The Greyhound Inn at Corfe is a beautiful 16th century coaching inn nestled in the heart of the village of Corfe. With stunning castle views and an inviting feel, it is no wonder that the Greyhound Inn is so popular with both tourists and locals. I had heard a lot of rave reviews from friends and family so when we were invited along for a meal earlier this week I couldn’t wait to see what delights awaited us.
On arrival we were shown to our table on the terrace by friendly and welcoming staff. The terrace has incredible views of Corfe Castle and it’s beautiful scenery and the area has a bright and airy feel to it, the perfect place to spend a warm and sunny afternoon. I was surprised by the size of both the indoor and outdoor space and loved the options of dining under the canopy, in the sunshine of the gardens or in cosy nooks inside, there is something for everyone, although booking is advised due to popularity.
The menu has a wide variety of dishes, from rustic ciabattas to warming pub classics, there is something for everyone. We started with the olive and bread board to share which was the perfect light starter in the sunshine. The bread was lovely and fresh and the portion size was really generous.
My husband and I have an ongoing joke that I always order better than him, so to avoid him getting the fear of missing out, we decided to share mains. We ordered the Portland Crab ciabatta which was served with a lemon mayonnaise and chunky chips. This was a great size, generously filled and absolutely delicious. I feel like the chips at the Greyhound Inn need a review all of their own because they are 10/10! Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, the perfect chip in my opinion.
For our second main we shared the Mussels, these are served in a cream, Purbeck cider, leek and chorizo sauce and were absolutely delicious! I loved that this dish was served with both bread AND chunky chips, double carbs for mopping up that delicious sauce made this dish something we will be heading back for very soon! The portion size was incredibly generous and it was one of the best main courses I have had anywhere in a long time- highly recommend.
Again no one wanted to run the risk of missing out so we shared two desserts. We opted for the mixed berry Eton mess and Vanilla cheesecake, both delicious. The Eton mess was the perfect, light dessert for a hot day. The indulgent creaminess was balanced perfectly with a hint of fresh lemon and perfectly sharp fruit.
The Vanilla cheesecake was surprisingly light and the perfect portion size. Topped with a Biscoff crunch, Biscoff sauce and an amazing salted caramel ice cream. This dessert felt indulgent and sweet without being too heavy.
Our meal at the Greyhound Inn was faultless. From the beautiful setting, attentive and friendly staff and incredible food, our experience had it all and more. The food was beautifully presented and took pub classics that we all know and love up a level to something special. Despite the setting being incredibly busy, the staff didn’t miss a beat, they were attentive to not only us, but to every table and could not do more to meet the customers needs. The food was fabulous and we left feeling full and content… although perhaps not ready to climb the castle ruins in a hurry! A huge thank you to the team at the Greyhound Inn. We will be coming back with friends and family very soon and highly recommend booking to any of my readers.
It’s no secret that the Men in our lives can be notoriously hard to buy for. With Father’s Day just around the corner I have taken the hard work out of searching for gift ideas and created this guide of fantastic businesses and gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your Father, Husband or special Man in your life this Father’s day.
Featuring review samples, all words, photographs and opinions are my own.
Does the man in your life love a tipple? Il Gusto have an impressive range of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day. This eight bottle set beautifully presents a selection of the highest quality whiskies from renowned areas around the world such as Scotland, Ireland and America. Presented in an elegant wooden box, this range of high quality whiskies is an exceptionally special gift for any whisky lover. If whisky isn’t his thing, why not check out the huge range of gifts available at Il Gusto here.
Tracklements Fathers Day Bundle
Looking to send him a gift to show you care or maybe liven up the Father’s Day BBQ? If so this best selling selection of unique and delicious condiments from Tracklements will tick all of the right boxes. From Perfect Ploughman’s Pickle, to British Beer Mustard, this gift wrapped bundle makes for the perfect present, beautifully presented and can be sent straight to his doorstep.
One of my personal favourite local tipples, Conker spirit distillery of Dorset offer a fantastic range of drinks, perfect for a Father’s Day gift. Known and adored for their award winning gin this Dorset dry gin boasts 10 botanicals delightfully well balanced to make the perfect G&T. If gin isn’t his thing this Conker coffee liqueur is certain to make his Father’s Day. He can enjoy a satisfying balance of bitter and sweet, with rich espresso punctuated by stoned fruits and vanilla, leading to a long lingering cocoa and caramel finish.
