Places to go out & eat & drink in Beaminster
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Beaminster

Places to eat & drink in Beaminster.





This small, thriving market town has more than 200 listed buildings and lies at the head of the undisturbed Vale of the River Brit amidst picturesque hills. It was once famous for the manufacture of cloth, rope and twine.

Nearby is Hackthorn Hill and the beautiful Toller Down. The 19th century writer Thomas Hardy and poet William Barnes found inspiration here among the Tudor and Georgian buildings and quaint streets. Hardy transformed it into the fictional town 'Emminster' in his tragic tale 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'.

Nearby are the country houses of Mapperton, Melpash and Parnham. The town was the birthplace of Thomas Hine who emigrated to France in the late 18th century and gave his name to Hine's cognac based in Jarnac.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Beaminster or surrounding areas.

Beaminster Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

The Bridge House Hotel

Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AY
Tel: 01308 862200    Fax: 01308 863700
E-mail: enquires@bridge-house.co.uk
Web: www.bridge-house.co.uk

The restaurant serves a mixture of traditional and modern cooking, using produce from local farms and fishing ports where possible, and all beautifully presented. Light lunch is served in the conservatory, whilst a candle-lit dinner can be enjoyed in the Georgian dining room.
Type: Restaurant

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