Blog: 2013


Did you know that a very enterprising new brewer has taken a small 'unit' on the Nuffield Industrial Estate, Wimborne and serves the people of the estate with fresh local -let's say Immediate - ales and ciders. The population of Nuffield Estate is 10,000 and they consume all he can produce. I really like that. Brewed,bottled and sold in the same place.


This is the local name for ALVEDISTON. Try and cover that 'helluvadistance' to find the simply gorgeous village pub called the THE CROWN INN. It looks like a pair of thatched cottages with no hint of pubyness from the outside apart from a roadside retro pub sign swirled about with old man's beard. It is the most perfect pun interior. The bar sprouts 5 ale pumps all attached to Local brewed beer barrels. One brew is named Alvediston. It is brewed only for the Crown. The two cottages blended together to form a pub is long and cosy and uncluttered.


Its back to that A338 corridor leading south out of Salisbury. Another 'road trip' for all of us . Perhaps start in Ringwood at the LONDON TAVERN It stands out by being miles from London and having wonderful events and music and of course buckets of ale.There is a 'garden in which to relax' ! who has time to relax with all those bands to watch.....then back up the A338 to Gorley;Whats the name of the famous pub there? answers on an email please for a free ticket to their next music night. By now its a taxi run.


This is the most welcoming summery pub you could hope for. In the New Forest at Landford just go there and see. It is like drinking ale in someone's private cottage. Try it...and then go on to eat at one of the two eateries at NOMAN'S LAND. Its hard to know what to do next. To add to the choice we need more and more music and fetes and full-on action in all the villages in the Locally territory. It is so easy to 'flash' your event on to the site........there......its done.


What a great night out that was! Two amazing local duos playing live - Ninebarrow (Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere) -beautiful harmonies and lyrics - every song had a story to tell and the audience were mesmerised!...

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An amazing evening - what a voice!

Last night we went with friends for a meal at The Pheasant Inn in Salisbury (by Salt Lane Car Park). The purpose of our visit was to listen to Sandy Ince (StickyToffee Jazz) . The Pheasant put on a delicious three course meal with a glass of fizz and Sandy sang two sets, finishing at 10.30pm.


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Sticky Toffee Jazz!

I am going to see Sticky Toffee Jazz on Thursday at The Pheasant in Salt Lane - really looking forward to it! I will report back as soon as I can! The other day I had a very relaxing cup of coffee in the Cozy Club - nearly forgot I had shopping to do!!

Have you come across a band in Salisbury that you want to shout about? Either put the event on Locally yourself or let me know (

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Have you seen STICKY TOFFEE JAZZ yet ? They are on the loose in Salisbury. Go and see them at Victoria and Albert pub ,Netherhampton followed by the Pheasant Inn,Salt Lane SALISBURY .And then up Castle Street at the Three Brewers .....lets help them make it big.Follow us .........Follow them. Tell your friends in SHAFTESBURY who will tell their friends in WIMBORNE who might have friends in BLANDFORD ...and we create a mob following. Somebody tell the Victoria and Albert to stock up on supplies.

Have you been to the Borough Cafe, Downton yet ? Come on...............


I drove up the A338 towards Salisbury like an American Hobo in my Audi Roadster with the top down......well not actually -at minus 2C ...passing through Fordingbridge on the '70s by-pass there is the Tudor Rose fab refurbed and ready for business.....then into Breamore with the Bat and Ball roadhouse in new hands and totaly brialliant with Jason at the helm and doing great business- go there-..on to lovely Downton where I would like to live and swing the roadster in front of the White Hart with huge rooms and books on shelves and endless hospitality and food - oh yes - go there.....and on