Local places to visit, be active and eat and drink

There are lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants which will all have their new arrangements.

Most activities are currently booking only so be sure to check out their websites.

Pubs within walking distance:

Marquis of Lorne, Nettlecombe: http://themarquisoflorne.co.uk

Spyway Inn, Askerswell:  https://thespywayinn.com/

The Three Horseshoes, Powerstock: https://palmersbrewery.com/pubs/three-horseshoes-powerstock/


Here are a few of our favourites;

Beppinos, Bridport, ice cream and coffee: https://www.gelateriabeppino.co.uk/

Dorshi, Bridport: http://dorshi.co.uk/

Watchhouse Café, West Bay: https://www.watchhousecafe.co.uk/

The Rise, West Bay: https://www.risecafebar.co.uk/

Klin Klan Thai, Bridport: https://m-klinklans-shop.yumapos.co.uk/ 

Hive beach Café, Burton Bradstock: https://www.hivebeachcafe.co.uk/

The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock: https://theseasideboardinghouse.com/

Red brick café: https://bridportantiques.co.uk/cafe/   

The Parlour: https://www.theparlour-bredyfarm.com/

Symondsbury Kitchen: https://symondsburyestate.co.uk/shop/symondsbury-kitchen/

Bridport Markets

Bridport has a great street market with all kinds of stalls. It’s there on Wednesdays and Saturdays all day, but usually beginning to clear up around 2pm on Saturdays.

There is also a monthly farmers market: https://bridportandwestbay.co.uk/markets/

And an antiques/vintage market: https://bridportantiques.co.uk/vintage-market/


The nearest shop is about 4.5 miles away – Bradpole Post Office, a lovely corner shop and off licence.

Otherwise, in Bripdort, there are lots of small shops – including wholefood [Fruits of the Earth, Victoria Grove] , greengrocers, bakers, butchers, and all kinds of others.

And there are 4 supermarkets: Co-op, Lidl, Morrisons, Waitrose.


Houses and gardens

Mapperton House and Gardens near Beaminster: https://mapperton.com/

Forde Abbey  near Chard: https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/

Montacute House near Yeovil: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/montacute-house

Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens: https://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/

Water sports

Kayaking and canoeing: https://www.westbaycanoes.co.uk/

Fast boat trips and water taxi: https://lymebayribcharter.co.uk/

Coastal and fishing trips: https://lymebayboattrips.com/

Sailing: https://www.suttonbinghamsc.net/w/training-youth/

Sailing: http://www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk/

Other outdoor and indoor activities

Horse riding: www.bidlakestables.co.uk.

Rock climbing indoors: https://rockburn-bridport.com/

Go Carting: http://www.uk-go-karting.com/tracks/dorset/clay-pigeon

Beach, fossil centre and fossil hunting: https://charmouth.org/chcc/

Children’s farm: http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/childrens_farm/

Abbotsbury Swannery: http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery/

Sea Life Centre: https://www.visitsealife.com/weymouth/

Monkey and ape rescue centre: https://monkeyworld.org/      





Wookey Hole in Somerset: https://www.wookey.co.uk/


Country crafts and courses, Musbury near Axminster: https://www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/courses-and-events

Local Palmers Brewery tour – Bridport: https://palmersbrewery.com/brewery-tours/

Cooking courses near Axminster: https://www.rivercottage.net/courses-2020

Arts and Performance /Entertainment

Art gallery and café: https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/

Eype Centre for the Arts: https://www.eypechurcharts.co.uk/

Bridport Arts Centre – temporarily closed

Electric Palace – temporarily closed

Lyric Theatre – temporarily closed

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