Christmas

Step back into the kitchen between Christmas and New Year and cook for pleasure with these warming winter recipes from Gill Meller’s latest book Time

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Winner of Somerset Life Food and Drink Award for best chef, Josh Eggleton is championing a no waste Christmas discovers Catherine Courtenay

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Friday, December 7, 2018

A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

As we embrace the festivities, we pick 20 reasons why we love spending the holidays in Somerset

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gift company The Hamper Guys, which formed four years ago after a visit to an auction, is offering a fabulous foodie treat in our competition this month

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Simone Stanbrooke-Byrne gets to the root of the Christmas tree tradition and digs up a selection of festivals taking place across the county

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Monday, December 3, 2018

A magnificent new festive trail featuring glittering trees and enchanting illuminations has turned Bournemouth into a winter wonderland

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Friday, November 30, 2018

There is so much to see and do in Hampshire over the festive season, from carol services to markets and of course amazing food and drink and our day-by-day guide brings you the pick of the best

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Here are some Dorset walks, easy and challenging, to get you out and about over the festive period

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

If you’re willing to brave the cold this Christmas Day, check out Dorset’s festive swim calendar for the best organised dips taking place in 2018

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

From cosy pubs galore to winter beach walks, there’s plenty to enjoy in Devon at Christmas. We list 19 reasons you should come visit us this December.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Festive decor workshops and wreath-making classes happening in Dorset for Christmas 2018

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Huge Christmas markets, frosty countryside and cosy pubs; winter in Hampshire is second to none…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

When it comes to celebrating the festive season, Winchester is alive with the sound of music. From Cathedral choirs to community singers and from family musicals to classical concerts, there’s something for everyone

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Get in the festive spirit with our selection of the Hampshire's top dining experiences this Christmas…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Seeing Santa surrounded by fake snow and several plastic elves is part and (gift-wrapped) parcel of the festive build-up. We’ve tracked down 19 of Devon’s greatest grottos and festive events guaranteed to delight all the family

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

From pantomime capers to a football legend switching on the Christmas lights, Wimborne Minster is ready to embrace the festive spirit

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

For a leisurely, stress-free Christmas day lunch, why not visit one of these delightful Somerset eateries for a delicious festive dinner?

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Three of the eight cheeses Julius Longman suggests are from Somerset!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Charming markets and late night shopping opportunities– it must be time for choosing Christmas presents in Devon! We bring you the festive goings-on from all over the county

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

With Christmas just round the corner, there’s nothing quite like enjoying carols and singing along to your festive favourites. We pick some of the best performances in some of Somerset’s most delightful locations

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to German Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Dorset this season

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

From carols by candlelight to carols in a castle, there are many places to sing festive tunes in Dorset this Christmas

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Those chilly winter evenings are perfect for huddling in the corner of a pub, catching up with friends and enjoying a few drinks or a hearty homemade dinner. Get yourself out of the cold, we’ve assembled a list of 20 cosy pubs to visit in Somerset

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Monday, November 12, 2018

With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

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Monday, October 8, 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The whole of Somerset will be full of festivities with plenty of charming Christmas markets, late night shopping opportunities and Christmas events. We bring you the festive happenings from all over the county

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Some of the county’s most famous fans spoke with Bernard Bale about Somerset at Christmas time

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Devon cheesemongers Ian Wellens of The Cheese Shed and Elise and Gary Jungheim of Country Cheeses take time out with Catherine Courtenay to consider some of their favourites for the festive season – and even reveal a few cheesy jokes

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