The Ollerod

In March 2018, the then owners sold what was then Bridge House to Silvana Bandini and Chris Staines, she a former general manager at The Pig near Bath, he one-time executive chef at the Abbey Hotel, Bath. More

Contact details

The Ollerod
3 Prout Bridge
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3AY
England
01308 862 200

Hotel information

Bedrooms

13. 4 in coach house, 4 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

hall/reception, lounge, bar, sun room, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1/4 -acre walled garden, terrace, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in public rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms and lounge, not in restaurant (£15 per dog per night)

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £100-£280 (single occupancy rates, 7 days' notice required). A la carte meal £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In March 2018, the then owners sold what was Bridge House to Silvana Bandini and Chris Staines, she a former general manager at The Pig near Bath, he a one-time executive chef at the Abbey Hotel, Bath. And if that sounds like a grand game of musical chairs, now that the music has stopped we expect good things. A proposed redecoration should be well advanced, and the hotel has become more restaurant-led (Mr Staines held a Michelin star in London). Bedrooms are individually styled, with good linens, waffle robes, organic toiletries. The building is characterful, with mullioned windows, flagstone floors, beams. The ‘biggest drawback’ is the road that runs past the door, yet traffic noise was not a problem, say Guide inspectors. In the crepuscular dining room, Mr Staines ‘gives modern British cooking a Dorset focus’ in menus that include small plates, interesting vegetarian choices (broccoli orzo ‘risotto’, charred purple sprouting broccoli, kale, toasted almonds). ‘Breakfast in a nice garden room had a small buffet with delicious apricot and prune compote, excellent pain au chocolat and croissants, a good kipper.’ ‘Everyone was so friendly.’ Reports, please.

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The Ollerod
3 Prout Bridge
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3AY

Guest comments

'New owners provide excellent food, but bedrooms need attention, and the dining room was too dark for us - we had to use a torch to read the menus and we couldn't really see the food. Despite the busy road it was quiet indoors. Everyone friendly and efficient. Lovely cotton sheets on the bed ( we asked for no duvet).; ' - CE - April, 2018

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