The Ropemakers Arms is a comfortable, traditional pub with lots of charming "old Fashioned" touches. There is a nice looking Patio at the back but we have called in for a drink when shopping,"doing" the market and/or to escape a rainshower!It is much bigger than it looks from the outside and divided into a series of "rooms". We stayed in the main...more
This small square behind the Town Hall and in front of the Bridport Arts Centre is the "buzzing, happening" place in Bridport. It is right at the centre of town - where South St. meets West St. to the left and East St to the right.There are enough theories regarding the origins of its strange name to provide material for a thesis - or a mystery...more
You can meet this gentleman in the Bridport Museum where you will find him waiting for you in his pharmacy. He stands in front of shelves containing potions and liniments.In his hand he holds a little jar of his most famous product - The Poor Mans Friend.Giles Laurence Roberts was born in 1766 in a public house in West Bay a mile or two away from...more
The attractive 16th century façade of the Bridport Museum hides a rambling building crammed full with almost anything and everything to do with the history of Bridport. The Museum is now owned and managed by an Independent Trust, a few staff , volunteers and a couple of hundred supporting “Friends” of the Museum. It receives financial help from the...more
I was not sure whether to post this here or as an accommodation Tip - read on ……….One of Bridport’s many Listed Buildings caught my eye as we were driving down South Street on the way back to our rented cottage at Chideock. It was raining and already dusk on a wet December day but even in the dim light of a street lamp it invited another look.It is...more
There are over 1000 Listed Buildings in Bridport. Listed because of their architecturel, historic, industrial or vernacular qualities. They include churches and chapels, public houses and schools; the former Workhouse, and public buildings like the Town Hall and local government offices. Some are strikingly attractive others may seem run down and...more
Nettlecombe, Bridport, DT6 3SY, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
Station Road, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EW, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EL, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
The Poole to Exeter bus runs in to Bridport/West Bay every two hours on its coastline journey. At £5.00 for a day ticket it seens to offer good value.
There is also a bus service to Lyme Regis operated by First Travel.
I am by no means a shopaholic but cannot pass a bookshop. Fortunately my husband enjoys a browse too so Bridport was a great place for us - specially during the bitterly cold week we spent there on our first visit. You can find regular chain bookshops and indepenedent shops selling new books in the lovely broad main roads of the town. But look out...more
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Dorset has many very narrow roads with high banks at the sides. There are passing places but you must take care if a visitor. The locals drive them at speed because they know these roads but we found some quite daunting.
The Cerne giant and the maypole mound above his head have marked a fertility power place since ancient times. The deep trenches cut in to the chalk rock in the hillside which outlines the giant's form have been maintained by generation after generation of locals since at least the second millennium BC.The giant is 180 feet tall and stand opposite a...more
To the east of Bridport high on a hill is the Hardy memorial - it can be seen for miles around and the views from the top of the hill it stands on are superb.The tower was closed the day we went although no reason was given but for a nominal fee it is possible to climb inside the tower in the summer months to the top.This is not, as we thought, a...more