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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Events & Festivals
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.
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
Shop Til You Drop
If you’re looking for toys, colourful kids clothing or local arts and craft produce and supplies Pomegranate is the place to go.
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.