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Become part of the UK’s best ever Hat Festival – Join Us Today!

The Arts University Bournemouth

The Arts University Bournemouth offers 2 exciting Millinery short
courses, sure to have you turning heads:AUB LOGO
The Art of Hat Making
Learn the essential techniques to design and create your own hat or fascinator.
Historically Inspired Millinery
Create both a personalised pillbox style hat and miniature top hat.
01202 363222  shortcourses@aub.ac.uk    www.aub.ac.uk   

Clocktower Music

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Clocktower Music is in Bridport’s historic Art & Vintage Quarter, one of the secret jewels of Dorset.

We buy and sell pre-loved vinyl records & CD’s of all genres, Hi-Fi & guitars. 10A Art & Vintage Quarter, St Michael’s Bridport DT6 3RR. Phone 01308 458077 http://clocktowermusic.co.uk/

Susquehana Hats


Susquehana Hats sponsors:
Best Lady’s Hat
Best Gentleman’s Hat
Most Elegantly-Hatted Couple

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

Market House

Market House Business Card final no bleed- page1The Market House Pub + Kitchen in the heart of Bridport town centre, is open from 9.00am every day & serving food all day from breakfast through lunch to dinner. A Charity Casino Night will be held on HatFest Saturday evening in aid of the Hat Festival charities.
17 West Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3QN
T: 01308 459669
E: markethouse.pub.kitchen@gmail.com

The Old Mill House


The Old Mill House is proud to support Bridport’s Amazing “Hat Festival”
Great fun for all!
The only B&B with a Healthy Option  Brekka!
1 East Road, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 4AG
Tel: 01308 – 422310 or 07879 – 044456
E-mail: mpt888@gmail.com
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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 DT6 3RA
Tel: 01308 422020

Highway Farm

Highway FarmDecidedly Dorset. Quality Accommodation in the Countryside by the sea. Farmhouse B&B, Cottage stays and Lake Fishing. We aim to make your stay special.
Highway Farm, West Road,
Bridport DT6 6AE
01308 424321

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

Bridget’s Market

The Fruit & Veg store with a whole lot more!Bridgets Market
32 East Street Bridport DT6 3LF
01308 427096

The George Hotel


This contemporary, quirky Pub within Bucky Doo in the heart of Bridport Town, is the Hub of the Hat Fraternity: including the infamous Mr Snook. The George Hotel, 4 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ
Tel: 01308 423187 http://thegeorgebridport.co.uk

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.


Vicary & Co. is a Licensed ARLA and RICS regulated letting agent delivering a highly professional and dedicated residential letting and management service to landlords and tenants in and around West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. Offices at 12A South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NQ tel. 01308 459550 and 5 South Street, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AD tel. 01297 33449. e: admin@bridportlettings.co.uk www.vicaryandco.com

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 424660

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

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

Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers

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Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers – your local independant property experts. Approachable, friendly and knowledge, covering the areas of Bridport, Beaminster and the surrounding villages.
Call us on 01308 420111 or email enquiries@parkersproperty.com

Smith & Smith

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Smith & Smith: Quality clothes for men & women. Distinctive collections with excellent customer service.
8 West Street, Bridport DT6 3QP

Stags Estate Agents

Whatever your property we’re here to help!Stags
We offer quality service at a competitive fee.
29 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR
01308 428000

Lavender Blue

Family fun flower shop selling only the freshest flowers and plants. Deliveries in Bridport and surrounding villages. Interflora service for further afield. Wide range of balloons for all occasions. Lavender Blue
1 Lilliput Lane, Bridport, Dorset  DT6 3XD
01308 459145 info@lavenderblueflowers.com

Holloway Estate Agents

Untitled-1Holloway Estate Agents. Long established local agents with 37 years experience: dealing in residential, commercial, retail and land sales and rental.
35 South Street, Bridport,Dorset DT6 3NY
01308 422121, sales@e-holloway.co.uk

Groves Nurseries

groves-nurseriesBridport’s family run and award winning Garden Centre.
West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4BA
Tel: 01308 422654

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

Haddon House Hotel

haddon-house-hotelA la carte menu 12.00 – 2.00pm & 6.00 – 8.45pm
Midweek 2 course lunch £13.50
Sunday lunch 12.00-2.00pm from£9.50
Sunday afternoon roast 3.00-5.00pm £7.25
01308 423626

Symonds & Sampson

Symonds and Sampson

“Buying, Selling, Renting? …  wherever you lay your hat, that’s your home!
For award winning property advice, contact Symonds & Sampson, 23 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NU. Tel : 01308 422092

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


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

Studio in the Attic

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

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

Symonds & Sampson LLP

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

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.

T. Snook – Hatters and Gentleman’s Outfitters

Sponsors of the Milliners & Hatters first prize of £500Snooks
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).

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.