West Dorset – A “Modern Gastronomic Capital”

Dorshi Photo from Telegraph

Did you see Saturday’s Telegraph article about how West Dorset has become a modern gastronomic capital no less?  Read it here if you are lucky enough to be in the area and looking for a special meal. The focus is understandably on the more top-end restaurants but it mentions West Bay’s Watch House Café and Seatown’s The Anchor Inn so they’re not all very pricy. The picture above, pinched from the article, is of Dorshi in Bridport, open since 2016. It’s Asian style cooking, so lots of small dishes, dumplings, noodles, using local Dorset produce. Cocktails too. It’s getting great reviews on Tripadvisor.  I read about it a little while ago and filed it away in my head as somewhere to try to go to when next in Bridport, then promptly forgot about it when I was actually there. D’oh

The Anchor Inn Wins Best Pub Award

Anchor Inn Seatown

A lovely walk west along the cliff path from West Bay takes you to Seatown and The Anchor Inn. It’s just been named England’s finest pub by VisitEngland.  We went for a walk there in the New Year when we took this picture. We really enjoyed our meal sitting outside (brave in January). It’s been done up recently and is looking very smart with new terracing to enjoy the sea view.  The chap who wrote this article says it takes two hours to walk from West Bay. We reckon he must be quite a slow walker!