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Guidebook for Winterborne Houghton

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Guidebook for Winterborne Houghton

Food Scene
Community -owned pub with good food - closed Monday
Anchor Inn Shapwick
Community -owned pub with good food - closed Monday
Pub with good food and beer in a pretty village
10
locals recommend
The Museum Inn
10
locals recommend
Pub with good food and beer in a pretty village
Lovely looking pub in famous village - good for drinks and simple local food is OK
8
locals recommend
Hambro Arms
8
locals recommend
Lovely looking pub in famous village - good for drinks and simple local food is OK
Small pub - can walk to if feeling energetic! Nice simple food and short beer/wine list
8
locals recommend
The Ibberton
8
locals recommend
Small pub - can walk to if feeling energetic! Nice simple food and short beer/wine list
Good sourdough bread and other traditional breads and cakes
Reeve the Baker
15 Market Pl
Good sourdough bread and other traditional breads and cakes
Excellent butcher
Holebrooks Fine Food
6 Market Pl
Excellent butcher
Artisan bakers
Oxfords Bakery
2 Bridge St
Artisan bakers
Olive and olive oil producers, deli and cafe for simple lunchtime food
Olives Et Al
Olive and olive oil producers, deli and cafe for simple lunchtime food
Amazing spot - good food and wines
16
locals recommend
The Seaside Boarding House
16
locals recommend
Amazing spot - good food and wines
Lovely local seafood
22
locals recommend
Crab House Café
22
locals recommend
Lovely local seafood
Fun cafe on the causeway at Portland, with seafood, coffee, snacks - children will love it
16
locals recommend
Billy Winters
16
locals recommend
Fun cafe on the causeway at Portland, with seafood, coffee, snacks - children will love it
Highly recommended for food
15
locals recommend
Brassica Restaurant
4 The Square
15
locals recommend
Highly recommended for food
Much loved pub with good food
The Brace of Pheasants
Much loved pub with good food
Very good coffee, sandwiches and light lunches
The Yellow Bicycle Cafe
30a Salisbury St
Very good coffee, sandwiches and light lunches
Producers of English wine and sparking wine - with small cafe
6
locals recommend
Langham Wine Estate and Vineyard Café
6
locals recommend
Producers of English wine and sparking wine - with small cafe
Pub - with pizza oven
14
locals recommend
The Fontmell
14
locals recommend
Pub - with pizza oven
Wonderful seasonal cooking in a former country house
Castleman Restaurant
Wonderful seasonal cooking in a former country house
Butchery and fresh fish, deli, small cafe - specialising in locally reared pork (excellent)
14
locals recommend
The Salt Pig
6 North St
14
locals recommend
Butchery and fresh fish, deli, small cafe - specialising in locally reared pork (excellent)
Very good food in a stunning setting by Old Harry rocks
44
locals recommend
The Pig - on the beach
44
locals recommend
Very good food in a stunning setting by Old Harry rocks
This town has a great butcher - Holebrooks, Root & Vine greengrocer, Oxfords bakery, Post Office, dry-cleaners and also a mini department store, Harts. There is only a small Co-op but that is why the high street is great. Olives et Al Deli is just outside town.
Sturminster Newton
This town has a great butcher - Holebrooks, Root & Vine greengrocer, Oxfords bakery, Post Office, dry-cleaners and also a mini department store, Harts. There is only a small Co-op but that is why the high street is great. Olives et Al Deli is just outside town.
Bakery, restaurant, wine shop - a bit of a drive but great for a rainy day and to see Somerset
67
locals recommend
At The Chapel
28 High St
67
locals recommend
Bakery, restaurant, wine shop - a bit of a drive but great for a rainy day and to see Somerset
A longer drive but worth it for the excellent seafood and to see Lyme Regis
44
locals recommend
HIX Oyster & Fish House
44
locals recommend
A longer drive but worth it for the excellent seafood and to see Lyme Regis
Smokehouse - where you can buy smoked everything including best breakfast kippers, salmon, haddock and all sorts
Chesil Smokery
Smokehouse - where you can buy smoked everything including best breakfast kippers, salmon, haddock and all sorts
Good game butcher, also for beef and lamb
Stuart Pearce Family Butchers
11 Market Pl
Good game butcher, also for beef and lamb
A very special farm shop close to our house - selling home reared Dexter beef, Portland lamb, Piddle Valley chicken, goat meat and a selection of local cheeses, wonderful organic vegetables, honey and apple juice. It is also the place where our white goatskins (on the kitchen benches) were bought.
