Places to eat and drink

Recommended Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes. Please note that you are well advised to book in advance, especially in holiday periods and check that they are open on Sunday and Monday evenings as some close at these times.

Rise Cafe Bar Restaurant in West Bay

Down House Café in Eype

The Watch House Cafe in West Bay

The Anchor in Seatown

The Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock

Rise Cafe Bar Restaurant in West Bay: DT6 4EZ

A lively and relaxed place. Great for families and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. – 01308 422 011.

Down House Café in Eype, Bridport, DT6 6AH

Organic food from this organic farm, fantastic countryside and beach location. Not licensed. 01308 421232.

The Watch House Cafe in West Bay, DT6 4EN

Watch House Café is an easy going café in West Bay. Set right on East Beach, it’s just yards from the sea and the stunning views. Great for breakfast and lunch. 01308 459330.

The Anchor Inn in Seatown, DT6 6JU

Two bars, outside terraces and cliff seating provide the perfect opportunity to come and enjoy the tranquillity and views offered by this heritage coastline. Seafood, fresh local foods and ales. Fairly basic pub food in a special location. 01297 489215

The Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock (on the beach), DT6 4RF

Busy café on the beach, ideal for coffee or lunch after a walk. Open for dinner in holiday season. Good quality food, especially seafood. 01308 897 070

The New Inn at Stoke Abbott, DT8 3JW

A lovely thatched country pub with good quality food at reasonable prices. Popular with the locals and a friendly Landlady and Landlord. This is the closest pub to Laverstock Farm and they welcome children and dogs. 01308 868333

The Shaves Cross Inn at Shaves Cross, DT6 6HW

Beautiful Country pub with garden and skittle alley- worth going for a drink. 01308 868358.

Brassica Restaurant in Beaminster, DT8 3AS

Good quality modern European restaurant. Menu’s regularly change with what produce is in season. Popular for lunch and dinner. Located in the square at Beaminster. 01308 538 100.

The Ollerod in Beaminster, DT8 3AY

Good quality food from local seasonal produce with an evolving menu. Popular for lunch and dinner. Located in Beaminster. 01308 862200.

The Half Moon in Melplash, DT6 3UD

Country pub with a garden serving good food. 01308 488 321.

The Bull Hotel in Bridport, DT6 3LF

Well worth a visit for coffee, lunch or dinner. Open 7 days a week. 01308 422 878.

The Stable Bar and Kitchen, DT6 3LF

Serving a vast selection of ciders, homemade Dorset pizzas and pies. Busy in the evenings. Great for families.