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Bridge House

3 Prout Bridge | Prout Bridge, Beaminster DT8 3AY, England
+44 1308 862200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
14 Mar 2017
“Excellent food.”
26 Jan 2017
“Nice feel”
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British, European
3 Prout Bridge | Prout Bridge, Beaminster DT8 3AY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming hotel with lovely dining spaces. We chose to go there for lunch because of the conservatory. However the sandwiches we had were very poor for £8.50 each. Crayfish tail with lemon mayonnaise sandwich, sounded lovely. The white bread was bog standard...More

Thank Hilaire
BridgeHouse, Owner at Bridge House, responded to this review

Dear Hilaire, Thank you for your feedback. I don't think I've ever had to answer criticism of a sandwich before. However, I am genuinely sorry that you did not think it was up to scratch. I will obviously take it up with the kitchen. Thank...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good choices. Well presented. Lovely cosy dining room. All staff were friendly, nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Anne h
BridgeHouse, Owner at Bridge House, responded to this review

Dear Anne h, Love your review! Covers everything in 2 lines.......but covers everything. Very much appreciated. Thank you. Mark Donovan

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Had an offer to stay for two nights B & B with dinner on the first night. The hotel is very comfortable with good rooms and good hotel staff. Dinner was a bit disappointing as the service was very slow and at one point non...More

Thank mmg671
BridgeHouse, Owner at Bridge House, responded to this review

Dear mmg671, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you considered service to be slow on the night you had dinner with us. We have a new restaurant manager who has recently started and I am 100% confident that there will be no repeat...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We met friends here on a Saturday lunchtime. As we were early we went into a little side room and had teas and coffees. The restaurant itself is very well laid out and there is also a conservatory when the place is busy. The food...More

Thank Jeff S
BridgeHouse, Owner at Bridge House, responded to this review

Dear Jeff S, Thank you for your feedback and I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. I will take up the issue of lactose-free dishes with the kitchen as this is something we are seeing more of. Happy to hear that...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be fantastic but has rather deteriorated. Service was so slow; waited for 20 mins for the bill because of computer error but they kindly adjusted the bill as computer crashed. Starter was cold. Mains arrived at different times. Vegetables terrible; butternut squash with...More

Thank cleofenlander
BridgeHouse, Owner at Bridge House, responded to this review

Dear cleofenlander, I would not write us off just yet. We have a terrific, new, front of house team. The kitchen is also seeing radical change with some fresh ideas and personnel. We're very excited about the summer months and would hope you might try...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Last Saturday evening my wife and I went to the Bridge House hotel for a (slightly belated) Silver Wedding Anniversary dinner. Great welcome,, good bar selection of beers and wines. Outstanding food and very efficient staff - always available yet not obtrusive.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 November 2016

4 of us ate at a Sunday lunch, lovely surroundings but here comes the but, first of all" the wine waitress" asked if we would like drinks, no drinks list was offered so was shocked to be charged £8.00 for 2 half's of San Miguel...More

1  Thank Stella S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent Meal and first rate service. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here whilst staying at the hotel. Intimate dining area and great choice of locally produced food.

Thank LydiaandJohnSurrey
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a weekend away and spent 2 nights at the Bridge house. The room was clean and spacious, warm and cosy so no complaints. Bath room was a little tired and the towel rail was dusty. It was all ok with out blowing us...More

Thank cmart72
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had excellent wines with help from the senior member of staff. The lounge area for drinks is comfortable and slightly quirky. We were seated in the annexe for dinner, which was good for us as a party of 5 so that we could all...More

Thank hooke_11
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Prout Bridge | Prout Bridge, Beaminster DT8 3AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Beaminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 862200
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Dorset has many fine eateries, but you'd be missing out if you didn't give the Beaminster Brasserie, at the BridgeHouse Hotel, a try. Imagine the finest West Dorset produce from its luscious fields and bountiful sea served up in an historic setting with professionalism and passion. Whether you're looking for a quick, light, healthy bite, a delectable dinner or the best of the best business lunches, then you'll find it here. Our brasserie is beautifully chic, relaxed and with a lively atmosphere. You can choose from three unique eating areas: a candle lit dining room, Georgian panelled with conservatory; The Sun Room conservatory dining; And our wonderfully Mediterranean al fresco dining area overlooking the walled garden. Our manager Brendon Matthews and head chef Steve Pielesz have a great rapport which creates an original, tasteful dining experience. Together they have established a great following in this newly discovered, foodie destination of West Dorset. Steve's fabulous modern cuisine and our exclusive award winning wine list is perfectly complemented by the ideal setting. The restaurant is also a great choice for wedding receptions, group dining and entertaining.