The Anchor Inn

Bridport, Dorset
+44 (0)1297 489215

Cosy up by an open fire with a bowl of super fresh shellfish and a bottle of excellent wine. Sleep in one of three lovely, peaceful bedrooms


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

You’re in a perfect spot here, smack-bang on the coastal path below Golden Cap and the Anchor is a thriving, lively inn that knows exactly how to make the most of its location. The big sun terrace and gardens overlook the pebbly beach; interiors evoke nautical cosiness, with open fires around which you can enjoy a pint of Palmers and a crab sandwich, or a bowl of the freshest shellfish washed down with an excellent wine. So when you’ve built up an appetite (there are walks from the doorstep) the menus will tempt you with inspiring, hearty and artisanal treats that make splendid use of locally sourced produce, with fish and lobsters direct from the beach make for the freshest of fresh dishes. Three bedrooms with deeply comfortable king-size beds are chic. A rusty tap as a coat hook, rope buoys, trunks turned into tables, with captivating sea views; you’ll think you’ve stepped aboard an 18th-century schooner. Bathrooms have roll-top baths, walk-in showers, the fluffiest of white towels and top-notch oils and soaps. Terrific.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters, from £7. Mains, from £13


Nightly price
from £125
Singles £125-£155.
3 Doubles
From £125



What a find! Just been fortunate enough to have a 5 night stay at The Anchor Inn. An inn in a fantastic location with gorgeous rooms, delicious food and great staff, front and back of house, all of which combined brilliantly to make for a perfect staycation.

Loretta, Wadhurst

Lovely room, amazing bathroom and the food was incredible. Helped out by wonderful weather which really made the best of the location.


Down a delightful, twisting, rural lane (be patient with other cars: it's worth it), the road opens out to reveal a beautiful panoramic view of the sea. The well-cared for car park provides plenty of room to park. Nestled at the bottom of Golden Cap, this is a perfect setting. Walk over the little wooden bridge to The Anchor Inn which commands prime position overlooking the sea. Recent refurbishment has retained the historic charm and offers a choice of attractive outdoor or inside seating areas. The staff provided a warm, friendly welcome and the bar menu was both high quality and affordable


My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night back in May and it was incredible!! The room was superb quality and decor, bed was huge and very comfy and bathroom was huge with lovely roll top bath. The service and food was outstanding and there were lots of little personal touches that made it very special (the home made flapjacks in the room were delicious!). We can't thank the staff at the Anchor enough for making our stay so wonderful and unique.


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