Bird & Blend Tea
Sometimes you just can’t beat a good British brew, if he is a tea lover then this Best Of British Tea Gift Box will be the perfect gift. Packed with 5 quintessentially British black teas, this delightful box will give him the opportunity to sit back and enjoy these delicious blends. The perfect brews for his morning ritual or afternoon biscuit. All hand packed with love in a Bird & Blend gold embossed gift box perfect for Father’s day.
Oxford Rye Organic Vodka
Double-gold medal winning spirit, Oxford Rye Organic Vodka is like no other. An exceptionally smooth and creamy spirit, the vodka is filtered, unusually, through coconut shell charcoal and is described as having ‘subtle hints of spice and warm caramel’. Crafted by their Master Distiller at the distillery in the heart of Oxford, Oxford Artisan Distillery use populations of locally grown organic heritage grain, unfiltered and double distilled in their bespoke still to create mind blowing flavour. Organic, pesticide and chemical free this Vodka will make a delicious and unique gift.
Take snacking to a new and exciting level with a Real Handfuls delicious snacking selection box. A fantastic selection of sweet and savoury snacks all with an unruly flavour promise. This delicious and healthy selection is sure to be a crowd pleasing gift. Each box can be personalised to your loved one making a Real Handful selection box a great gift to send your loved one this Father’s day.
Caravan Coffee Roasters Fathers Brew
Give your Dad something special to brew and enjoy this Father’s Day! Send him a bag of freshly roasted, limited edititon Father’s Brew from Caravan Coffee Roasters. Father’s Brew is a blend of two fresh seasonal coffees from Guatemala and Nicaragua, with sticky and sugary citrus flavours in the cup and notes of frangipane, brown sugar and floral darjeeling tea. Available in whole beans or ground, this is the perfect gift for any coffee loving Father.
Personalised Foodie Gifts
WOW the Marmite lover in your life by giving him one of these fantastic personalised Marmite jars for Father’s Day. They will love this personalised gift of the good stuff and remember, personalisation means no sharing allowed! Check out more great personalised gifts from Prezzybox here.
Conscious Nibble Collection
The delectable Conscious Chocolate was created by Emma Jackman in her kitchen and is the original raw chocolate. It’s mouth-watering and delicious, decadent not devilish and also vegan, organic, free from soy, gluten and dairy while the packaging is completely recyclable and compostable. It’s made in kitchens with 100% renewable energy and is slave free, sustainable and direct trade. It’s also extremely moreish, people are surprised by how creamy it is, and it’s won many awards for its great taste. A great gift for those Dad’s with a sweet tooth this Father’s Day, get yours here.
We all want the hard working Men in our lives to feel their best. Designed to tackle fatigue, banish brain fog and help you find focus, Mind contains a potent blend of natural nootropics that have been shown to boost cognitive function with real time and long-term benefits. Whether you are facing a task that demands concentration or are feeling stressed and exhausted, add it into your routine to boost blood flow, while improving alertness and working memory. Treat the busy, working Dad in your life to a healthy energy boost with Indi supplements.
Cyrus SoundBuds 2
On the hunt for a new pair of budget wireless earbuds? These Cyrus soundBuds2 are set to impress this Father’s Day. The ‘True wireless Stereo’ in-ear headphones are focussed on sound quality, yet offer a comprehensive feature set and outstanding comfort. As a world-leading and trusted brand in audio electronics, Cyrus has applied their decades of acoustic engineering skills to develop and tune the performance of soundBuds2 to reveal much more of the music. Clarity, precision and a realistic ‘soundstage’ present instruments and voices as they were intended to be heard. As well as superlative performance, SoundBuds2 have a modern design, improved larger drivers, longer battery life and capacitive touch controls, as well as a lightweight but durable construction and rock-solid Bluetooth connectivity.
Green & Blue Bee House Range
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the garden lover in your life then the Green&Blue range of modern bee houses, including the award-winning Bee Brick, is just what you need. Designed to help your garden encourage pollinators and be more bee-friendly, and to provide a safe nesting place for non-swarming solitary bees. This Bee Brick provides a stylish nesting site for red mason and leafcutter bees, amongst others, and makes a real design statement in any bee friendly garden, allotment, or building with it’s stylish design. Every little effort helps with bee preservation so why not start small and give the gift of a bee cell? These little single cell nesting sites are perfect to pop on a windowsill, in a log pile or in a plant pot. The children have loved seeing the bees using these products and it has opened their eyes to the wonder that is nature. To find out more about Green & Blue and their wonderful work, click here.
