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A.P. Chant Building Services

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Your local experts, grown by reputation. Offering domestic & commercial services in building, plumbing & heating, electrical, water treatment and renewable energy. Unit 1, Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3FH 01308 420170. web: www.apchant.com email:info@apchant.com  http://www.facebook.com/APChant

Wessex Surveyors

Wessex surveyorsWessex Surveyors are property and building surveyors across the Wessex region
12a South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ.
01308 426 471
Branch Offices:
Yeovil 01935 609 219, Weymouth 01305 782 751, Poole 01202 355 485

Vicary & Co.

VicaryVicary & Co. are Licensed ARLA and RICS regulated letting agents delivering a highly professional and efficient residential letting & management service to landlords and tenants in and around West Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon. 12A, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom, DT6 3NQ 01308 459550, admin@vicaryandco.com

The Riverside Restaurant

RiversideThe Riverside Restaurant is delighted to have been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and a Gold in this year’s Taste of the West Awards 2014.   The Riverside Restaurant, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4EZ
To Reserve a Table Please Telephone (01308) 422011

The HAT Magazine

Hat MagThe HAT Magazine is the world’s only quality trade journal for the international headwear industry. For the lucky winner of our sponsored raffle prize, we hope you enjoy the read!! 170 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7247 1120
Fax: +44 (0)20 7375 2199


Beach & Barnicott

Beech & BarnicottA beautiful Grade II listed Bar and Restaurant in the centre of Bridport. Nominated ‘Best Restaurant in Dorset’ in the 2006 Dorset Magazine Awards. For restaurant reservations and enquiries please telephone us on 01308 455688
6 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ

Bath Travel

bath-travelIn Bridport – The UK’s largest independent travel agent. 19 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX
Tel: 01308 287820
E-mail: bridport@bathtravel.com

Fiona Neylan Millinery

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Unique and handmade hats, headwear  and accessories; Selected Designs and Vintage pieces from day wear to occasion, evening and bridal. Studio/ Showroom in Vintage Quarter at Studio 12, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR.
Tel: 07905 999437
Visit me in Bridport Art Centre at Hat Festival, Sept 6th
e-mail: hats@fionaneylan.co.uk

Cilla & Camilla

Cilla & Camilla 2Gifts and greetings cards for all tastes and all budgets. A Treasure Trove of lovely things.
7 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JU
01308 455700

Aspect Counselling Service

Aspect Counselling offers affordable, confidential counselling that is open to all. It abides by the ethical principles of the British Psychological Society. Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4AJ and West One Surgery, Crewkerne, TA18 BAY. Phone number: 01308 458600

The Book Shop

Book Shop

Independent bookshop. Thousands of books in store or available to order for next day collection. For info and events go to www.dorsetbooks.com, or follow us on Twitter @bookshopbridprt or www.facebook.com/thebookshopbridport
14 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ
01308 422964

Pam’s Secondhand Shop

pamsBuys and sells household, garden and workshop goods – everything from antiques to hat-stands and zips!
Priory Mill, Bridport DT6 3RW.
01308 422355

Kennedys Estate Agents

KennedysLong established and successful independent local agents for selling/buying – interlinked with over 600 agents in London and Nationally.
40 South Street, Bridport.
01308 427329

The Avenue Restaurant

The AvenueCosy coffee, brilliant breakfast, fresh bread, best bakes, freshly squeezed juices, lunch & dinner – all at The Avenue Restaurant.
33 West Street, Bridport, DT6 3QW
Tel: 01308 456686

The Green Yard Café

Green YardWe’re a family run café/tea room situated just off Bridport’s main street and handy for the market, shops and Arts Centre. Quality food, ethically sourced, cooked with love.
4-6 Barrack Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LY (opposite East St car park)
Tel:- 01308 459466
Web: www.thegreenyardcafe.co.uk

