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Great Local Pubs

The New Inn, Stoke Abbott - half a mile

The Local Boozer. Great food, and within walking distance if you don't mind steep hills. If walking at night do bring a torch, especially if you are going through the woods.

The Five Bells, Whitchurch - 7 miles through narrow lanes

Old school proper pub which warmly welcomes travellers and locals alike. Do check in advance that it is open via their website

The Marquis of Lorne, Nettlecombe - 8 miles including some narrow lanes

Remote setting and consistently good food - including on Mondays

The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicholas - 15 miles

Charming village, great place for Sunday Lunch

The Anchor, Seatown - 10 miles

Good food but limited seating and can get very busy, also the approach road is very narrow. The beach is incomparable. Park in the large carpark and walk to West Bay over the cliffs getting a cab back. It's about 4 miles.

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Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock - 11 miles

A truly beautiful sandy beach owned by the National Trust. Big sandy car park is very handy. Dogs restricted from some areas in summer. There is an upmarket cafe that does good food. website

Eype Beach, Eype (not Higher Eype) - 10 miles

Stony, dog friendly, slightly cramped.

Chesil Beach - a 17 mile route, half of which is along a spectacular coast road

A unique geological feature which connects Abbotsbury to Portland. Stony and impressively huge.

Charmouth Beach, Charmouth - 14 miles

A large and well known beach, a bit featureless.

Various beaches at Lyme Regis - 17 miles

Lyme is certainly worth a visit. Famous for fossils.

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Branches in Bridport and Crewkerne

Co Op

A big one in Bridport, a small one in Beaminster

Health Shops

Two in Bridport


Several in Bridport

Pet Shops

One in Bridport

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Watchtower Cafe, West Bay

Good fish and chips right on the beach. website

Red Brick Cafe, St Michaels, Bridport

Great cafe food AND superb fresh vegetarian options. Festival vibes. Inspiringly good. website

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The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe

A field studies centre that runs residential and non-residential courses. Set in 600 acres of organic farming and nature reserve. website

Wisteria Cottage B&B, Morcambelake

Peerless hospitality, a great breakfast and an ingtruiging collection of model aeroplanes. website

Gerrard's Farm B&B, Pilsden

Classic farmhouse B&B. Spotless rooms, incredible views and a deeply peaceful atmosphere. website

Museum of Rural Life in West Dorset, Beaminster

Award winning museum run entirely by volunteers. website

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