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Ham hock with boiled egg and pickles

Eating Out: Brassica, Beaminster

Brassica Restaurant
4 The Square, Beaminster
Wednesday-Saturday lunch, fixed menu: two courses: £13.50 three courses: £16.50
Also open in the evenings, Tuesday — Saturday

I first visited the building that currently houses Brassica many years ago when it was a free house that had the rare distinction of serving food on Sunday evenings. The beer was good; the kebab was a cheap disaster. Eventually The Wild Garlic arrived; my sole dining experience was a more expensive disappointment.

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Beaminster - a Town in Flux

Beaminster — a Town in Flux

Beaminster town centre is changing. After a long period of stress caused by the recession and disastrous events such as the closure of Beaminster Tunnel, following a landslip that killed two people, the town is in an intense state of flux. In the first of a series of articles looking at Beaminster’s prospects, The Yarn has been talking to people starting up new enterprises and hearing from respected figures around the town about local issues and ideas for improvements.

Few of these matters are simple, so we’ve gone into some detail, to help readers get under the skin of the town. We also hope to inspire people to visit Beaminster. Despite some of the problems outlined here, it is a fantastic place. Let us know what you think by writing to The Yarn — and don’t miss more on Beaminster in our next issue.

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Pantomime in Drimpton, Dorset

That’s the Way To Do It!

Drimpton, writes Andrew Pastor, is “not the kind of place people are encouraged to relocate to on TV shows”. Yet Drimpton — two miles north of Broadwindsor — is arguably the village with the best community spirit in Dorset, a cheerfulness evoked on almost every page of Panto: The Manual. The book distils the lessons that Andrew Pastor’s learned from writing and directing 10 pantos in Drimpton since 1993.

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An ambulance in West Dorset

How long would you wait for an ambulance?

How long do you expect to wait for an ambulance? Ten minutes? Twenty minutes? An hour? What if the ambulance doesn’t come quickly — what would you do?

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