10. Let England Shake
If you missed this album last year grab it now. Recorded at St. Peter’s Church in Eype, Let England Shake went on to win local girl PJ Harvey a host of awards including the 2011 Mercury Prize. See if you can spot the Dorset locations in this video, PJ’s ode to England.
9. Hats Off to T.Snook
Trading in Bridport since 1896, Snooks is the place to go for that special piece of headwear. They stock around 3000 pieces (no baseball caps!) so you are sure to find something special. BEST BUY: Panama Bowler Hat. It’s made especially for Snooks and looks smashing with a three piece pinstripe suit.
8. Bridport Market
What do you buy for someone who has everything?
You might just find the answer on South street. Every Saturday from 8am you’ll find it lined with bric-a-brac, antique and affordable vintage stalls.
BEST BUY: ethically sourced, hand crafted, Vietnamese laquerware handpicked by the stall owner.
7. Natural Beauty
Did you know that 60% of what you put on your skin ends up in your blood stream?
With this in mind, aromatherapist Olivia Chapman, has created an all natural skin care range in her Bridport workshop. Free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, mineral oils, artificial colours or fragrances, Oleo Bodycare is simple, affordable and effective. BEST BUY: Geranium & Orange Body Lotion @ £11 and Replenishing Facial Moisturiser @£15.
6. The Perfect Cup of Tea
5. Fine Ale
Traditional. Independent. Quality Ale and Quality Pubs.
4. River Cottage Cookery School
Bread, Veg, Game, Fish and Gluten Free to name but a few of the courses on offer at River Cottage. Perfectly paced, your day will start with a tractor ride down to the farm and a morning tea with tasty treats in the famous River Cottage farmhouse and kitchen garden. You can book a specific course or buy a voucher online. BEST BUY: Chocolate Skills and Cookery – Run by none other than Claire Burnet from Chococo…
Hand-making chocolate on the Jurassic Coast since 2002, these guys use locally sourced cream and seasonal, natural flavours to ensure their chocolates are as fresh and delicious as possible. They look amazing too! BEST BUY: Seasonal Selection Box @ £24.95
Yes Wasabi. The real thing. Fresh. Ever eaten it?
Well here’s your chance. The Wasabi Company have been on a three year mission to grow fresh Wasabi and they’ve succeeded. Their farm in Bere Regis is the first in Europe to grow and harvest this rare and expensive vegetable. Get yours now before the chefs buy it all up. The word is out!
1. Slow Fashion
Unique and quality products made to stand the test of time