Serenata Letterbox Flowers
If your Dad has a passion for flowers, plants, or gardening, then a beautiful Father’s day flower bouquet could just be the perfect unique gift for him. Bright and beautiful blooms through the letterbox are guaranteed to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day and Sereneta Flowers have a stunning range of letterbox blooms to choose from. This beautiful bunch ‘Floral Ratatouille’ is a joyful cocktail of Lilies, Stocks, Asters, Solidago and Roses, perfect for making him feel special this Father’s Day.
Grow Green Home Grown Hero
When it comes to unique gifts Prezzybox has an abundance of great gifts to choose from. This Grow Green Home Grown Hero is all your loved one will need to begin their growing journey. From eco friendly accessories to tips and tricks, this set has everything needed to become a grow your own pioneer! A great and unusual gift that will keep on giving this Father’s Day.
Wild Vanilla Studios Gift Boxes
Wild Vanilla studios offer a fabulous range of luxury gift boxes to suit all budgets. From ‘ready to go’ to ‘create your own’, these letterbox gift boxes are the perfect gift for him. This Aberdeen gift box is a stunning example of the luxurious and unique items on offer for a great price. You can create a truly unique and luxe gift for your loved one with no hassle. All gifts boxes include luxury gift wrap which is eco-friendly (and fully recyclable) and a choice of complimentary greeting card too.
Edifier TWS1 Pro
Impress him with the latest and top model from Edifier TWS range, these TWS1 Pro wireless bluetooth earphones are a great gift. Featuring high audio quality with aptX Bluetooth, a charging case and true wireless stereo, he will get amazing sound quality and stylish design with these great earphones. With an impressive 42 hours playback and robust waterproof, dust-proof and sweat proof case, these will stand the test of time and never fail to impress. Luxury quality at a reasonable price point. I have been using Edifier for over a year and absolutely love them.
Hanubu Karasu Rear Car Seat Cover
Karasu is a stylish rear car seat cover, from Hanubu that features an eco-friendly, antiviral fabric coating that kills bacteria and viruses on contact. A great gift for him, protect car seats from spills, mud, child car seats and more with that added peace of mind that if they are taking friends and family members on trips this year, it provides impressive technology that keeps passengers safe and healthy. The stylish design offers a luxurious feel and the handy carry bag means transportation is a breeze. Find out more and order yours here.
New to the scene but making a huge impact Sons is a clinically proven, affordable treatment for male hair loss, delivered to your door. This DHT blocking shampoo is formulated with saw palmetto, a proven DHT blocker that can reduce levels of the hormone in the scalp. The shampoo also contains argan oil, iron and vitamin B3. The reviews and impressive success stories speak for themselves, a great gift to give the special man in your life a confidence boost this Father’s day.
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When it comes to family days on the beach, I consider myself a seasoned pro. After relocating to the South Coast almost three years ago there is nothing that we love more than a family day on the beach. With more UK breaks on the horizon than ever due to the pandemic I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to share some fantastic products with you that I have tried and tested to ensure you have an amazing UK beach break this summer.
Fun and Games With Bespoke & Oak
There is nothing we love more than family sports on the beach and this amazing family rounders kit is guaranteed to turn heads this summer. Personalise all four bases and your family rounders bat, this solid wood kit is perfect for a family to enjoy on staycation or beach day. Great for games in the park, in the garden or at the beach this is a purchase that will just keep giving. Be sure to check out the Bespoke & Oak website for more fantastic personalised wooden gifts.
Frugi Little Sun Safe suit
Keeping your little ones skin safe is a top priority for parents on a day out at the beach, but the combination of sand and sun cream can be a nightmare for both parents and children. Luckily Frugi Little Sun Safe Suits have you and your little one covered. Perfect for your little water lovers paddling adventures at the beach these colourful and stylish sun suits not only look great but the UPF 40+ rated material is also impressively made from recycled plastic bottles! The high neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and shorts are ideal for keeping children’s delicate skin and burn prone areas safe and covered. With a fantastic range of colour and style options Frugi sun safe suits are a must have for any beach breaks this summer.
