The Old Forge, a unique and special B&B in Dorset
The Old Forge 2012/13 News
Please keep visiting this page for regular news and updates, 2011 news can be viewed here
Vintage China, Caravan and Prop Hire...
We are currently working on a lovely 1960's Cheltenham Sable caravan, which will be available to hire for weddings, parties, festivals, shows, the possibilities are endless! She will come equipped with fine tea in quaint vintage china, scrumptious cakes, wind up gramophone playing and all the vintage props! Find out more here
Welcome to The Tuck Shop!
Tip toe across the stepping stones to the Tuck Shop if you are feeling peckish and weigh out a quarter of Rhubarb and Custard! Jam jars filled with Lucy's homemade marmalade and hedgerow preserves, there is a tiny sink for your washing up and a fridge to store your goodies. Open up the cupboards and you will find picnic plates, glasses, and barbecue fuel.
Just make sure you get there before Scrumpy!
The Old Forge on ITV1 Holiday Home Sweet Home
What a lovely feature on The Old Forge! Lisa Faulkner continues her quest to find some of the country's most interesting holiday homes. Lisa is in Dorset for a tour of the county. She visits a local bed and breakfast, discovers how to make apple juice in the traditional way.
Gold Taste of The West Award 2012
We are delighted to have won the Gold Taste of The West Award 2012 for the South West of England!
"There is exemplary and total commitment to regional/local/home-grown sourcing with all the suppliers clearly and interestingly listed on the menu.
It was hard to fault the presentation of breakfast. The china was interesting and original, the yoghurt was in a bowl, the berries lovely and fresh and there were proper teapots!
The cooking was fine and the ingredients as good as you’ll find anywhere. As breakfast go, it was one of the very best. The quality and speed of the service couldn’t be faulted and the staff was totally knowledgeable with regard to the provenance of the food.
This was a lovely place to spend the night with a comfortable bed, a superb breakfast and a warm welcome. It is a charming cottage with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting and the breakfast was a real treat."
Wedding magazine shoot comes to the Forge
Asiana wedding magazine have just done a photo shoot at The Old Forge wearing the most stunning dresses.
Fancy getting married at The Old Forge?
We will soon be a wedding venue set in our beautiful 2 acre paddock with all accommodation available for guests and the option for a vintage tea, and even a white horse!
Vintage wedding at The Old Forge
We have just celebrated our daughter Sophie's wedding at the Old Forge in vintage style! Sophie arrived to the church (in the village) in Tim's 1934 Lagonda Rapier, and returned back to the reception on her Arabian Jasmine.
Rosie is having a face lift!
Rosie has been freshly painted with pin stripping by local artist Jemma Thompson.
The doodles go to the hair dressers
With this fantastic heat wave, we thought the dogs could do with a little hair cut to keep them cool this summer. What do you think!?
The one that got away...
The Old Forge have adopted an extra chicken as sadly her friends were eaten by the fox, she sure is making herself right at home and is well protected by Scrumpy Jack the donkey!
Olympic Torch comes past the door!
the Olympic Torch is coming right past The Old Forge on the 12th of July, as well as the local and famous town of Shaftesbury which is 5 minutes up the road. Book now to witness this historical event!
Summer is fast approaching!
The grass is growing, flowers are blooming, The Old Forge is at its most beautiful.
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