My partner and I wanted a special place to stay for his 60th birthday weekend. We wanted somewhere that felt special but not a country house hotel. We also wanted somewhere near beautiful countryside where we could spend time on long walks. Bridge House was just right. I'm going to mention a couple of minor things later in this review which weren't quite right for me but I don't want in any way to detract from the fact that this hotel is gorgeous. I recommend it 100%. The food is fantastic - delicious and locally sourced - a blackboard even lists the suppliers! We sat outside for dinner the first night which was lovely and then the second night we were in the main restaurant which was even better. Breakfast was lovely too. Beautifully cooked eggs! The lounge is very cosy and a nice place to enjoy a drink before dinner. Our room had a four-poster bed and excellent quality bed linen. So - what could have been better? I did say they were minor things - but for a restaurant with such beautiful wines to enjoy I thought the wine glasses were a bit small and not the best quality. Our room was lovely and full of character but it was at the top of the small staircase - and reception is at the bottom - so we were disturbed at times by the phone and the chatter at the desk. Finally, it was my partner's 60th birthday, we mentioned this at the time we booked so I was hoping the hotel remembered and would offer him a celebration drink or something. But anyway - I bought us a bottle of Prosecco which was delicious and perfectly chilled so it was fine. The staff are really friendly and the service was impeccable. So if you like seriously good food and want somewhere relaxing yet really special, Bridge House is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Former Dorset Hotel of the Year. Stunning 13th Century former priests' house within pretty town - Beaminster. Thirteen luxury bedrooms all with Italian linen, Molton Brown & flat screen tvs. Taste of the West Gold award winner & 2 AA Rosettes. Al fresco dining in summer overlooking a pretty, walled garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bridge Hotel Beaminster
- Bridge House Hotel Beaminster, Dorset