At every Screen Bites event there is an opportunity to win a wonderful raffle prize – a meal for two at one of the participating local pubs and restaurants listed below. These are special eateries who serve locally sourced food in seasonal menus.
Tickets will be available each evening and the winner announced just before the feature film.
The proceeds from the raffle go towards funding Screen Bites and the village halls venues.
Thomas Hardy’s Sow and Acorn in Tess of the D’Urbervilles is a proper village pub and always a popular destination for our Festival Feasts winner. New general managers Natalie Read and Richard Legg and chef Guy Horley offer a warm welcome, great beers and excellent food, drawing on the best of local and seasonal produce.
Shapwick, near Wimborne, BT11 9LB
Rich McGrath, head chef at Shapwick’s village pub, close to the Stour and Badbury Rings, loves his job. He says: ‘Even after 22 years of working in professional kitchens I still get a buzz out of learning a technique, discovering unique ingredients, and, most of all having our guests going home with a smile on their face.’
Chettle, Blandford, DT11 8DB. Telephone 01258 830096
The Castleman, an atmospheric country house hotel, is owned and managed by Barbara Garnsworthy, who is also head chef. Local sourcing is at the heart of the Castleman’s culinary style. Herbs, salads, vegetables and fruit are grown in the gardens, and you can even find out from which local farm you Sunday roast has originated.
Prize: Sunday lunch for two (value £52)
Long Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BY
The award winning 2 AA Rosette Seasons Restaurant at The Eastbury Hotel will be offering a luxurious, indulgent Cream tea for two as a raffle prize supporting the festival. Come in and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a friend. If the weather is kind, you may want to enjoy your afternoon tea on our garden terrace overlooking the
In 2017 Mark and Emmanuelle Hartstone
celebrate their tenth anniversary at their restaurant with rooms. Cheese expert and multi award-winning chef Mark’s menus always include details of the meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, and the ‘food miles’ they have travelled to Cranborne.
THE GRANGE AT OBORNE
Sherborne, DT9 4LA. Telephone 01935 813463
Outstanding contemporary English food prepared by head chef Simon Clewlow. A beautiful 3 Star Country House Hotel and Restaurant, it has won two golds in the Taste of the West awards. It stands in the Dorset village of Oborne just outside Sherborne.
Prize: Meal for two
MORETON TEA ROOMS
The Old School, Moreton, Dorchester, DT2 8RH. Telephone 01929 463647
Moreton Tea Rooms occupies the old school rooms in Moreton and is the favourite destination for walkers, cyclists and people visiting Lawrence of Arabia’s grave – the cakes are displayed on his funeral bier! Chef Gordon Sutherland and his wife Kate have won many awards including Taste of Dorset Best Tearoom – twice!
Prize: A wonderfully special tea of two
THE TRUE LOVER’S KNOT
Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, DT11 9JG. Telephone 01258 452209
The True Lover’s Knot is a traditional pub, serving good beers and a menu that combines homemade food with more contemporary dishes. The fresh and locally sourced produce includes meat from the Tarrant valley, game from nearby Shapwick and lamb from the Blackmore Vale.
Prize: Meal for two
HIVE BEACH CAFÉ
THE CLUB HOUSE
THE WATCH HOUSE
The Ollerod is a 13th century country house in the heart of picturesque Beaminster