Bridport Bakeries , Leakers , Punch & Judy , George’s

by steveblakesley on March 9, 2011

For a small market Town Bridport is lucky enough to have an abundance of bakeries , there are two which i would class  more in the modern traditional class which are George’s in East St and Punch & Judy’s in West St, then we Have Leakers , which is also a favorite of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall   of River Cottage Fame. Sadly Geoges Bakery has now closed.

Arguably one of England’s oldest bakeries, Leakers was named Best Artisan Bakery in the annual Taste of Dorset Awards.

They aim to offer something different every day – and there’s always something to sample when you come to visit them!

And i can assure you they do offer something different , with all sorts of exotic flavours in the breads to tantalise the taste buds.

They Can be found in East st  Bridport


The Mill Dinning Rooms Lyme Regis

by steveblakesley on March 8, 2011

Entrance To Mill

Have you ever come across a little gem , when just wondering around , well wonder around Lyme Regis which is about a 15 minute drive from the White House b&b and you might just be lucky enough to stumble upon The Mill Dinning Rooms , absolutely highly recommend and if in the area do not miss it you can find them at , they discribe themselfs like this

Old School Glamour, Splendid Food & Plenty Of English Character

And they are in this years The Good Food Guide.


Choose Ink first then the Printer

by steveblakesley on March 7, 2011

You know the most annoying thing is we see a bargain like a computer Printer and think that’s  Half price great and buy it , not giving a thought to how much the Ink refills cost, which is usually as much as the printer costs its self, so i have been buying my printer ink from for a fraction of the price of the branded stuff, and you can buy it online postage free.

What we should be doing is checking out the price of the ink to the price of the printer , and save ourselves a fortune.



Review of A Sunday Lunch in Dorset

by steveblakesley on March 6, 2011

The Crown Uploaders

Sunday is a day of rest

Well that’s what they say anyway , but not for us, after breakfast its lots of chore’s to get the B&B up together again for the New arrivals, but it doesn’t take long.

Yesterday i bought a 1920’s birdcage at Bridports street antique market , which i have hung in the breakfast room at the White House , looks good even if i do say so myself, all i have to do is get a stuffed parrot now .

We are so lucky here in Bridport , there is an abundance of great places to have Sunday Lunch which we recommend, in the town you have “The Market House” pub which does a wonderful carvery , and if you are looking for a cheaper option there is “The King Charles Tavern” which serves a massive meal with 8 veg and loads of meat for £5.50, one of my favorites is a few miles along the coast road at “The Crown” in  the village of Puncknowle, which is out standing , and also not to forget “The Crown” at Up Loaders.


Of course Westbay itself has a number of Pub restaurants serving great food,”The Westbay” , “The George” , and “The Bridport Arms” ,” Seagulls ” all recommended,

And don’t forget probably one of the countries best fish restaurants “The Riverside”, and just a little further out At Burton Bradstock “The Anchor” is another outstanding Fish Restaurant.


Market Day in Bridport is Saturday

by steveblakesley on March 5, 2011

Cant wait to get into town , its market day and not to be missed when visiting the town at the weekend, with its antique and brick-a-brac stalls, many a bargain to be had here.


The Elm Tree Langton Herring

by steveblakesley on March 4, 2011

The Elm Tree

When i am any where near Weymouth i have to visit the The Elm Tree Inn at Langton Herring, the building is said to be about four hundred years old. This pub has a beam made from a ship’s mast which is apparently kept as a reminder to locals about a fisherman who had been hanged from it. One story goes that this fisherman deceived his fellow fishermen over the size of his catch and was then ruthlessly dragged through the village and subsequently hung from a beam in the Elm Tree Inn in 1780.

The 16th century Elm Tree Inn lies in the picturesque village of Langton Herring, only 4 miles from Weymouth and less than half an hour’s drive along the Jurassic Coast road from Bridport, although you may want to take longer to look at the spectacular views.

Smugglers secret tunnels link The Elm Tree Inn to the pretty church next door and tales of terrible shipwrecks and storms are told around the fire.

In the 1960’s treachery was afoot at Portland Naval Base – sensitive naval secrets sold to the Russians. It was at The Elm Tree Inn that Harry Houghton and Ethel Gee came to exchange secrets and meet their Soviet masters.


Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury

by steveblakesley on March 4, 2011

Had a great meal , nice 16th century Thatched inn , about a mile out of Bridport, well worth a visit , reasonably priced .


This weekend in Burton Bradstock & Bridport

by steveblakesley on March 4, 2011

03-05 Something Old Something new by Burton Bradstock Players Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 7.30pm. A revue to celebrate 30 years of the players. Tickets £7 adults, £5 under 16s – available from Burton Post Office.

On Saturday in Bridport Mind Body & Spirit Fayre Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport, 10am-4pm. Free entry. .

And of course the Saturday Market in Bridport , not to be missed as long as its not raining


Half Moon Melplash, Dorset

by steveblakesley on March 3, 2011

A fantastic Meal, great service, good abeyance, We visited the Half Moon againrecently, and found the service and food as good if not better than a lot of  its more illustrious local competitors,

Try it , you will not be disapointed , dont forget to book!

Would recommend ,


Mark Hix Restaurants

by steveblakesley on March 3, 2011

Hix's View over Lyme Bay

If you cannot get to Marks restaurant in Lyme Regis what about this

Richard Corrigan’s belated St Patrick’s Day feast
Thursday 24th March at 7pm

Don’t miss our belated St Patrick’s Day meal with Richard Corrigan at HIX Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Selfridges.

This is your chance to spend an evening with the engaging, funny, and entertaining chef and enjoy a 3 course menu created by the man himself.

*Tickets £60.00 per person includes nibbles on arrival, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine

To book your place contact Augusta on 01689 855 390 or email.