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14 rooms from $203 per night

“Renovated country town hotel. Cosy atmosphere with wooden beams and open fireplaces. Traditional and romantic rooms with dark hues and four poster beds. Award winning restaurant and some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. Ideal for a country weekend away.”

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“Renovated country town hotel. Cosy atmosphere with wooden beams and open fireplaces. Traditional and romantic rooms with dark hues and four poster beds. Award winning restaurant and some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. Ideal for a country weekend away.”

Hotel Overview

“Mark and Joanna Donovan used to work in TV and fashion respectively, but changed their lives when they stayed at the this charming 13th century former clergy house (complete with priest's hole) and heard it was for sale. They bought it and breathed new life into it, revamping the bathrooms and decorating the bedrooms with a stylish mix of traditional, contemporary and eclectic touches to suit all tastes. The excellent Stephen Pielesz has been chef for the past three years earning 2 AA Rosettes. Just the place for a cosy or romantic weekend in Hardy Country. Great family suite too.”

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A perfect country house hideaway, with cosy fires, excellent food, old oak beams, Georgian panelling, and wonderful walking.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • In room DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Good wine list
  • Private dining room
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • In Coach House only, charges apply
  • Child friendly
  • Babysititng available
  • Conference facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Sailing
  • The hotel arranges RIB rides along the Jurassic coast from West Bay to Lyme Regis.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend an afternoon fossil hunting with local experts, fascinating and informative.
  • Golf
  • Golfers will be kept busy with Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club are nearby.
  • Cycling
  • Bicycles, mountain bikes and electric bicycles all available for hire nearby.
  • Great walks
  • The Jurassic Coast on your doorstep, throw on the wellies and head out rambling- don't forget your packed lunch.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
4 words: Building; Food; Location; Us;
BridgeHouse is very old - 700 years we believe. The whole building is cosy and magical and with a truly lovely intimacy.
Food - great local produce is a given. The added spark is Steve, our Head Chef whose creativity is exceptional in this part of the world
Us - We're small (13 bedrooms). Independent. But above all we have a fantastic team of people who don't stand on ceremony and make everyone feel personally welcome.
Location: 5 miles from the Jurassic Coast; Beaminster is a stunning small town with over 200 listed buildings; proximity to West Dorset's rolling hills and countryside - like nowhere else in the county.

What is there to do in the area?
Coast & Countryside: There's cooking at Lesley waters Cookery School; vineyard tours at nearby Furleigh Estate; fossil hunting, wood carving, clay & game shooting, golf, walking, rib rides, electric bike rides; great gardens to visit at Abbotsbury (sub-tropical); Mapperton & Forde Abbey; attractions to visit include: Haynes Motor Museum, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum; Bovington Tank Museum; Pecorama

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English (with locally made sausages & Dorset Down mushrooms; Beaminster free range eggs etc); Continental; eggs Benedict/Florentine; the best scrambled egg & smoked salmon anywhere; kippers etc

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Food is our forte and so we are open for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner including alfresco dining in the summer. West Dorset has also become a foodie destination. Masterchef winner, Mat Follas, has his restaurant in Beaminster just yards from the hotel. Mark Hix is in Lyme Regis. River Cottage is a little further while the Riverside fish restaurant in nearby West Bay is world renowned. There's also a growing number of trendy cafes and gastro pubs.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our Superior & Four Poster bedrooms are mostly in the oldest part of the building - full of romance and character.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
BridgeHouse is simply unique. It's a cosy, friendly, unpretentious, romantic, food lovers destination in amazing West Dorset.”

Other Reviews

Bridge House

"The charm of the place is intact and it has been freshened and modernised without sacrificing character."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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14 rooms from $203 per night

Late Availability - Book a last minute break to Bridge House Hotel in the centre of Beaminster. Doubles from as little as £80 per room B&B.

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A perfect country house hideaway, with cosy fires, excellent food, old oak beams, Georgian panelling, and wonderful walking.
Activities
  • Sailing
  • The hotel arranges RIB rides along the Jurassic coast from West Bay to Lyme Regis.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend an afternoon fossil hunting with local experts, fascinating and informative.
  • Golf
  • Golfers will be kept busy with Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club are nearby.
  • Cycling
  • Bicycles, mountain bikes and electric bicycles all available for hire nearby.
  • Great walks
  • The Jurassic Coast on your doorstep, throw on the wellies and head out rambling- don't forget your packed lunch.
Other highlights
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Organic food
  • Owner managed
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Antiques
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • In Coach House only, charges apply
  • Child friendly
  • Babysititng available
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Four poster beds
  • Charming
  • Traditional

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