Barrel in herb garden

Fresh, local ingredients are sourced directly from producers here in Dorset.  Not only does local produce taste better, it has less food miles and supports growing businesses on our doorstep.

Meat & Fish

The Dorset Charcuterie Company

Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

Only ever sourcing free-range, wild or traditional breeds directly from small farms within the Purbecks, Dorset Charcuterie hang, butcher, season, cure, dry, smoke and mature all their own products from start to finish, coupling age old traditional methods with state of the art modern techniques in their purpose built on farm charcuterie located just across the courtyard from the cookery school.

Brace of Butchers

Dorchester, Dorset

With a very short supply chain, Brace of Butchers source entire animals  direct from local farmers. This is what they believe to be respectful and responsible purchasing. This ensures their specialist butchers, Rob and Ben, are able to produce some of the best products you can find. They skillfully and carefully cure and age the meat in-house to improve the texture and flavour.

Samways Fish Merchants

West Bay, Dorset

Samways is a family run business with 50 years of experience in the fishing industry. Specialising in West Country Fish sourced directly from fishermen and the local ports.

The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings and has always been a family run business, established in January, 1961 by Mr. Clifford Samways from a small wooden barrow, selling his catch on the harbour side.


Woolsery Cheese

Dorchester, Dorset

Woolsery Cheese is a small family-run goat and cow cheese manufacturer. At Woolsery all cheese is handmade using traditional methods and the finest fresh milk to produce a range of cheeses from soft through to hard cheeses, in either goats milk or cows milk.

Woolsery Cheese believe in everything being as natural as possible with no artificial additives or ingredients, just natural milk. The milk is handled with great care as is the cheesemaking process so as to produce premium quality consistent cheeses.

Cook Shop

Niwaki Japanese Knives

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Influenced by his time in Japan and his creative background, Jake Hobson set up Niwaki to offers specialist kitchen knives, pruning and woodworking tools from Japan.  Almost everything in the range is stuff he uses himself, and has been sourced from his time spent in Japan. His carbon steel kitchen knives can be found in our cook shop.