Just Good Stuff from Steeptonbill Farm
A very special farm shop close to our house - selling home reared Dexter beef, Portland lamb, Piddle Valley chicken, goat meat and a selection of local cheeses, wonderful organic vegetables, honey and apple juice. It is also the place where our white goatskins (on the kitchen benches) were bought.
I have known this place for 20 years, a restaurant in an historic house, presided over by Barbara Bourke (head chef) - local ingredients, exceptional cooking and wine list - in a lovely old house. Sunday lunches are highly recommended.
Castleman Hotel
I have known this place for 20 years, a restaurant in an historic house, presided over by Barbara Bourke (head chef) - local ingredients, exceptional cooking and wine list - in a lovely old house. Sunday lunches are highly recommended.
Drinks & Nightlife
Pub within walking distance - 1 mile
The Crown
Pub within walking distance - 1 mile
Makers of the best Somerset cider and their own Calvados style cider brandy - visit the farm
11
locals recommend
Somerset Cider Brandy Co
Burrow Hill Burrow Way
11
locals recommend
Makers of the best Somerset cider and their own Calvados style cider brandy - visit the farm
Sightseeing
One of the most remarkable villages in England
Milton Abbas
One of the most remarkable villages in England
Intact pre-Reformation Abbey set in Capability Brown designed grounds
Milton Abbey Church
Intact pre-Reformation Abbey set in Capability Brown designed grounds
Romantic Ruin
85
locals recommend
Corfe Castle
85
locals recommend
Romantic Ruin
"The village that died for England" - a 'ghost village' famously used in preparation for D Day - the villagers never returned
9
locals recommend
Tyneham
9
locals recommend
"The village that died for England" - a 'ghost village' famously used in preparation for D Day - the villagers never returned
Home of TE Lawrence
6
locals recommend
Clouds Hill
6
locals recommend
Home of TE Lawrence
Lovely place to take children for the day
69
locals recommend
Brownsea Island
69
locals recommend
Lovely place to take children for the day
Entertainment & Activities
Very popular with children
69
locals recommend
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre
69
locals recommend
Very popular with children
Drive a real tank and see the collection
63
locals recommend
The Tank Museum
63
locals recommend
Drive a real tank and see the collection
Parks & Nature
High point in Dorset - walking distance from the house - stunning views
Bullbarrow Hill
High point in Dorset - walking distance from the house - stunning views
21
locals recommend
Chesil Beach
21
locals recommend
20
locals recommend
Abbotsbury
20
locals recommend
Arts & Culture
Cinemas, museums, historic town that inspired Thomas Hardys Casterbridge
45
locals recommend
Dorchester
45
locals recommend
Cinemas, museums, historic town that inspired Thomas Hardys Casterbridge
Modern Art - cafe/restaurant
116
locals recommend
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
116
locals recommend
Modern Art - cafe/restaurant
Shopping
Beautiful clothes, jewellery, presents and cards
Hambledon Gallery Ltd
40-44 Salisbury St
Beautiful clothes, jewellery, presents and cards
Mini, independently run department store selling household, hardware, clothing and garden stuff
Harts Of Stur
Mini, independently run department store selling household, hardware, clothing and garden stuff
This is a wonderful place, a botanical garden with its own parfumerie, cafe and mini cinema. try the cakes in the cafe, or walk around the gardens - if you prebook they will give you a tour.
Keyneston Mill - Home of Parterre Fragrances
This is a wonderful place, a botanical garden with its own parfumerie, cafe and mini cinema. try the cakes in the cafe, or walk around the gardens - if you prebook they will give you a tour.