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Hix Sculpture Trail Auction Dinner

Langmoor Gardens in Lyme Regis not only stands in the most desirable location in town with a panoramic view of Lyme Bay, but also has some award winning Californian style naturalistic planting and a super inspiring sculpture trail. Read more

The Old Dairy Kitchen

Plating upThe thing that prompts me to get motivated to write my blog is often great food, but my kind of great food these days comes with an added level of magic to allow it to register in my catalogue of moments of pleasure.

That magic is meaning. Unless something has meaning and authenticity its value is reduced. Here comes the hippie speech. For many, I believe, we are disillusioned by the glitz and money grabbing machines of yesteryear. If there is passion behind it and somebody is living the dream, we want to be part of it. Read more

Jonny Does Dinner

My Jurassic Coast is a big fan of Jonny Does Dinner. In fact, whatever Jonny Does…it is always good.

New website, new look and new venues for those delicious and stylish pop up suppers.

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The polytunnel is the one for me.






Jailhouse Cafe, Portland

My recent fascination with prisons has been fuelled by a brush with the feds on the way back from the big smoke. They were playing the whole good cop, bad cop scenario and I even got my rights read to me, Read more

Jonny Does Dinner, with Alice

Put the following 4 things together and what do you get? :  invite from 2 of my most entertaining friends, delicious supper , amazing (secret) location, good company known and unknown. A GREAT TIME. Read more

Jonny Does Dinner at The Great Barn, Branscombe

Fabulous Jonny (ex Groucho/Hix) is the heart and soul of this weekend long supper club.

Picture perfect house, big windows and a vast deck looking out to sea. In clement weather dine out under the stars..

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Chesil Smokery, Bridport

The sadly departed Bridfish has been bought and rebranded as the Chesil Smokery and a great job they have done on it. Clever packaging and a clean new logo shows off the fantastic product inside. They will smoke anything , the smoked mackerel is so delicious and like a different fish to the supermarket kind but my favourite is the smoked kippers. Get down there or order online for last minute Christmas fare. Read more

Hix Baking Evening

The general policy of My Jurassic Coast is not to mention one off events unless they are a regular occurrence. Hix baking session is a one off but is part of many brilliant events that go on at Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis. From lunch with guest chefs to a cooking demo at Mark Hixs home in Charmouth (great even if to just nose around his home) Read more

Fruit and 2 Veg, Beaminster

Beaminster square in the centre of the town is picture perfect. The whole area has a rather well heeled feel to it with golden Dorset stone buildings and discreet signage. What it does have is a fantastic veg shop which stocks mainly local veg, all delicious, the bulk of which comes from their own small holding. Hence the produce is always spankingly fresh and kept at prices that compete with the supermarket. This is the kind of veg store that every town should have. A few doors down is a great butchers with organic and free range meat and a good selection of cheese. The ethically minded Co-op has a discreet store on the corner so you can stock up without having to go far or succumb to the dreaded supermarket.

  • Fruit and 2 Veg, 16 The Square, Beaminster
  • Closed Sundays and Saturday and Wednesday afternoons
  • Nick Tett Butchers, 19 The Square, Beaminster, open same hours as veg shop
  • For info on the town click here, Beaminster

Clipper Teas, Beaminster

Great packaging, great product plus Clipper care about their workers and the environment, so it ticks a lot of boxes. Based in Beaminster its not strictly Jurassic Coast but it is definitely My Jurassic Coast and their presence locally is big, as it should be.

Try the lemon and ginger infusion, its delicious…

  • products available in local independent grocery stores in the area
  • coffee, teas and chocolates
  • Clipper store at the head office open 9-4 Monday to Friday.
  • online shop