Shopping and Markets in Blandford Forum

The Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is a delight to wander around and browse the quaint little shops.

Surrounding the attractive Market Place is a variety of independent shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

You will also find a mix of brand named stores and independent retailers along West Street, East Street and Salisbury Street.

Don't forget to get off the beaten track and check out the shops found in the side streets and alleys including Barnack Walk, The Georgian Passage, Tabernacle Walk, The Plocks and Greyhound Square.


There are a number of indoor and outdoor markets in the town throughout the week, so if you are visiting on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, you’re in for a treat!

The town market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays in the Market Place and has stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables to homeware and pet supplies. There is also an indoor market on Thursday held inside the Corn Exchange which is next to the Market Place.

Blandford Craft Market takes place on the second and fourth Friday and can be found at The Shambles, next to the Market Place.

Food and Drink

For a local 'tipple' pay a visit to the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery which have been brewing award winning Badger beers since 1777. You can take a tour of the Brewery or stop by their shop to buy bottles of the amusingly named beers including Fursty Ferret, Twice Tangled and Hopping Hare!

There are also butchers, bakers and delicatessens to make sure you’re stocked up on all kinds of delicious food and drink during your stay in Dorset.

And for when you need a break from exploring, you’ll find pubs, bars and bistros too, so there is plenty on offer for all tastes and budgets.