Dorset is filled with some fantastic local producers and suppliers - from artisan gin makers to small family breweries to hand made chocolatiers and so many more. We wanted to share with you some of the amazing food and drink suppliers we work with at Moonfleet Manor. Shopping local has become much more prominent in people’s minds over the last year, so here are a few more small businesses you can add to your radar.
Dorset Brewing Company
This family brewery has been supplying their Jurassic Ale and Chesil Pilsner to Moonfleet for over 12 years. In 2020 they celebrated their 25th anniversary of producing some of Dorset’s best beers. Their team has a huge passion for what they do and during these difficult times, they are still offering click and collect takeaways as well as delivery from their online shop.
We have been stocking this local Gin in our bar since 2015. It’s a firm favourite with guests – especially as part of our Moonfleet G&T. You can buy their gin online, it’s not just Dorset Dry Gin that they sell – lookout for Conker Cold Brew, a Coffee Liqueur.
Dorset tea has featured in all our hotel bedrooms since late 2020. Dorset Tea has been putting the golden rays of Dorset sunshine into their tea for over 10 years, estimating that they have produced over 1.6 billion cups of tea! Their traditional tea is the Sunshine Blend, but alongside this, they also offer a selection of flavoured teas including Wild Mint, Earl Grey and Strawberries and Cream. You can purchase all their varieties of tea online.
Our favourite chocolatey treat to give to guests especially for Easter! Chococo has been making handmade chocolates in Dorset since 2002. They use locally sourced seasonal ingredients, including local fresh cream, blended with fine origin chocolate and no additives or preservatives. They offer a wide selection of boxed individual chocolates in a variety of flavours plus some novelty items. Our favourite novelty items are chocolate fish and chips and Tuan the Orangutan. Their sweet treats can be ordered for home delivery - the perfect lockdown treat!
Fiona Penny at Sunflowers
Fiona Penny has been our hotel florist for over a decade. When guests are looking for flowers for a special occasion Fiona’s floral treats never disappoint. Why not cheer yourself or someone special up during lockdown with a beautiful bunch of flowers? Fiona and her team are still offering floral bouquets for local home delivery.