We share our most delicious cocktails, much-loved recipes and favourite foodie destinations, as well as take you behind the scenes of our exquisite dining venues

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Crafting a love story with Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels' bespoke dining and curated experiences write love stories the whole year through.

14th February 2020

Sustainable initiatives in technology
How technology transforms sustainability

Technology is helping people around the world live greener lives, here's how it's applied across our hotels.


The Acorn Inn Signature Dish
The Acorn Inn Signature Dish

Our President and Founder, Beatrice Tollman, shares her signature recipe for Cheesecake, one of the favourite dishes on the menu at The Acorn Inn.


Seasonal cooking
Why seasonal cooking has become so important

We take a look at why seasonal menus are better for the environment and offer diners variety, with input from Red Carnation Hotels' chefs.


Black Cow Vodka
Dorset's Black Cow Vodka

Get to know more about this award-winning vodka, made in Dorset.


Dorset Cereals
Meet our Muesli Suppliers Dorset Cereals

A well established Dorset company, Dorset Cereals are proudly served as part of the breakfast selection at the Acorn Inn.

23rd August 2018

Furleigh Estate Wine
Interview with Furleigh Estate on Dorset Wine

One of Dorset's premier vineyards, explore the 85 acres of the Furleigh estate and sample their award winning still and sparkling wines.

28th March 2018

Robert Ndungu
Award Winning Food at The Acorn Inn: Interview with Head Chef Robert Ndungu

Head Chef at The Acorn Inn, Robert Ndungu, talks about the hotel’s recipe for success and creating a menu that’s seasonal, sustainable and utterly delicious.

14th December 2017

Dorset food
Dorset Food: The Best Local Produce to Try on Your Next Trip

Dorset is home to some of the finest British produce available to visitors.

22nd May 2017

The Best Dorset Breweries and Brewpubs

Home to dozens of different independent breweries, innumerable traditional pubs (as well as modern gastropubs), and a relaxed atmosphere that goes splendidly with some suds, Dorset is an ideal destination for brew-y getaways. Begin your journey at The Acorn Inn, where you’ll find you won’t have to travel far to come face-to-face with a refreshing

08th May 2015

The Best Gastro Pubs in Dorset
The best gastro pubs in Dorset

If there’s one thing the British do well, it’s a good old-fashioned watering hole. Discover some fantastic, historic taverns and coaching inns.

30th March 2015

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How To Make The Ultimate Sloe Gin

Come autumn, the blackthorn trees are teeming with berries, which could only mean one thing: it’s time to start making sloe gin. Similar in appearance to blueberries but larger in size, a fruitful bounty of sloe berries can be used to make a seriously tasty and refreshing tipple, perfect for the onslaught of chilly autumnal

18th September 2014

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