Bridport & West Dorset News, Views, Videos & Curiosities

  • Horsey secret revealed in Dorset

    This piece stems from a video that I filmed with Stephen Banks (@DorsetScouser) on a freezing cold day at Mappowder in Dorset. Even wearing seven jumpers, two pairs of trousers…

    Lush Places: a love letter to our local

    OUR PUB re-opens next week and we’re getting very excited.

    Oh how we’ve missed it. A couple of months ago, when it seemed all hope was lost, Lush Places penned its very own community poem, each person contributing one or two lines and egged on by that Wondermentalist, the performance poet Matt Harvey, as part of an Artsreach show.

    If, like me, you’re a lover of brevity, this poem is no haiku or limerick. But it’s well worth a read to the end. We’ve passed this love letter to our local to Palmers Brewery who say they have never seen anything quite like it.

    So here goes…

    An ode to the White Lion

    In the bar the lion sleeps tonight

    They say the White Lion roams on Lewesdon Hill

    Rare food to return to Bridport for one day only

    The good folk of Bridport will be offered the chance to enjoy, for one day only, a delicacy that most of them will not have seen or tasted in decades. It is one that the vast majority of them would give their eye teeth to enjoy again, I know I would, if I still had any.