West Bay Tea Rooms

TEA-ROOMS-LOGOF1perfectRelax & Refuel, with our freshly prepared lunches, homemade cakes, & Dorset cream teas. Over 40 varieties of local speciality teas.
2 Maritime House, West Bay Road,
Bridport DT6 4GD
01308 455697

Highway Farm

Highway FarmDecidedly Dorset (and lover of Hats!).
Quality B&B and Cottage accommodation in the Countryside by the sea. We aim to make your Stay Special.
Highway Farm,
West Road, Bridport DT6 6AE
01308 424321

The George Hotel

george_logoAn award winning family and dog friendly pub, serving locally sourced produce and Palmer’s fine ales.
The George Hotel, 4 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ
Tel: 01308 423187

Greig & Allen

Gregand allenWe are a leading independent garage offering MOTs, servicing and repairs to the communities of Bridport and surrounding areas. Unit 22, Dreadnought Trading Estate, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5BU
01308 424600


LONG logo Fresh juices & smoothies, specialty coffee, breakfasts, lunches, salads, freshly baked artisan breads, free Wi-Fi and lovely courtyard.
76 South Street, Bridport Dorset, DT6 3NN
01308 422821

Studio in the Attic

Sally-rose-portrait-mixStudio in the Attic is the working space of digital artist Sally Davies and portraitist/illustrator Elizabeth Paine – prints, gifts and commissions.
Unit 10 St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR
S: 07718 178453 / E: 07810 885377

Bridport Building Supplies

backgroundA locally owned and Independent merchant, supplying a full range of timber and building materials to the trade and DIY.
Unit 2, Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3FH.
01308 420794

Liberty Kitchens

Libert kitchens logoLooking for a new kitchen? Look no further than Liberty Kitchens – for a kitchen that works for you! We are also suppliers of fitted bedrooms. Unit 19 Dreadnought Trading Estate, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5BU. 01308 459059

Hussey & Briggs Ltd

Hussey & BriggsSuppliers & installers of QUALITY British made windows, doors & conservatories in PVCu, timber & aluminium – plus manual & electric garage doors. All home improvements undertaken. Bridport 01308 422366. Free, no obligation quotes and advice.

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Luggage,Touring and Gore-Tex Centre. Quayside, West Bay, Dorset DT6 3GZ
01308 456588

Holloway Estate Agents

plain hollowayHolloway Estate Agents: independent, long established West Dorset residential, commercial sales and lettings. Prominent office, local advertising, internet sites, experienced staff, professional services.
35 South Street, Bridport,Dorset DT6 3NY
01308 422121

Nantes Solicitors


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Whatever your legal requirements, whether for business, personal or family-related, we will provide you with the highest standard of service. We are friendly, professional and all legal advice is given in plain English. Bridport Office, 36 East Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 422313   www.nantes.co.uk

Twist and Shout Osteopathic Health Centre

twist-shout-osteopathsIf your back goes out more than you do, contact us for help with aches and pains. Twist and Shout Osteopaths, 32 South Street. 01308 427033/459996

Punch & Judy Bakery

Punch & Judy logoCraft Bakery serving Bridport and Axminster. Lots of tasty treats, artisan bread, celebration cakes. Large orders catered for and wholesale deliveries available. 38 – 40 West Street
Bridport DT6 3QP. 01308 423384

Carpet World

Carpet WorldCelebrating 30 Years of Trading in Bridport.
We employ our own fitters. Quality carpets, vinyl, wooden flooring and rugs. Free measuring and planning service.
Tel: 01308 427081

Ocean Bathrooms

Ocean-BathroomsThe Bathroom experience, visit Ocean Bathrooms massive, working, bath & tile luxury, designer showroom.
St Michaels Lane, Bridport. On line designs and delivery throughout the U.K.
Click for your free design www.oceanbathrooms.com

The Old Mill House


For your Hat Festival experience, do come and enjoy The Old Mill House (vegetarian) bed (only) and banter! Competitive rates and off road parking.
1, East Road, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 4AG
Tel: 01308 422310 or 07879 044456

The Ropemakers

ropemakersThe Ropemakers is a traditional town centre pub offering good quality, good value food made from local produce. Lively live music venue in the evenings with festival quality acts.   www.theropemakers.com


Bridport Music

Bridport MusicBridport Music is an independent music shop selling musical instruments, CDs, DVDs, new vinyl, accessories, music books, Roberts Radios and much more!

