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Bridge House Hotel


3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel
Prout Bridge, BEAMINSTER, Dorset, DT8 3AY

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Bridge House Hotel


BridgeHouse us one of the most characterful of Dorset hotels. The House on the Bridge' is a 700-year of former seminary deep in Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Owners Mark and Joanna Donovan have created an unpretentious home from home atmostphere, bringing the historic house into the 21st century with modern bathrooms, WiFi, flat screen TVs and Frette' linen in every room. The AA two rosette Beaminster Brasserie draws clientele from a wide radius, anxious to sample the freshly caught fish, organic, local meat fruit and vegetables from West Dorset's ample larder all around. Nearby is the World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast - 95 miles of unspoiled coast with 185 million years of fossil history. Stunning Abbotsbury with its sub-tropical gardens, swannery and children's farm is a short drive away. Nearer to the hotel are the stately terraced gardens of Mapperton House. A great centre for walking, BridgeHouse shares the same stretch of river Brit as that featured in Channel 4's River Cottage series. Dorset's Tourism Hotel of the Year 2013/14 is surrounded by some of Dorset's most spectacular countryside. Open All Year

Facilities for children:


Road Directions

By Road:
From A303
From A303 take A356 through Crewkerne. 2 miles out of Crewkerne, take A3066 towards Bridport/Beaminster. We are situated 100m down hill from town centre.

By Public Transport:
From Crewkene - 6 miles
A 15 minute journey on A3066. The hotel looks down from the town square.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Packed lunch available
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Serve evening meal
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Public telephone
  • Separate guests lounge

Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Tennis court

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Television available



  • 3 AA Stars Hotel
3 AA Stars Hotel


  • Other Accommodation Awards Signpost 2017

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