Bridge House

‘A nice welcome’ and ‘an excellent dinner’ await at this ‘very pleasant place’, a stone-built former priests’ house by the River Brit, deep in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. 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, sunroom/conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ⅓-acre walled garden, terrace (alfresco dining), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

light jazz/classical in most public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £160–£230, D,B&B £230–£310. 1-night bookings refused weekends and bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A nice welcome’ and ‘an excellent dinner’ await at this ‘very pleasant place’, a stone-built former priests’ house by the River Brit, deep in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. The owners, Joanna and Mark Donovan, ‘make you feel welcome the moment you arrive’. Within, find cosy interiors seemingly unchanged since before Hardy’s time – low ceilings, oak beams, inglenook fireplaces – all with ‘plenty of modern comfort’. Choose from ‘well-furnished’, individually styled bedrooms in the 700-year-old main building and a converted coach house. Some are remarkably spacious; all have Italian linens, waffle bathrobes, high-end toiletries, a modern bathroom. The quietest rooms overlook the walled garden. Travelling with family? Two suites easily accommodate children. At dinner (Geraldine Gay has been promoted to head chef), tuck in to brasserie favourites with a twist, perhaps sweet potato and coconut beignets, tomato and coriander gazpacho, avocado-lime mayonnaise; braised ox cheek, horseradish mash, herb dumplings. At breakfast, breads and preserves are home made. ‘A good base for west Dorset; strikingly attractive market towns and good walks are nearby.’ (Mary Woods, and others)

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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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