Bridge House

‘The welcome is always friendly’ at Joanna and Mark Donovan’s ‘likeable’ country hotel in a former priests’ house dating back to the 13th century. More

Contact details

Bridge House
3 Prout Bridge
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3AY
England
01308 862200

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, ¼-acre walled garden, terrace (alfresco dining).


Background music

light jazz/classical at lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £99, D,B&B from £169. À la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The welcome is always friendly’ at Joanna and Mark Donovan’s ‘likeable’ country hotel in a former priests’ house dating back to the 13th century. ‘It’s nicely informative, too, with a guided tour of the facilities,’ says a return guest this year. The ‘immaculate interiors’ are ‘charming’ – ‘low-ceilinged and nicely furnished’; a beamed lounge with a huge inglenook fireplace and ‘squashy sofas’ is an ‘enjoyable’ spot for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink. Bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house are individually styled, with fine linen on the bed; two suites can accommodate a family. ‘Our comfortable coach house room had a modern bathroom supplied with good toiletries, robes and fluffy towels.’ At dinner in the Georgian panelled dining room (‘we loved the high-back rattan-style chairs and spotless tablecloths’), chef Geraldine Gay focuses on Dorset venison, game birds, fish, and garden vegetables in season. ‘Everything was beautifully cooked, especially the scallops and the sirloin steak served with triple-cooked chips.’ The morning meal, in the ‘light and airy’ garden-facing breakfast room, is ‘just as good’. (Ian Malone, MW)

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Bridge House
3 Prout Bridge
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3AY

Guest comments

' A lovely hotel. The welcome is always friendly. Our room was immaculate, Lovely dining room. Excellent dinner. Breakfast equally good, in airy room overlooking the garden. ' - Ian Malone - November, 2016
'A very pleasant place. Excellent dinner, pretty good breakfast and nice welcome. ' - Mary Woods - October, 2015
'A lovely hotel with friendly staff, most of them long serving. We always stay in the main building. Rooms are good sized and well furnished. The hotel combines the charm of an old building with plenty of modern comfort. Dinner is a highlight: interesting starters, imaginative main courses, and the shared platter of desserts is highly recommended. ' - Stephen and Berverly Potts - December, 2012

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