Theres plenty to like about our part of West Dorset (and beyond!). Here's a few of our favourites.
Restaurants & Cafes
Owned and run by a professional chef, Cafe Bean in Bridport offers a friendly, quality service with a varied seasonal menu, using local and fairtrade producers and suppliers.
Hix Oyster & Fish House
Overlooking the harbour with stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast and is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy the best of British seafood.
Seaside Boarding House
Overlooking the majestic sweep of Chesil
beach and the wide expanse of Lyme Bay is an oasis of relaxed sophistication.
A fine restaurant, proper
bar and eight luxurious bedrooms all with a view of the sea.
White House Hotel
A recently refurbished four bedroom Regency hotel and award winning restaurant situated in the coastal village of Charmouth at the heart of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.
The newest kid on the Bridport restaurant block. Small plates with big flavour using 100% Dorset ingredients. A whole host of East Asian inspired street eats including great fried and steamed dumplings.
Jaap and Hannah welcome you to their dog, child and muddy boot-friendly pub! Visit for home-cooked meals which use the best of Dorset's local produce.
Part of the brilliant Sausage & Pear catering company, the Station Kitchen offers a unique dining experience. Visit their converted railway carriage and station waiting room for some of the best cocktails and food around.
This cosy restaurant serves cooked breakfast, lunches, dinners and Sunday roasts! Pop in for coffee and cake, or sample one of head chef Chris' range of homemade gluten free treats.
Founded by father and daughter team Murray and Emily, this family run cafe in Dorchester offers delicious breakfasts, lunch and afternoon tea using local produce. They also cater for weddings and other special events!
Siblings Rob and Ed took over the Crown in Autumn 2016, bringing with them delicious food and a brilliant atmosphere. Sit by the cost log fire and relax, or book in to one of their B&B rooms - complete with spectacular sea views!
Stoneground flour millers since 1832, Stoates Cann Mills in Shaftesbury provide us with a range of superb flours – essential ingredients when creating our breads and cakes.
Since 1880 Longman's have been producing & sourcing a great variety of cheese, cream and other delicious dairy products. They make their own tasy cheddar at their HQ in the heart of Somerset.
Specialists in the craft of curing the finest bacon Denhay continue to produce dry cured bacon using only pork from outdoor reared or bred British herds which has been recognised by all the UK’s top food awards
Palmers have been operating in Dorset since 1794, producing a range of ales using traditional brewing methods. Their 200 Ale makes an appearance in our famous Cheese, Chilli & Beer bread.
From Dorset With Love
Husband and wife duo Karl and Chrissy run this truly delicious Dorset-based business. They create award-winning chutneys, jams & curds in small batches, using locally sourced ingredients where possible.
West Dorset Beekeper's Association The association supply us with their delicious honey, which can be purchased in our shop. Our current honey stock comes from hives less than a mile away.
Essential Worker Co-Operative Essential Trading is one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK, and a proud pioneer of the wholefood market. Essential Trading wholesales, manufactures and distributes vegetarian wholefoods across the UK. They specialise in ethically produced, organic, Fairtrade and ‘free from’ food sourced from all corners of the globe
Hungry Mule Caterers
Bridport-based Hungry Mule cater for intimate dinner parties, large wedding receptions, canapé events and barbecue parties. They source creative food for any occasion to suit taste and budget.
The River Cottage website is an ideal resource for local food matters; news and events; cookery courses and recipes; as well as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's thoughts and advice.
The Bull Hotel
Step in off the bustling market streets of Bridport and discover the wonderful world of the Bull Hotel. Easy-going, informal and bursting with life, this former 17th century coaching inn has been lovingly restored and oozes eclectic style and contemporary rustic charm.
Bridport Food Festival
Run by the Bridport Local Food Group with the aim of supporting producers and promoting local food the event is a much loved fixture in Bridport’s food calendar, regularly attended by over 3000 visitors.
Bridport Chamber of Trade and Commerce
This website is a single point of information for businesses, residents and visitors of Bridport. Includes News, Business Directory, Events and much more.
The South West’s premier agricultural exhibition takes place in late August each year. Featuring livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture plus trade stands selling everything from tasty treats to tractors