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2018

Finally, after technical difficulties (beyond me!), we are able to update our news page.

After a very wet Spring, we really welcomed the sunshine in May and June.

We were delighted last year to have Dippers nesting in the River Asker at the bottom of the garden, but sadly, this year they have not revisited us, however, the garden is blooming and the bees are doing well - so much so that we have been able to take an early crop of honey.

We came second again in the village scarecrow competition with our Wicker Man (the theme was 'the movies') and are now looking forward to the village fete on August 4th where we are planning to run a human fruit machine and also to the Bridport Hat Festival which is on September 1st.

 
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Spring 2018

We have had difficulty with our news page for some time, but hopefully now operational again. Last year we were delighted to have a pair of Dippers in the river at the bottom of the garden, but despite best efforts, they have not revisited us this year.

 

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Another year has begun at Dippers bringing some exciting changes. Don's bog garden is continuing to develop and the new raised walkway will enable our guests to enjoy it with us. We are grateful and very happy that the owners of the glade (across the river from our garden), have entrusted us to manage the area and we want try and enrich it with wildflowers and grasses. We did manage to take a reasonable hay crop from it his year and I have been delighted to extend my apiary and now have two hives over there.  

During these wet winter months when the bees are not very active, we have used our bee-cam to monitor the river and, from the comfort of our dining room, we have been able to witness some dramatic rises and falls in water levels during the storms.

Once more, we are pleased to say that our good friends in the village (recipients of the hay) are rearing some Large Black (rare breed) pigs for us to enable the provision of our special bacon and home made sausages for breakfast.

Reluctantly, we have after seven years with no change, decided to increase our prices this year to meet overheads, but will continue to give you our very best service - AND - we have made some exciting changes to our breakfast menu as you will see! Don't forget that evening meals are available here by arrangement.

We are pleased to welcome Karin and Dave our new landlords at the Crown Inn