by steveblakesley on September 8, 2013

Well its neally comming to an end , i must say its been a very busy one , with no problems and a lot of nice new people visiting us , i am working on some winter activaties for our guests , fingers crossed.


Steam Rally Westbay

by steveblakesley on June 11, 2013

log cuttersteam roller west bay rallysteam fair steam rally


Foodie Guide

by steveblakesley on June 7, 2013

I am often asked , where to go to eat, fortunately in this part of Dorset we have an abundance of good food outlets, so in no particular order,  I love the Riverside in westbay, predominantly Fish but serves a number of other dishes, the fish soup is to die for, make sure you book in advance.


Still in Westbay the Seagulls restaurant always gets good marks , as does the Westbay Hotel, The watch House is great for Lunch with great views of the beach on nice sunny days, moving on to Burton Bradstock , the Anchor is not to be missed.


There are  a few country pubs not to far outside Bridport i can recomend, The Pymore inn, the Shaves Cross, The Spyway , llchester Arms, The Loders Arms , The Crown Uploaders , The Crown Puncknowle, Hare and Hounds Netherbury,The  Elm Tree Langton Herring , The White Horse .

Then in Town both Indian Restaurants are good , and a lttle further in Dorchester The Raj Poot , is highly recommended , Spice Chinese is good , the wine bar Beach and barnicots does nice food as does The Market House , and a great place for lunch is Lula’s.

More to come ………..


Bridport Food Festival

by steveblakesley on June 6, 2013

If you are in the area this month , a must visit is the Bridport Food Festival which starts om the 13th June , and takes place in the fields behind Morrisons, the shows entrance is from sea road south A35,  do not miss it , a great day out for all the family


Bridport Torch Light Procession

by steveblakesley on May 4, 2013

The torch light procession takes place every year at the end of carnival week in August  , a fun and spectacular event not to be missed if you are in the area


Lots of excitement went on in Westbay and surrounding area which made this a busy summer for the locals with the filming of the new ITV crime drama BROADCHURCH in westbay, Starring DAVID TENANT,ANDREW BUCHAN,OLIVIA COLEMAN,JODIE WHITTAKAR It centers around The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart, it is shown on Mondays at 9pm
I will not spoil it for you , if you miss any of the episodes you can catch up on the iTVplayer, lets hope it fairs better than Nick Berry’s Harbour Lights TV Series, The area can do with some more exposure.
It shows some great coastal shots and scenes of the Harbour side , most of the interior shots and high street shots where taken around the studios in Bristol area i am told


Summer is not far away (I HOPE)

by steveblakesley on March 10, 2013

Well its been a long winter, i cannot wait to meet new friends and old, this year , we have been away this xmas and new year , the first time in 25 odd years , very strange feeling not to be near those close to us but it was good, not to have to cook and clean up all the mess, i hope all our friends have had a good time, lots of new things comming up , i will keep you posted on these , till the next time


Learn How to cook Indian Food

by steveblakesley on September 10, 2012

Learn how to cook your favorite authentic Indian cusine in our new  3 night stay at the    White House we have arranged for a group of our guests , to have two days training , learning to prepare and cook their favorite dishes, in a local professional Kitchen, under the guidence of one of the areas Top Indian chefs
The cost will be £415 for the three days which include double room with breakfast and 2 places on the two day  food course .
For more details please drop us an email , and we will get back to you with some dates.


This Sunday August 19th 5000 plus will leave Bucky Doo Square with torches lit for a fantastic spectacle and celebration.

There will be road closures in place West Street and South Street during the evening until about 9.30pm although the top of South Street will be closed for longer.   Torches for the torchlight parade on Sunday will be on sale from 6.30pm outside the arts centre. The procession will then leave South Street for West Bay at 9pm where there will be a bonfire, music  from Freak Circus and fireworks, weather permitting. The fireworks will be at 10.30pm, weather permitting. There is a shuttle bus home.

Bridport’s famous Torchlight Procession makes it’s way from Bucky Doo Square in the centre of town down to West Bay where the traditional fireworksd and bonfire take place. Torches may be purchased from 6.30pm and the Procession begins around 9pm.



Bridport Carnival

by steveblakesley on August 17, 2012

One of the best events of the year Happens this Saturday 18 August with the carnival, with Floats Marching Bands , Dancers, and Fun for all starts at 7PM ish , and is not to be missed lasts about two and a half hours , with entertainment to follow in Bucky Doo Square