BridgeHouse Hotel West Dorset

“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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“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.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“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.”

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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)

Address

BridgeHouse
3 Prout Bridge
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3AY
United Kingdom
01308 862200
www.bridge-house.co.uk

What's Nearby

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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14 rooms from $212 per night

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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

Hotel size

14 rooms
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