BridgeHouse Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is one of Britain's 50 cosiest hotels, says The Daily Telegraph 
  • The 700-year-old property is set by the River Brit in Beaminster, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Beaminster Brasserie serves classic British cuisine

90% (21 Member Ratings)

"We had a beautiful room looking on to a very pretty garden. Our room was extremely comfortable and dinner was delicious. And there was a cocktail maker in the bar before dinner! We felt our night away was made special."
Apr 23, 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the A35, A37, A3066 and the B3163. Crewkerne is the nearest train station and is a 13-minute taxi ride away. South West Trains running from this station include London Waterloo, Exeter St Davids, Basingstoke and Salisbury. Maiden Newton train station is a 15-minute taxi away and First Great Western trains running from this station include Bristol Parkway, Weymouth, Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads.

Rooms & Rates

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The BridgeHouse Hotel in Dorset has been named as one of Britain's 50 cosiest hotels by The Daily Telegraph, which praises its "snug bar, inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and handsome bedrooms".

The 700-year-old property is set by the River Brit in Beaminster formerly a priest's house. The property has won a Fabulous Food Award from Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay which sums it up nicely -- "a chic hotel in a pretty country town with excellent food, stylish bedrooms and hills all around for deep country walks". 

Dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Beaminster Brasserie, which serves classic British dishes and focuses on local produce -- think home-made bread, Dorset lamb and Lyme Bay seafood. Menus vary depending on the season and availability of produce. During warmer evenings the brasserie menu is available -- perfect for dining on the terrace or in the Sun Room conservatory.

All of the 13 individually designed ensuite bedrooms come with free Wi-Fi, Italian linen, guest robes and tea and coffee-making facilities. Deluxe, Four Poster and Superior rooms are in the main house and most Superior rooms have garden views. In 1995 the old stables were converted into the CoachHouse, a detached building at the rear of hotel offering country-style accommodation. There are two family suites and four pet-friendly bedrooms.

The hotel is less than 15-minutes' drive from the Jurassic Coast -- where "Broadchurch" was filmed -- which spans 95 miles and is peppered with geological gems. The hotel is the perfect location for walking holidays and there's plenty to do in the local area. Lyme Regis, a picturesque seaside town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a 30-minute drive away. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are a 50-minute drive away.

From the press:

  • "This 13th-century farmhouse is just the spot to hide away for the weekend" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "It's intimate, friendly and deeply comfortable" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request for children up to 2: £10 per night. Extra bed available on request in the Deluxe, Superior & Four Poster rooms: £25 per night for children, £35 per night for adults and £50 per night in the Superior Family Suite (Room 4). Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, in selected rooms only and will be charged at £15 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a minimum stay of 3 nights required over the Easter weekend and the Bank Holiday weekends . A minimum of 2 nights is required over Valentine's Day.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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90% Positive
(21 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bridge House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We had a beautiful room looking on to a very pretty garden. Our room was extremely comfortable and dinner was delicious. And there was a cocktail maker in the bar before dinner! We felt our night away was made special.
Other Comments
The staff were very welcoming and helpful.
Barry Apr 23, 2017 Hampshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were very pleasant and reception staff were very attentive.
Other Comments
The service in the restaurant was very poor with no attention to any of the customers which made the dinning experience somewhat lacking in enjoyment. Because it was so lacking in service we ate out on the second night.
Michael Apr 11, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely spacious room, well furnished. Warm welcome on checking in. Breakfast was fine and the other courses relating to the 2 nights we stayed.
Other Comments
Service in the dining room was poor, coupled with lack of ambience. Sirloin steak on second evening was poor quality despite a hefty price and no response from senior staff after our commenting on this. Not particularly happy paying 10% discretionary tip for all drinks, even ordered in the bar.
Elizabeth Apr 09, 2017 Church Crookham, Fleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely food, well presented.
thelma Mar 31, 2017 Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food, attentive service and pleasant gardens
Michael Mar 29, 2017 Farnham Common, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of the staff, great location, high quality food.
Roger Mar 28, 2017 Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delicious food, great staff and extremely comfy bed.
Pam Mar 22, 2017 Burghclere, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed Friendly staff Well cooked food
Other Comments
It's the little things that go to make a good experience and that was missing.Paid to upgrade our room but it looked tired and overlooked busy car park and kitchen. Broken, sharp bath panel in ensuite, nice toiletries but no body lotion. Cream tea served in small lounge where the wedding planner was going through in detail the arrangements with clients, we felt like intruders so left after we finished. Chaotic service in evening - crudités served in lounge where drinks were ordered but hadn't arrived 20 mins later and had to be reordered. Lady next to us didn't get hers either. No wine menu offered, no one asked if meal ok or if we wanted more drinks, no coffee offered at end of meal. Everyone ate their meals and left. Table next to us had 3 wrong meals brought out. At breakfast brown toast arrived without asking,no white bread anyway (other diners asking for white too), noticed later croissants on menu but they weren't offered. Full English with fried egg, no offer of different style.
Jacqueline Mar 22, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience, food and staff care.
Other Comments
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, we were well looked after.
Sylvia Mar 22, 2017 Chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent. Very accommodating with our dog.
Susan Mar 18, 2017 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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