Overlooking the Jurassic Coast's most famous feature, Chesil Beach, parts of this 16th-century manor house are thought to date from the 11th century. It offers an inviting mix of flagstones, Jacobean oak panelling, roaring fires and a cosy cellar bar serving Otter ales and locally sourced dishes. Eat in the Manor Restaurant or in the Cellar Bar. With a drink in hand study the chalkboards displaying modern British dishes; perhaps smoked mackerel pâté followed by mushroom and roasted Mediterranean vegetable stroganoff with paprika, brandy and cream and served with wild rice. The large free car park is a bonus.
Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
Open all week
Opening times: 11.30-3 6-10
Lunch: all week 12-2
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9, Sunday 6-8
Food and drink
Real ales available: Otter Ale and Bitter
Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Addlestones
Main course from14
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
On B3157, 5 miles east of Bridport. In Swyre turn opposite The Bull Inn into 'No Through Road'