The Seaside Boarding House

Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh (late of London’s Groucho Club) have turned a once-derelict B&B into a ‘laid-back but sophisticated’ restaurant-with-rooms within sound of the waves. More

Contact details

The Seaside Boarding House
Cliff Road
Burton Bradstock
Dorset
DT6 4RB
England
01308 897 205

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, library, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, terrace, lawn, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘classic music’ in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed (1 family room).

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £200–£250. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh (late of London’s Groucho Club) run their ‘laid-back but sophisticated’ restaurant-with-rooms within sound of the waves. Fronted by a terrace with tables and chairs, the white-painted edifice stands above Lyme Bay and its beach – ‘a wonderful location’, writes a reader this year after an ‘enjoyable stay’. Interiors are pared-down chic and ‘in good taste’ – pale walls, bare floorboards (‘tread softly!’). In the ‘elegant, unfussy’ bedrooms overlooking Jurassic coast or gentle countryside, find books, a Roberts radio, a TV on request. ‘Our room was spacious and airy, with a comfortable bed and a nicely kitted-out bathroom.’ Dine on modern dishes rich in West Country produce in the sea-facing dining room – home-cured beef fillet, celeriac remoulade, perhaps, or hake fillet, smoked mussels, rainbow chard. On a balmy day, French doors are thrown open to the watery vista. ‘It’s not a cheap meal, but it’s entirely pleasing, and served by friendly staff.’ After breakfast the next day, ask for a greaseproof paper–wrapped crab sandwich, then follow the path to the beach. (Fiona Clifton, and others)

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The Seaside Boarding House
Cliff Road
Burton Bradstock
Dorset
DT6 4RB

Guest comments

'Excellent in every way, charm and friendliness on the part of everyone, excellent food and stunning position. ' - John Walton - February, 2016

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