The Bridge House

Bridport, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1308 423371
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A country house in the bustling heart of town, just minutes from shops, restaurants and markets but with quiet walks along the River Asker


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Those who like their booze will discover endless supplies: an honesty bar in the sitting room, the cellar bar downstairs (also open to the public and run by Dark Bear) has over two hundred rums. The Potting Shed bar and kitchen serve wines, draughts, bottled beers and local tipples.

Foodies will be tickled too: award-winning breakfasts may start with porridge and local honey, smoked salmon and avocado, The Dorset (full English) or The Veggie, homemade marmalade, freshly-baked pastries and their special bubble and squeak – all ingredients from local suppliers. Order light bites at lunchtime and sharing boards at supper.

Children and dogs are welcomed, there’s lots to do in town and the beach is less than a mile away. Bedrooms are supremely comfortable, bathrooms have homemade lotions and potions. A thoughtful, fuss-free place to stay with engaging owners.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring Bridport's buzzy cafés, restaurants, shops and twice-weekly markets with fresh food, antiques and vintage finds
  • Heading to the beach at West Bay and learning to paddle board or having long walks - order a packed lunch to take with you
  • Returning to such a homely place to dry your kit, and for lots more food and drink
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You should know

  • Traffic noise at times during the day
  • Three bedrooms are dog-friendly - £10 per stay
  • If you want to use the electric car chargers you need to book in advance


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. 10% discount for 4+ rooms booked. Bespoke packages for hiring whole house available, 31 Oct - 1 April (inc. serviced rooms & dinner). Please ask for prices.
24-26 December.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

£10 per night

Breakfast included. Light bites, £4-£20. Summer pop-up kitchen (pizza, burgers, street food), £8-£18.


Nightly price
from £89
1 Four-poster
From £148
3 Singles
From £89
1 Double
From £100
1 Family room for 3
From £145
1 Twin/double
From £145



This place is really special, the history, the ambiance, the welcome.....I could go on. It's a lovely country house set in the town, beautifully decorated and furnished. The hosts Sara and Marcus are delightful, and have an outstanding attention to details. I would love to return!

Andrea, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bridport has lots of restaurants, including Olive Tree, but also three theatres and many festivals including folk, food, literature and beer. There are lots of bracing walks either inland or along the coast - you're in an AONB and the owners can give you directions or lend maps. National Cycling Route No 2 is on the doorstep and hired bikes can be dropped off - there's safe storage.

Local points of interest from Sara & Marcus Ellis-Edwards

  • The beautiful 18th Century Bridge House is Grade 2 listed and built originally for dissenting ministers. The house has been a family home, a school for nautical pursuits, an officers mess in the second world war and sits on the banks of the river Asker.
  • Just a 5 minute stroll to the centre of town, Bridport is home to the eclectic street market on a weds & Sat, selling vintage goods, where nobody leaves empty handed. The town has some great independent shops, restaurants & boasts 3 theatres.
  • On market days the air is filled with music from buskers & bands in Bucky Doo square, and wafts from the various street food stalls. The Electric Palace is a Art Deco theatre in the centre of town, hosting many top acts from comedy to poetry & music.
  • The closest beach at West Bay is just over a mile away by foot, or a 5 minute drive. The walk takes you through the meadow and past the working water wheel of the 17th Century, thatched brewery of Palmers, who also offer brewery tours.
  • Golden cap is the tallest cliff on the south coast & is on the south west coastal path, with it's spectacular views. On a clear day you can see the whole of Lyme Bay & the UNESCO world heritage site "The Jurassic Coast".
  • Fabulous countryside walks with a pub lunch at the end, or enjoy seafood at Hive Beach and watch the world go by. Do as much or as little as you like.


Sara & Marcus Ellis-Edwards

Sara and Marcus and their family moved down here from Windsor in 2017. They'd always loved this area and have really immersed themselves in the town, supporting other small businesses. They spent ages renovating the house, turning what was a rather old-fashioned hotel into the lovely place it is today - it's generous, special and you'll be very well looked after.