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“Great country pub”
Review of The Bottle Inn

The Bottle Inn
Ranked #78 of 134 Restaurants in Bridport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: The Bottle Inn is a heritage listed thatched pub with a fantastic ambience and is FOR SALE!! It has a very large beer garden (perfect for kids) for meals and drinks in summer and a warming ingle nook fireplace in the main bar in winter. Our function room which seats 100 for meals also doubles as a skittle alley complete with a bar and wood-burner for a cosy dining experience. This is a free-house so come and experience the best of ales and food today!!The Bottle Inn is for sale - contact the owners Michael and Pauline Brookes for further details.
Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great country pub”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

A lovely old bar, a free house with good real ales, and always has a nice atmosphere. The Curry bus visits on Friday nights, which makes a nice change. Look out for live music nights.

Visited December 2012
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Hawkchurch
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5 restaurant reviews
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“This historic pub will not be lost to the community.”
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Having visited the pub only to find itstill closed i was advised by Nigel who was working outside clearing some storm damage to a tree thatThe Bottle in will be opening again during early summer as a traditional ale house with country dining featuring many cask ales and traditional cuisine with a fantastic rustic atmosphere in keeping with the age of the pub.

He also confrimed that The world famous nettle eating competition will also take place in june/july after further renovations have been completed.

By all accounts The Bottle will be a fantastic place to meet and enjoy a beer or have a bite with a fantastic Sunday Carvery and Jazz.We Bottle fans will look forward to the pub opening again. Good luck to The Bottle.

Visited May 2012
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Lyme Regis, England
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7 reviews
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“Closed”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We'd heard that The Bottle had reopened. Last time we had visited it was dire - unwelcoming, grotty food and sulky service (Easter 2009). we hoped for better this time - it used to have a good reputation.
But was closed - permanently by the looks of it - chain across the car park.
This is a great site; how come no one can make a success of it?

Visited March 2011
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Bonneyview, Owner at The Bottle Inn, responded to this review, 16 June 2011
We were very sorry to read your report on The Bottle Inn. We have had a couple of very tenants, which has been hard for us to monitor as we live in Australia and took advantage of that!! We came over last month to clean up etc etc and it should be re-opening in the next few weeks with a new tenant, who will hopefully run our pub succesfully again. We are also about to re-thatch and re-surface car park etc. We hope that you will return again soon and enjoy your experience.

Michael and Pauline Brookes
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Very very welcoming, lovely surroundings, good food”
Reviewed 21 September 2010

We were a group of ten, staying just down the road, we ate in twice in the bar and the three times in the restaurant, service was just as good in both. Shelly and Simon were great hosts, one of our party had a birthday, they even gave her a birthday card. All of the staff at the Bottle Inn were very friendly, but did not crowed you. The carvery was very good, we were recommended it by several locals. When we came we were customers, when we left we were friends. That just about sums up the Bottle Inn.

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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“Local goes for a meal”
Reviewed 12 May 2009

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food here. The pub has new tenants and much needs to be done to "tidy" the place up but I am sure given time they will sort out the garden and refresh the paint work. I went for a meal at the weekend and the dining room was happily busy considering the huge choice of eateries in the area and need to keep people coming for meals to keep a decent trade. There is a bar at the back for the locals to enjoy a pint and chat. Service was carried out by a school girl who was charming when politely chastened to bring the wine etc. I left a tip to encourage her. Chips lovely, duck excellent and my friend enjoyed a steak. Not barmy prices. I gather music events are held in the back bar but would suspect the average diner would have departed before any music started - unless of course that was part of their evenings entertainment. We must support local pubs like this who have had to turn to dining to keep a trade. The building is thatched and just what a country "pub" should look like.

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