Local Food & Drink

It doesn't get much more local than eggs from our chickens, and in season, some herbs picked from the garden. Or if you are thirsty, a glass of cider from our neighbour's apples. 

Fine food and views at Hive Beach Cafe

Take a stroll out the front gate and within 10 minutes you'll find Modbury Farm Shop. They have Angus beef and pork from their own Saddleback rare breed herds. Depending what's in season, there will be fresh farm vegetables too, along with a mouthwatering selection of ice-creams, fudges, cheeses, all from local farmers and producers. And in our local village of Burton Bradstock, the old post office has been turned into the Maydown Farm shop, with homemade cakes, as well as local meat, dairy and fresh produce. 

There are also a couple of pubs in Burton Bradstock, each with its own charm. The Anchor Inn is a traditional village pub that specialises in seafood. The Three Horseshoes has more of a gastropub feel to it, with many of its ingredients sourced locally. If you stroll down to our nearest beach you'll find the very special Hive Beach Café, which was named one of the World's Five Best Fish Restaurants by the Daily Telegraph in 2012. And if you fancy pushing the boat out a bit, The Seaside Boarding House has wonderful views, with food and drink of a similar quality. We strongly advise you to book restaurants and pubs before you come to stay with us, in order to secure your table.

A little further afield

The small fishing/holiday town of West Bay is just a five minute drive away, with plenty of fresh local fish to eat and some great restaurants, including the Riverside Fish Restaurant, which prides itself on serving fresh, sustainably caught local fish and shellfish with a great view to match. 

Palmers has been brewing beer here since 1794

Palmers has been brewing beer here since 1794

On the edge of Bridport is Palmers Brewery - the only thatched brewery in the UK. You can drink their range of local ales in many of the nearby pubs and restaurants. Drop into the brewery and you can also enjoy a tour. Bridport itself is a thriving market town with a street market every Wednesday and Saturday, along with several good independent shops. 

Finally, there are some nationally famous eating places in the vicinity and easily accessible by car, such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen at Axminster, and Mark Hix’s Oyster House Restaurant, which overlooks the Cobb at Lyme Regis.