Our team is passionate about the Estate and it’s fantastic location. We are fortunate to work with local suppliers who share our interest in sustainability and offer something different to our guests.
We know these suppliers well and they have worked with us to create wonderful food and drink options across the Estate.
We only really discovered Fordington Gin in Summer 2020, although it has been in operation for several years. We were looking for a new welcome arrival gift for guests and as Gin drinkers ourselves we had always dreamed of making our own Gin. If only we had time! Ros and the team at Fordington were lovely and whilst we cant make our own Gin we can certainly offer you Fordingtons wonderful local botanicals.
Liberty’s Cottage Bakery
Liberty is a self-taught baker, providing ‘The Hayloft’ with our sweet treats. Starting her business in her mums cottage kitchen in Portland, she has combined her love of baking and being creative to provide us with cakes that are not only tasty but look great too!
Rolly’s Brownies is based in Weymouth on the Dorset Coast, run by Helen Adams. Helen bakes to order using the best ingredients possible including free-range eggs from Sherborne and organic stoneground flour from Stoate and Sons in Shaftesbury. This ensures you get the freshest, gooiest brownies delivered to your door.
Fountain Rock Coffee Roasters
As with so many things when many of us grew up in the area you suddenly realise one day that a company is run by people you know. We were drinking the coffee before we realised the link and are so pleased that Andrew & Alice have found their own coffee company in Weymouth.
A bite of Sicily in the heart of Dorset. Peppina is a family-run business that takes pride in its authentic Sicilian recipes and ingredients. Providing ‘The Hayloft’ with a variety of savoury options, made locally in Poundbury, Dorchester
Brace of Butchers
Located in the heart of Poundbury, Dorchester, “Brace” is part of HRH The Prince of Wales vision of a town with local shops supplying produce from the area. They have been the perfect partner to provide local produce for our guests in hampers with all you need to make lunch or have a BBQ. Its worth a visit along with the other local shops, and a magnificent pub at the heart of the town.
Arrive & Cook
Inspired by the taste of great home-cooking, their dream was to find a better way of doing business: working for people and the planet, not just profit. With locally sourced ingredients from farmers and suppliers they trust, their home cooked, freshly prepared meals are a great add on to cook on your arrival or during your stay.