbridge is home to some very good Event Catering Companies. Check out our guide to what they offer and how to engage them for your event by clicking on the button below...
This Sunday 16th April
The Swan Pub are serving up another delicious Sunday Lunch
Breaded Brie with Cranberry Jelly or Prawn Cocktail
Roast of the day is Beef or Pork
Nut Roast (V)
with up to 5 veg and Home made Yorkshire Puddings
Baileys Cheese Cake or Fresh Fruit Pavlova or Chocolate Fudge Cake
All served with either Fresh Cream or Ice Cream
Two Courses £13.95
Three Courses £16.95
Child £ 5.50 1 Course, Dessert £3.45
To book, please ring 01963 362224
This Sunday (2nd April), The Swan in Stalbridge will be serving another delicious roast dinner from 12 noon to 3.00pm.
Roast Beef or Turkey or Nut Roast (V)
with five vegetables and homemade Yorkshire Puddings.
£9.95 or £5.50 for children.
Profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce, Lemon cheesecake
or Apple Crumble all served with cream, ice cream or custard.
£3.45 (£1.80 for ice cream only)
To book, please ring 01963 362224