Summer Accessories With Frugi
Let’s not forget the accessories! We all know life with children means packing everything but the kitchen sink, luckily these handy bags in fabulous Frugi designs are perfect for packing your Childs favourite beach toys in. The unmistakably fun Frugi designs will mean your little one will be eager to carry their bag with pride. The waterproof drawstring bag is made from recycled plastic bottles, how amazing is that?!
Keep your child protected on your UK break with Frugi accessories, these reversible hats are perfect, with a fun Bikes print on one side and a classic Chambray design on the other, the Ross Reversible Hat is perfect for helping to protect your Child’s sunny adventures! With a large brim to keep the sun out of their eyes, this bucket-style hat is a must have for little ones this summer.
Bloomsbury Mill Nap Mats
With so much fun to be had on a UK break it is no surprise that your little one might be in need of a little power nap here and there. The nap mat from Bloomsbury Mill is the perfect solution for on the go napping. Each super soft nap mat is available in 3 different designs and include a built in pillow, mat and blanket. Folding in to a compact size, these mats are a must have for days out with little ones. The super lightweight and quick to dry fabric makes them a must have for a UK beach day.
Revolutionary crinkle fabric MAXXAM has been loved since the 80’s and continues to be one of the most unique fabrics ever created. Fun, comfortable and sustainable this incredible children’s range is set to become a must have for little ones this summer. With it’s impressive stretching powers, Maxxam swimsuits can grow with your child making them not only cost effective, but environmentally friendly by saying goodbye to fast fashion. When the summer is over these incredible suits can be used in a multi-activity fashion so that your little one can dance, swim and play all year round in their stylish suit.
Invented and loved by many since the 1980’s Aerobie products are widely recognised and for good reason. Providing hours of entertainment to both adults and children Aerobie rings are unbeatable when it comes to beach time fun! The original Aerobie Pro flying ring was used in setting a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw in history – an incredible 1,333 feet / 406 metres, this champion ring is sure to bring hours of fun on the beach. Perfect for the little ones the Aerobie Sprint will fly twice as far as a regular disc which makes for exhilarating games of catch. Ideal for those who enjoy the incredible flying performance of Aerobie rings but have younger players or a smaller space for play. The unbeatable gliding power and easy to use ring design makes Aerobie products perfect for entertaining the whole family this summer.
Throw a disc, catch a ball! Phlat Ball is a unique transforming toy that turns from a disc to a ball in just a simple throw. With a soft, flexible plastic material Phlat Ball has a comfortable grip which makes it perfect for active play, children and adults. Flat pack your transforming ball to take it anywhere this summer for hours of fun.
When it comes to UK breaks, sunscreen can too often be overlooked. Be sun safe thanks to the grüum Dermatologist Face Sunscreen. This high quality, dermatologist approved face sunscreen melts into the skin to protect against the damaging effects of the sun. With UVA and UVB SPF50 and SPF30 protection, the water resistant formula is hypoallergenic and easily absorbed, leaving no greasy residue on the surface of the complexion. I love how this feels on my skin and the handy handbag sized bottles make Gruum sunscreens perfect for on the go sun protection.
Maximise your relaxation on your UK break this year with a hammock from Sleepy Hammock, with a huge range of hammocks to suit all, Sleepy Hammock pride themselves on their comfort, look and feel. This Vivere’s Combo Ciao Hammock is not only super comfortable but it’s lightweight and compact design means that it can be transported easily on your travels. The tool free set up of the hammock is fast and easy taking less than 10 minutes to build, maximising your rest and relaxation time! I love how sturdy the hammock is so you can rest in the knowledge that there will be no you’ve been framed moments! Simply kick back and relax in style this summer and check out Sleepy Hammocks incredible ranges of Hammocks to suit all.
There is nothing worse than cracking open a can or bottle on the beach only to find it has gone warm! SUP Drinkware have you covered this summer with their stylish stainless steel collection. Their double-wall insulated Stainless Steel drinkware collection keeps your drink cool for longer, not just cool…ice cool! The Sup-cool technology is built in to all drinkware products and keeps drinks cool for up to 24 hours! No condensation or drips, just perfectly cold drinks every time!