Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

Exclusive two night (or more) stay available for two guests. All Hallows Farmhouse is now available for bed and breakfast.  Please get in touch with your preferred dates to make a reservation. What’s Included: Complimentary Dorset cream tea on arrival Local...
All Hallows Farmhouse Online Shop

All Hallows Farmhouse Online Shop

All Hallows Farmhouse AGA Approved Cookery School announce the forthcoming launch of their new online shop. For the past seven years we have opened the doors of this Georgian farmhouse to guests from far and wide.  Located on the outskirts of an historic English...
Covid_19: Keeping everyone safe.

Covid_19: Keeping everyone safe.

As life begins to slowly return to normal, we are looking forward to reopening in the next few weeks, but during these unprecedented times we have taken steps to follow the government advice and implemented significant changes to how we operate so that we comply with...
July & August: Kitchen Garden Tasks

July & August: Kitchen Garden Tasks

The holidays are here! Late July and August is the time to make the most of longed for hot, summer days.  Kick back, relax and enjoy your outside space as we reinvent the art of ‘staycation’.  If you have the inclination to put down a great book and ease...
Preserving: Get set for success.

Preserving: Get set for success.

As summer gallops full speed ahead, all of a sudden there is an abundance of hedgerow berries and orchards fruit, ripe for preserving.  Over the years we have gathered a collection of hand written methods on splattered pages.  We return to these tried and tested...
RECIPE: Edible Gifts for Dad

RECIPE: Edible Gifts for Dad

Whether you are at home with Dad or able to make your fist visit since lock down, there’s bound to be a moment when everyone will want to enjoy a pot of tea together in the garden.  A tray of homemade ginger biscuits, served warm from the oven, will tempt...
Summer Solstice – June 20th 2020

Summer Solstice – June 20th 2020

If you live in Dorset or taking time out for a sociably distant visit, Knowlton Church is located just three country miles from our doorstep at All Hallows.  This historic place of worship is well worth a visit.  On the road between Wimborne Minster towards Cranborne,...
June: Kitchen Garden Tasks

June: Kitchen Garden Tasks

The herb garden has definitely flourished during the dry, hot weather and looks its best during the month of June.  It seems that nearly everyone has taken up a trowel and had a go at growing your own.  Whether you have a few pots of herbs or a designated plot, here...
RECIPE: Elderflower Fritters

RECIPE: Elderflower Fritters

If you would like to make these fritters, gather the elderflowers as soon as you can.  They are a delicately scented treat with an aroma of late spring, but the flowers are definitely at their best NOW, whilst the blossom is just coming into flower. Once dipped, fry...
NEWS: May 2020

NEWS: May 2020

Escape to the pantry at All Hallows Farmhouse with our news and updates…   Over the last eight weeks, all of us have all been staying in touch differently. At the cookery school, we have continued to send a  newsletter to subscribers, and we wanted to keep...
RECIPE: Garden Picnic

RECIPE: Garden Picnic

We never forget how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy time in the garden, whether it is a quick sandwich at lunch time or a leisurely pot of tea and homemade biscuit as a cooking class draws to a close on a summer’s day. Whether you are happy with a brightly...
May: Kitchen Garden Tasks

May: Kitchen Garden Tasks

The Early May holiday weekend is almost here and it’s a Bank Holiday like no other, this weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of V E Day and not only will we be continuing to stay at home and help protect our precious NHS front line team and key workers, we shall...
STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE:  Coconut digestives

STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE: Coconut digestives

With just three ingredients, these biscuits are simple to make and ideal for dunking.  Which makes them perfect to serve alongside a pot of tea. Or, if you can be persuaded, gently melt a few squares of chocolate to coat these bakes and finally dip them into coconut...
STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE: Oat slice

STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE: Oat slice

Whilst not perfectly formed, the balance of sweet cream butter, soft brown sugar bound together with rolled oats, is so very comforting. This recipe will take you less than five minutes to make, and a quarter of an hour for baking. So grab a mixing bowl whilst you are...
STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE: Spelt soda bread

STORE CUPBOARD RECIPE: Spelt soda bread

It was my very first visit to Dublin that I tasted soda bread.  Thick with Irish butter and a generous spoonful of marmalade.  I will never forget that perfect combination of soft wheaten bread with creamy butter and the perfect balance of sweet and sharp preserve. I...
Coronavirus outbreak – keeping our guests safe.

Coronavirus outbreak – keeping our guests safe.

These are unprecedented times and after carefully following Government advice and taking the lead from AGA who have already cancelled their cookery demonstrations for the time being, it is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to defer all of our personalised...
RECIPE: Savoury Welsh Cakes

RECIPE: Savoury Welsh Cakes

Whether guests have joined us for a personalised AGA cookery class or simply ‘escaped to the pantry’ for some time out in the Dorset countryside, they all seem to fall in love with the flexibility that the AGA simmering plate offers.  Even if you prefer a...
WIN: An indulgent afternoon for yourself and five guests.

WIN: An indulgent afternoon for yourself and five guests.

We are offering one lucky person the chance to treat five of their best friends for an afternoon at All Hallows’ Farmhouse during May.  Join us for a midweek cookery demonstration beside the AGA followed by afternoon tea in the walled garden. Arrive at 2 pm and...
RECIPE: Traditional lemon & sugar pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.

RECIPE: Traditional lemon & sugar pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.

No matter how much we ‘dress up’ a pancake, the most popular topping always seems to be lemon juice and sugar.  Following closely behind, will be the request for a liberal coating of Nutella straight from the jar or warmed beside the AGA. Memories of...
RECIPE: Dark chocolate pancakes with cherry compote.

RECIPE: Dark chocolate pancakes with cherry compote.

Shrove Tuesday falls on 25th February this year.  Perhaps you are a traditionalist and insist your French style crepes are flipped on to an awaiting warm platter with a generous squeeze of lemon and vanilla infused caster sugar?  Or you may insist that the beginning...