Discover Dizzy Co Designs

At Redlands Yard, Broadwindsor, Dorset  you will find Dizzy Co Designs, Gifts, Gallery and Workshops….


Run by owner Katherine Alexander, Dizzy Co Designs consists of a shop with an ecletcic collection of over 25 of the best artisans from Dorset, Devon and Somerset all in one gallery and gift shop. All gifts are handcrafted by time served artisans including:

  • art work,
  • ceramics,
  • weaving,
  • leather work,
  • cards,
  • fused glass,
  • jewellery,
  • wood turning
  • stunning chainmaille jewellery and much more…

You can also attend a workshops there throughout the year – check Broadwindsor’s What’s On page for dates. Don’t see a date which suits? Then contact Katherine to make a date to suit 🙂

Click HEREto visit the Dizzy Co Design website.

Click HERE to follow Dizzy Co Designs on Facebook

Contact Katherine directly on 07932 040338
or alternatively, email

Wishing Katherine every success with her business!


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Richard’s Chip Van At The White Lion On Tuesdays

Following the awful news of Richard‘s traffic accident in L&F’s Catering van last weekend, Chairman of the White Lion Community pub, Rick Dyke and chef, Clive Dammert met to discuss how the community could help…

Happy to say Clive is opening his kitchen for Richard and his team to operate from on Tuesday evenings, serving from 6pm until their van is back on the road 🙂

Pre-orders would be preferred – 07942 467 656

To reserve a table at the White Lion – please telephone 01308 867070.

Wishing Richard and Charlotte the best wishes for their challenging future.


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The White Lion – Village Survey, Spring 2024

At the time of publishing, most villagers will have received their questionnaire & accompanying letter through their letter boxes.  Please note any comments made on social media will be noted but only the questionnaires hand delivered and collected will be taken into account.
It reads:

Last month, The White Lion, Broadwindsor marked its second birthday since re-opening as a community-run pub. The managers, the committee and the volunteers work very hard to provide a comfortable and inviting venue for all the residents of Broadwindsor and beyond. But of course, there is always room for improvement.

The pub is run by the community, for the community, and so the aim of this survey is to find out what you like or don’t like about the pub, and what the team can do to make it even more attractive to more people.

The team would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey to let them know your thoughts and opinions. Even if you don’t visit the pub very often, your views are really important. The survey is anonymous and there is no requirement to give any personal details.

The management team hope to analyse the responses to this survey and use the information to help formulate a plan for future improvements to the pub. If you would like to be informed of these conclusions, please email

How the pub is run

The White Lion premises are owned by Palmers Brewery who supply all the drinks and associated products to the pub. The day-to-day running of the pub is managed by Kerry and Clive who are employed by the management committee. This committee currently consists of eight elected volunteers, each of which are allocated a specific role, who take care of the behind-the-scenes business matters. There is also a dedicated team of volunteers and kitchen porters who help out behind the bar, in the kitchens and with table service, and are also responsible for general maintenance and decoration of the pub. The pub is run as a not-for-profit organisation. Any and all profit made is used to maintain and improve the pub and the services it provides. More details can be found on the website:

The Survey

Most questions are in the form of a statement to which you can agree or disagree on a scale of 1 – 5. Other questions ask for specific answers which can be ticked or circled. Mark all those that apply. No questions are compulsory.

You can view the full 7 page survey HERE.

Questions cover all aspects of the pub: food; drink selection; service; decor; entertainment; accessibility and you do have the opportunity to make your comments and suggestions 🙂

It is our community pub and proudly belongs to our community – please complete your copy and have it collected because your opinion counts! Thank you.

Would you like to get involved?

There are a number of ways you can contribute to the running of the pub…

Become a Volunteer.

There is a dedicated team of trained volunteers who help out behind the bar and with table service. Also, there is always work to do in upkeep and maintenance of the pub, inside and out. If you think you have something to offer as part of this team, please email for more details. Appropriate training will be given.

Become a Donor

In 2021-22, a hugely successful fundraiser collected a significant amount of money to refurbish the pub and finance the reopening. Many people from the village and further afield gave generously towards that fundraiser. A proportion of that money is still in hand, but from time to time, repairs and improvements are needed to the fabric of the pub and investment is required for new or replacement hardware, especially for the kitchens, which can incur substantial costs. The committee endeavours to raise as much as possible through grants, but some of these require match-funding. If you generously donated in 2021-22, then thank you again. If you didn’t make a donation then, or would like to donate again, then please email for more information.

Become a Pub Member

Many of those who donated also took the option to become a ‘pub member’. This membership entitles the person to attend and vote at the Annual Members Meeting (AMM) where committee members are elected and important decisions concerning the running of the pub are voted on by the membership. There are currently over 200 names on the members list. For more information on becoming a pub member, please email

Thank you!

For and on behalf of the team at The White Lion Broadwindsor and Broadwindsor Community Pub Ltd.

