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13th Century BridgeHouse Hotel & Restaurant, nestles in downtown Beaminster (Hardy’s ‘Emminster’), and is ideally located for stunning countryside and the fossil filled Jurassic coast. The hotel is one of West Dorset’s finest historical landmarks. Its façade conceals many surprises inside, such as inglenook fireplaces, beamed ceilings, two conservatories and alfresco dining area overlooking a lovely walled garden.

Owners, Mark & Joanna Donovan, have refurbished throughout to create a chic country town hotel and restaurant which enjoys an enviable reputation and draws upon West Dorset’s wealth of free range & organic food producers. From local hand dived scallops to fresh escargot, the hotel’s restaurant – the Beaminster Brasserie – is now firmly established on the ‘foodie’ map. Service in both hotel & restaurant is informal and relaxed. Bedrooms offer an eclectic mix of antique and modern fabrics.

Perhaps, the most attractive aspects of the Bridge House…….venue & dinner alfresco in summer.
Children and dogs warmly welcomed.

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Ratings/Awards: AA 3 Stars, 2 Rosettes
Number of Rooms: 13
Number Ensuite: 13

Price per Person

Double: £63 - £104
Twin: £63 - £104
Single: £82 - £175
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Name: Bridge House Hotel Restaurant
Cuisine: Traditional
Chef: Geraldine Gay
Awards: 2 Rosettes, Taste of the West Gold Award

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service
Disabled Access - limited
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
No Smoking Rooms
Open All Year
TV in Rooms

Sample Menu:


Homemade soup du jour with homemade bread £7.25
Madras spiced Lyme Bay huss scampi, pea purée, cucumber riata, sweet chilli, curry oil £9.25
Carpaccio smoked Creedy duck breast, sautéed heart, pink grapefruit jelly, hazelnut crumble £9.50
honey truffle mayonnaise
New Cross asparagus, poached hen’s egg, hollandaise sauce £8.50
Sautéed Lyme Bay scallops, pea shoot & watercress salad, Clementine segments, citrus peanut butter £9.95
Ballotine of local pork tenderloin, apple glaze, Creedy livers & prunes, Braeburn apple, £9.25
walnut & radish salad, celeriac crisps

Devon crab, samphire, chilli & coriander open ravioli, Champagne, tomato butter, lobster oil £9.50
Crispy gilthead bream fillet, warm Niçoise salad, confit vine tomatoes, anchovy mayonnaise, £19.50
poached hen’s eggs, fresh pesto
Five spiced braised belly pork, Laverstoke black pudding & caramelised onion mash, baby £18.50
vegetables, poached beetroot, five spiced beetroot jus
Open ravioli of butternut squash, spinach, wild mushrooms & white truffle oil, citrus fennel & radish salad £17.50
Roasted Lyme Bay Hake, chorizo, king prawn & squid paella, crab bisque, peas, broad beans, £19.50
Plate of West Country lamb, roasted loin, braised shoulder, confit breast, sautéed sweetbread, £21.50
smoked garlic mash, broccoli & almond purée, florets
Whole fish of the day with frites & garden herb salad £19.50
28 day matured West Country rib eye, triple cooked chips, Dorset Down mushrooms, onion rings, £21.50
roasted vine tomatoes

Roasted aubergine, courgette & vine tomatoes, marinated artichokes, Capricorn goats’ cheese, £16.50
fresh pesto

*Caramelised apricot tarte tatin, lemon & Cointreau ice cream £8.50
English strawberry shortbread sandwich, cheeky jelly, strawberry & cream milkshake £8.50
Exotic fruit pavlova, coconut cream, rum liquor £8.50
* Dark chocolate fondant, white chocolate & honeycomb ice cream £8.50
Individual layered gooseberry trifle with Elderflower thins, gooseberry fool £8.50
Selection of BridgeHouse ice creams, ginger bread man £7.50
Selection of English cheeses, quince jelly, grapes, celery, Fudges biscuits £9.50

* Please allow 15 minutes cooking time

A discretionary 10% service charge is added to all bills

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