Beaminster

This picturesque town is a living art gallery for the beautiful structures that complement the surrounding landscape. Rivers and streams run through the countryside above the town whilst the centre continues to show it’s importance in the growth of the textile industry during the late 13th century.

Beaminster flowers

Things To Do

Dorset llama trekking & experience, Mosterton
Throw on a poncho and head out for a walk with a herd of friendly llamas and gentle alpacas for an afternoon. They even make you a nice cream tea to enjoy!

www.ukllamas.co.uk

Wander the gardens of Mapperton
This Elizabethan manor is home to the Earl of Sandwich and has been since the restoration of King Charles. Throughout the year there are a variety of concerts and events put on in the visually stunning valley gardens.

www.mapperton.com

Turn back time in Beaminster Museum
The museum has such a wide selection of exhibits showcasing the history of Beaminster, the surrounding area and the rise of the industries that first bought Beaminster to prominence. There is something here for everyone and spans two levels of an Old Chapel building on Whitcombe Road. From Freemasonary to bangles there is a lot to be garnered from a visit here.

www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

Eat And Drink

Le Vieux Four
A wonderful coffee shop and bakery in North Street. Well known for the sublime coffee and incredible French inspired baked goods. Crepes, cakes and croissants with a wonderful welcome, what more could you want for a morning chat?

Brassica Restaurant
This restaurant well deserves its Michelin Star. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Brassica prides itself on the culinary magic delivered to each and every table. The staff are knowledgeable and the wine list is extensive. It’s probably best to leave the kids at home and treat yourselves to a well-earned date night in a fantastic setting and gentle ambience.

www.brassicarestaurant.co.uk

The Greyhound Inn
Placed on the edge of the market square The Greyhound is perfectly situated for a quick pint or a pub classic meal from its varied menu. Sunday Roast is a particular favourite amongst most visitors and they kitchen is always happy to accommodate the dietary requirements of their patrons.

www.greyhoundbeaminster.com

The Sawmill
Under casual management by the team at Brassica and situated in the grounds of Mapperton Manor The Sawmill overs a delightful menu of lunches, teas and cakes. Family friendly with a large space outside to watch the world go by, in this case the resident ducks, doves, chicken and roosters, it is a hit with little ones and their accompanying guardians.

www.mapperton.com

Events & Festivals

APRIL

Easter garden trail, Mapperton Manor
Children’s Trail entry for £3 to follow the clues though the gardens until they find a prize at the end.

JUNE

Beaminster Festival
Over this month long festival there is a wonderfully diverse collection of live events. Music, theatre, art and literature are the main draws, and as they occur at different times throughout the days and evenings you are generally able to attend as many of the events as your heart desires without sacrificing one for another. A vibrant Street Party in the Square and the Visual Arts Exhibition are hugely popular. Take a look through the schedule and make sure you get to as many events

www.beaminsterfestival.com

Shop Til You Drop

Pomegranate
If you’re looking for toys, colourful kids clothing or local arts and craft produce and supplies Pomegranate is the place to go.

www.pomegranatebeaminster.com

Belle-Modelle
A vibrant welcome awaits you at Belle-Modelle. The colours, the clothes, the smell…everything you could need and everything you never knew you needed for your house is right here. A wide selection of fashionable comfortable clothing in patterns and colours across the spectrum. This boutique was a finalist in the 2017 Boutique Awards and an absolute must for a visit when you come to Beaminster.

www.belle-modelle.co.uk

Cottages in and around Beaminster

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The Sawmill

V4531 Beaminster, Dorset

This beautiful little cottage is in an idyllic country setting, with the meandering River Brit flowing either side....

Available From £310 for 7 nights
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Changeover: Friday
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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