Food and drink

Pubs and restaurants


All around are first-class pubs and restaurants offering the many foodie delights of West Dorset, and we will be happy to steer you towards some (and away from others!). Local award-winning eateries include:-


The Bridge House Hotel in Beaminster


The Bull Hotel in Bridport


Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock


* for fresh local fish don''t miss Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis, or


The Riverside Restaurant in West Bay


The Brassica Restaurant is smack on the picturesque square in nearby Beaminster


The Half Moon at nearby Melplash is another local favourite.


* our current favourites are the Pickled Ginger bistro in Bridport (named after one of the waitresses!), and the Station Kitchen in West Bay - based in the old railway station and featuring excellent up-market cooking (and a choice of over 50 gins!).

For pubs you can't do better than The Anchor at Seatown for great views, a seaside cliff-top drink and good pub grub. The Bottle at Marshwood - home of the world-famous Nettle Eating Championships (yes, seriously!) - prides itself on its changing selection of beers and ciders. Closer to home are two other pubs, both within walking distance and both serving food.


If you want to relax completely then we can arrange drop-off and pick-up with Graham, the village taxi driver!




Bridport has a wide choice of independent butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers, but if you're planning a picnic the first place to go is Leakers bakery - they always feature in any list (however short!) of the best bakers in the country.


Palmers Brewery is at the south end of Bridport, and its on-site shop offers the full range of their quality ales, draught or bottled, as well as a wide choice of wines and spirits. They are the only thatched brewery in the country, and offer guided tours.


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