Booze Walks


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Join one of THE “wild booze” experts, Andy Hamilton ( for one of his famous booze foraging walks.  Andy is a multiple award-winning author, brewer and an expert on wild food and sustainability. He is the author of the best-selling Booze for Free and The Perfect Pint : A Beer Lover’s Handbook. He writes for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph amongst others and frequently appears on TV and Radio talking about foraging and booze. You may have seen him on Autumnwatch, Countryfile, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and more.

When you take a sip of a Martini you could be consuming hundreds of wild plants as both vermouth and gin can be made from any number of plants. Some of these plants can be fairly exotic, others may be growing in your back garden and it is very possible to make your own wild infusions that will taste every bit as amazing as your favourite gin or vermouth.

On Andy’s wild booze foraging walks he takes a group of people out and introduces them to the plants that grow at our feet; plants that all have a secret history. You also get to sample a variety of his wild concoctions!

You can hear what one of his Booze walks is like with this Radio 4 Food Programme recording.

Take a look

Here is a blog post from one of these walks.


Strictly over 18s only. Places on this course are £45 per person.


To ensure there is plenty of interaction we have limited the number of places to 20.


Starting at 2 PM. The walk will take 2 – 3 hours.

Dates / locations

We will give you details of the meeting point about a month before the walk. As there will be some sampling, if you live out of Dorchester, you are advised to use public transport to get to and from the walk. Dorchester has two railway stations. Dorchester South station is on the London Waterloo to Weymouth main line (Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton etc.), Dorchester West Station is on the Heart of Wessex line from Weymouth to Bristol (Yeovil, Frome etc). Please do not drink and drive.

30-May-2020DorchesterPostponed due to Coronavirus


We require a minimum number of bookings for this walk by 22nd May 2020 to go ahead so please book in good time. If we have to cancel you can have a full refund or transfer to another one of our courses of equal value. We are not liable for any additional costs that this may cause you, such as transport or accommodation.

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