Christmas in Dorset is spectacular, and whether it is accompanied by a dusting of snow, or whether Jack Frost simply appears in the shape of a brisk breeze, when the sun shines, it’s absolutely gorgeous. In 2018, The Ollerod celebrated its first Christmas season and to amplify the festive feeling, we decided to embrace all that is local by inviting some of the most exquisite traders to take up residence in our restaurant and terrace areas for the first ever Ollerod Christmas Market.

So popular it was, that we decided to introduce a Summer version in July which also, coincidentally, offered the perfect occasion to enjoy our first birthday. Live music, an outdoor BBQ and pizza oven, glasses of Pimms and other cocktails were on hand to facilitate a wonderful family day out in Beaminster.

And now that 2019’s Festive Season looms ahead, it would be amiss of us not to herald in the return again of our Christmas Market once more. This year, we’re inviting you to be part of another wonderful day to celebrate the end to a (hopefully) great 2019, and join us on Saturday 7 December from 11am until 5pm.

Our Market will be made up of some of the region’s best independent traders; from jewellery-makers to interior designers to clothing sellers and more, Christmas shopping is a treat when there’s so much choice on offer, and Beaminster will be bursting at the seams again this year with fantastic Christmas gift options.

Christmas nibbles and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the day too, so make sure you snatch up one of Chris’ fantastic homemade mince pies this year, if there are any left!

For more information about the Christmas Market, please get in touch with Reception on or call (01308) 862 200.