We are so excited to receive the news from Taste of the West that following a mystery visit this April, we have been awarded GOLD for our farmhouse bed and breakfast.

Feedback from the judges and Taste of the West panel:

Quality of the breakfast

This was as near faultless a breakfast as the judge and guest have ever eaten.  There was an excellent choice of buffet-style options, including locally sourced fruit and juices, freshly pressed orange juice, homemade (granola) muesli, and yoghurt, together with proprietary cereals if guests preferred.  The delicious breakfast (English) muffins were homemade.  Toast was made with bread from a local wood-fired bakery.  Bacon and sausages were locally sourced and excellent.  The French toast was made with real care, and was light and refreshing, matched with home grown rhubarb and other fruits.

The judge could find nothing to criticise.  This was a breakfast prepared by someone with a real appreciation of the materials being used and the ways to bring the best out of them.


Many thanks indeed to our excellent suppliers and local producers: 

Emma from St Giles Walled Kitchen Garden

Our hens and of course Alison the head gardener here at All Hallows Farmhouse and at St Giles House

John, Neil and Andy at Clarke’s the Butchers in Six Penny Handley

Long Crichel Bakery – The Famous Hedgehog Bread

The lovely team at Minster Greens – Wimborne Minster

John and Mike from Bells Famous Fisheries in Wimborne Minster

Spill the Beans in Wimborne Minster