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It’s Christmas At Redlands Yard

Honouring their tradition of the last 30 years, Christmas arrived on 1st October at Redlands Yard and The Foxy Cottage!

As you’d expect with the current fuel situation and the way deliveries and drivers are situated at the moment, there have been delays with their stock.  They have “a sprinkling of Christmas” on display now and hopefully it won’t be long until they are in Full Bling mode!

The Foxy Cottage are also selling 2022 calendars produced by Award-winning landscape, aerial and property photographer, James Loveridge Photography which captures 12 beautiful scenes of our Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Dorset.  On sale now.


Sophia’s Choice At Redlands Yard

Last Saturday, Sophia’s Choice celebrated its 7th Birthday trading in Beaminster.  We now welcome Charlie Hughes to her new location at Redlands Yard in Broadwindsor, which will be open on Thursday 3rd December.

In the beginning:

Sophia’s Choice began as a Green Family Lifestyle blog back in October 2012, which grew into an online shop selling many of the brands that owner Charlie had written about. “In March 2016, I opened their first “bricks and mortar” shop with treatment room in Beaminster, after my youngest daughter started school. After a break away from my holistic therapies when my children were small, this was a great opportunity to go back to offering holistic treatments again in addition to the shop.”

Charlie & DaughterWhen asked about the effects of LockdownCharlie said,

Lockdown has brought many challenges both personal and business. As a relatively new, small business I navigated through the after effects of the Beaminster cash point raid in August 2018. However, lockdown in March further impacted this with reduced customer footfall, and although we were able to serve the community 3 mornings a week with their healthy essentials, all the close contact treatments I offer had to close with immediate effect.
Juggling home schooling my two girls with the shop brought its challenges but as a family we supported each other through this difficult time. Sadly, as a small independent business, the effects of this first lockdown meant I had to make the difficult decision at the end of August to scale everything back and move to smaller premises in a bid to keep my business alive. I’m sure I won’t be the only business who has to make difficult decisions at this time.

Charlie continued with her Optimism for the Future,

Juggling the needs of my girls with my business has been hard. However, I’m hopeful that this move to Redlands Yard in Broadwindsor is the right one. I have been warmly welcomed here which means a lot to me. I hope I can add value to what is already here, as I love being a part of a community. It was very weird opening the shop again on the first day of the second lockdown, however I look forward to the buzz of the centre being open again very soon.

Moving forward, the way we operate will be slightly different than before.

  • The shop will be open every Thursday and Friday from 9.30am – 3.00pm if you want to stop by and shop your healthy essentials.
  • Treatment days are scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this time, with other options available by prior arrangement.
  • In the run up to Christmas, it is my intention to open the shop on some Saturdays too.”

I very much look forward to welcoming customers new and old to our new home here at Redlands Yard. It will be great to see you all again soon.

Sophia's ChoiceYou can view all products on the website online HERE where you’ll find a range suitable for the whole family which are Natural, Organic and Nourishing.
Contact Charlie by email:
or on 07525 662888.

Welcome to our community Charlie and Good Luck for the Future!



Stableyard Restaurant – November Takeaways

From today, for the month of November, the Stableyard Restaurant at Redlands Yard are offering lunchtime takeaways on Fridays, Saturdays, breakfast and roast lunches on Sundays.

*This will be PRE ORDER ONLY* Please call 01308 868362 or email the day before by 4pm and leave a message for them to call you back.

Stableyard Lunchtime Takeaway

Stableyard Takeaway

Stableyard Takeaway Drinks


Local Employment with Baboo Gelato

🍦 🍦 Baboo Gelato are hiring! 🍦🍦

Love gelato? Love the sea? Have a passion for customer service? Baboo Gelato have got you covered!

They’re looking for a Seasonal Supervisor to join their team at West Bay.
You need to be reliable, organised, friendly and hard-working.
Experience in customer service and cash up procedures essential.
Get in touch via Facebook HERE or

Please share! 😊

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Opening Tomorrow: Stableyard Restaurant

The restaurant at Redland’s Yard opens at 9.30am tomorrow morning as the Stableyard Restaurant.

A new name, but the same great food that you’ve come to expect!
The team has been hard at work, and are so delighted to be able to throw open their doors again and welcome you back! They’re kicking off with a lighter menu tomorrow, but serving some fantastic meal options and a selection of teas and cakes and treats! They are open on:

  • Tuesday – Friday from 09:30am4:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00am4:00pm

The restaurant has been taken over and is being launched by Linda Paget. Having been in the catering world for many years, Linda’s knowledge of flavours and her extensive experience in the food production industry means that they are able to prepare exquisite meals for their patrons; whether they’re there for a 3-course Christmas meal, popping in for a quick lunch, or just in the mood for something sweet from the cake counter. Enjoy!

Book your table: (01308) 868362
Message them through their Facebook page HERE.
Visit their website HERE.

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