Harbour Bonfield Garage


Harbour Garage for all your Ford motoring needs. Sales, Service & MOT.
Visit us at 8 St Andrews Trading Estate, Bridport.
Tel: 01308 42177

Malabar Trading

malabar_tradingMalabar Trading is an independent shop selling an extensive range of block-printed cotton textiles for the home, clothing, jewellery, ceramics, suzanis, rugs and dhurries. Open Monday to Saturday 10-5pm.
Tel: 01308 425734

Groves Nurseries

groves-nurseriesGroves Nurseries is your local, family run and award winning garden centre with on site café.
West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4BA
Tel: 01308 422654

Oxenbury and Son

oxenbury-sonAuto crash repair centre. Reliable and professional service guaranteed. Private and insurance work undertaken.
Oxenbury and Son, St Michaels Lane, Bridport
Tel: 01308 422020

Smith & Smith

Smith and SmithSmith and Smith in Bridport can supply all your clothing needs. From the bottom to the top. Literally! Pop in to see the available ranges, or call us on 01308 422172, or shop on-line at www.smithandsmithonline.co.uk

Symonds & Sampson LLP

Residential  sales, letting and agricultural departments
23 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NU – 01308 422092   www.symondsandsampson.co.uk

Bridport Lighting Centre

Bridport-Lighting-CentreBridport Lighting Centre a family business established over 30 years. We have in stock a large selection of indoor and outdoor lighting.
52, West Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN. Tel:01308 422318

Bridge House Hotel

Bridport’s wine bar and brasserie. For relaxed dining, a light bite, a glass of wine, or simply a cup of coffee.

Animal House

Animal House

Creature comforts and gifts for your pets, home and garden. Join our loyalty card scheme for amazing deals and check out the vinyl records out back at Doghouse Music.

Second Sounds

second-soundsAt Second Sounds we buy, sell, hire and service second hand instruments and equipment. No matter what musical talent you posses we’ll have something for you.
Unit 14, DT6 3RR. 07719 208501

Haddon House Hotel

haddon-house-hotelA delightful regency style three star hotel situated 300 yards from the picturesque harbour and Jurassic coast at West Bay, Bridport. Open to non-residents for lunches, bar meals and private functions.

The Gables

The GablesGracious Edwardian house in Bridport offers luxury Bed & Breakfast.
The Gables,
West Allington,

Bridport Market Traders


Bridport Market Traders are sponsoring a competition for the Best Market Trader’s Hat as part of Bridport Hat Festival. All traders are invited to participate on the day, with the winner being provided with a £40 voucher from a store of their choice.

No application forms required just turn up on your market stall and join in the fun.

T. Snook – Hatters and Gentleman’s Outfitters

T. Snook - Hatters and Gentleman's Outfitters. By appointment to The Lord Skilling

Snooks have been trading as traditional outfitters since 1896. Selling a huge variety of hats for men and women and many other accessories for the well dressed gentleman.



Printers, stationers, copy shop, school supplies, large format printing and printer cartridges.

Bridport Radio

Bridport’s foremost, on-line entertainment, gig guide and local business listings. We also build websites (including this one).

DB Electrical

D.B. Electrical Services

Reliable and professional service guaranteed. Domestic, commercial (including hat shops) and industrial work undertaken.
West Holm, 4 Warne Hill, Bridport  DT6 4AQ
Phone: 01308 423906

bull_hotelThe Bull Hotel

Chic and lively 16th century coaching inn, lovingly restored, oozing eclectic style and contemporary rustic charm. Award winning restaurant, market town energy right by the Jurassic coast.