Other Information

Below is a list of information that might come in useful during your stay at Laverstock Farm and the surrounding area.

Baby sitting

If you would like to enjoy an evening out without children, please ask us about recommended local babysitters.

Nearest Shops

There is an award winning farm shop (Washingpool) on the left of the B3162 just before you get to Bridport from Laverstock Farm. This is about 10 minutes’ drive and is highly recommended.

Beaminster has a good Co-op store in the square and a number of other good independent food and gift shops.

Bridport has a street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you will also find a large number of other shops, including a cinema (The Electric Palace) and Bridport Arts Centre which often has some good exhibitions showing.

The following supermarkets are in Bridport: Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and Lidl. There is also a large modern Waitrose in Crewkerne.

Train Stations

The closest Train station is Crewkerne followed by Dorchester.


When contacting the Taxi’s- tell them  “Laverstock” as most firms know us. If you give the postcode for Sat Nav (DT6 5PE), remember to tell the taxi firm that, unless they have TomTom satnav, it won’t work. If you have a problem, suggest they go to www.laverstockfarm.co.uk and download directions. You can also tell them to turn left at “Four Ashes” (from Bridport), and drive for about half a mile before bearing off to the right, sign posted “Laverstock Only”.

  • Craigs Taxi:         01308 861000 (recommended)
  • Pat’s Cabs:          01308 424715 (recommended)
  • Abacus:                01308 423455
  • Acorn:                   01308 422422
  • Bridport Taxis:     01308 424252
  • Taxi for River Cottage HQ: Axminster Taxis 01297 340000.


Local Health Facilities



Salon on the Square in Beaminster centre (3 miles) 01308 861100

Hospital and A&E:

Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2JY, 01305 251 150


Bridport Medical Centre, Bridport, DT6 5BN, Tel: 01308 421896

Tunnel Road Surgery, Beaminster, DT8 3AB, 01308 862 225

Barton House, Beaminster, DT8 3EQ, 0844 477 2444/01308 861938


Allington Dental Practice, 5 West Allington Bridport, DT6 5BJ, 01308 421 919