Cass Titcombe in the kitchen and Louise Chidgey front of house make a wonderful team for this classy, upmarket restaurant. The vibe is relaxed and informal. The menu is interesting, individual & the food superb. Prix fixe lunch or weekend brunch or a special occasion dinner, to be enjoyed by the log burning stove in beautifully presented decor. www.brassicarestaurant.co.uk 01308 538 100
The Brasserie at The Bridge House Hotel
Two AA rosettes & delicious food, great reviews from our guests, advance booking essential, we will be happy to book a table for you. 01308 862200 – www.bridge-house.co.uk
The Red Lion
Newly renovated in October 2015, now Beaminsters’ Gastro Pub, great atmosphere & food, fabulous decor, great atmosphere with live music at weekends. Great reviews already from guests.
Local friendly pub serving good beer & homecooked pub style food
Great steaks and other choices, booking essential at the Weekend
The Half Moon
Just 2 miles from us, serving really good pub food, good reports from our guests, but you need to book to get a table, it’s busy!
The New Inn
Also just a short drive from us and serving homecooked food in a lovely old pub, fabulous reviews.
The Fox Inn
Super hosts, great location for this old historic pub clad with roses in the summer, roaring log fires in the winter, delicous food, great menu, excellent service, one of our favourites.
The George Hotel
Newly Refurbished & looking very smart, great coffee, good food, & friendly service
The Bull Hotel and The Stable ciderhouse.
Fab food, entertainment & service, great coffee too! Tuck in Tuesdays for £10
01308 422878 – www.thebullhotel.co.uk
The Olive Tree
Mediterranean style food, family friendly
01308 422882 – www.olivetreerestaurant.net
Simply Superb Seafood, you need to book here too! Open in the Season from February to November
Lots of little shacks by the waterfront overlooking the boats
Serving everything from a Fresh local Crab Salad, fish & chips or a burger, all very reasonably priced
The Marquis of Lorne at Nettlecombe
6 miles away, a 16th century country inn with unrivalled hospitality, fantastic restaurant style food & very friendly hosts, Steve & Trace, you will be sure of a very warm welcome & great service too. Outstanding scenery in this pretty hamlet of old hamstone cottages. Award winning Palmers Ales on handpumps too, Great views from the pretty beer garden & play area. Another favourite of ours. Great reviews.
01308 485236 – www.themarquisoflorne.co.uk
13 miles away through the stunning Marshwood Vale, and views to the coast and country, is the small thriving maket town of Axminster. A beautiful old Church sits majestically in the centre surrounded by shops and cafes.
Our favourite place to eat and have coffee is the buzzing River Cottage Canteen, unrivalled food in the area, delicious cakes, pastries and coffees in the shop, or for lunch go through to the canteen and try the freshly cooked, local sourced, new and exciting dishes, and very reasonably priced too.
Also in The River Cottage Canteen you can buy Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls latest books and a wide variety of tempting local foods, chutneys, breads and drinks.
Try something different and book one of Hughs courses, from baking bread, catching & cooking your own fish, build & bake, foraging and fishing! To find out more about River Cottage HQ. www.rivercottage.net
Just a 30 minute drive to the historic town of Lyme Regis, famous for its old Cobb harbour, delightful fishing boats, clean beach, plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants, a very pleasant place when the maddening crowds have gone!! But still great in the busy buzz of summer.
Hix Oyster & Fish House
Unrivalled views of the sea, tempting sharing snax and a classy menu.
01297 446910 – www.hixoysterandfishhouse.co.uk