Sponsors 2018-06-20T11:48:37+00:00

Click here or telephone 01308 458224 for details on how to sponsor Bridport Hat Festival

Bridport Hat Festival would like to thank the businesses and individuals below for sponsoring this fantastic event:

Susquehana Hats


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

Nantes Solicitors

NantesNantes Solicitors sponsors:
Best Girl’s Hat
Best Boy’s Hat

The Olive Tree

olive-treeFresh Mediterranean food cooked in front of you in our open Kitchen Conveniently located in the centre of the historic market town of Bridport, only two miles from the coast, you can be assured of a warm welcome at the Olive Tree.

Dorset Coffee Company

dorset-coffe-coThe Dorset Coffee Company was formed in 1998. Since then we have only selected the highest quality raw coffee and roasted it to perfection. You’ll find Dorset Coffee Company at farmers’ Markets in Dorchester, Poundbury, and Sherborne or online at:

Carpet World

carpetworldEstablished 30 years. We employ our own fitters. Quality carpets, vinyl, wooden flooring and rugs. Free measuring and planning service.
Tel: 01308 427081

Martin and Company

martin_and_companyMartin and Company, chartered tax advisors and accountants are pleased to sponsor Bridport Hat Festival and wish the festival every success.

Ocean Bathrooms

Ocean-BathroomsLive the bathroom experience. Visit Ocean Bathrooms massive, working, luxury, designer showroom.
St Michaels Lane, Bridport. On line designs and delivery throughout the U.K.
Click here for your free design www.oceanbathrooms.com

Harbour Bonfield Garage

Harbour-Bonfield-GarageHarbour Bonfield Garage Ford sales and service. Visit us at 8, St Andrews Trading Estate, Bridport.
Phone: 01308 421777

Lavender Blue

Lavender Blue FlowersLavender Blue is a family run 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.

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.

Pam’s Second Hand Shop

Pam’s Second Hand Shop. Buys and sells household, garden and workshop goods – everything from antiques to hatstands and zips.
Priory Mill, Bridport, DT6 3RW
Tel: 01308 422355

whiteleyWhiteley Fischer

A collection of hats and caps made from the finest materials using traditional skills, makes a Whiteley Hat, a hat of distinction and quintessential English simplicity.

Visit www.hatsonline.com

kernow-pantryKernow Pantry

Cornish pasties cooked daily also including sweets, ice cream, hot and cold drinks.
Kernow Pantry,
Brydian Mews, West Street, Bridport.
Tel: 01308 422833

oxenbury-sonOxenbury and Son

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

Animal House

Animal House

Animal House sponsors Best Hatted Dog.
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.

Vicary and Co.

Vicary Lettings Agent

Vicary and Co. sponsor The Bridport Hat-Hurling Challenge.

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

cafe-royalCafé Royal

For the best value breakfast in town or carvery from just £5.95
Opposite the bus station in Bridport you’ll find the coolest place in town.

Bridport News


Bridport and Lyme Regis local newspaper


clopper-teaClipper Teas

It’s time for Tea… made from pure, natural products – and a clear conscience! Winners of the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Award 2011 & 2012.

hat-blocksHat Blocks

Guy Morse-Brown Hat Blocks – Making the best quality hat blocks for milliners around the world.
Visit www.hatblocks.co.uk to see the huge range.
Phone: 01225 899000



We are an atelier-boutique based in London’s West End – a stone’s throw from Liberty. We make and sell headwear for men and women – and for all occasions.  A selection of designs are available online at www.ateliermillinery.com

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

Good News

Newsagents offering early morning deliveries. Also confectionery, tobacconists, off license and lottery.
57, East Street, Bridport.
Tel: 01308 423436



Shappos.com is the “best little hat shop on the web” use code BRIDPORT to get 10% off all orders in 2013

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

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

Avenue Restaurant


Georgian town house. English cuisine using all locally sourced produce. Scones, cakes and bread made daily from Avenue kitchen. 33 West Street, Bridport, DT6 3QW.
Tel: 01308 456686

Bath Travel

bath-travelAt Bath Travel in Bridport we can arrange holidays to almost every country in the world. Our professional and highly trained staff are keen to help you – call 01308 287820 today

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

Steptoes Bridport

steptoesA truly eclectic mix of footwear and accessories: Ruby Shoo, Crocs, Converse, Art Company, Etnies, Birkenstock, Rocket Dog, Heavenly Feet, Doctor Martens and so much more.
01308 421242

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

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

The English Carriage Clock Company

english-carriage-clocksHandmade clocks fit for a queen! Traditional mechanical eight day carriage clocks lovingly crafted in Bridport at Battens Jewellers, 26, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NQ
Tel: 01308 456910

Symonds & Sampson LLP

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

Double D Computers

Double D Computers – Local computer sales, service and repairs. Suppliers of computers and computer accessories, consumables and printer ink. Also repairs and servicing.
Bridport and Dorchester.

cilla and camilla

Gifts and greeting cards for all tastes and all budgets. A treasure trove of lovely things.
15, South Street, Bridport.

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.


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
DB Electrical sponsors the Milliners and Hatters Competition.

T. Snook - Hatters and Gentleman's Outfitters. By appointment to The Lord SkillingT. Snook – Hatters and Gentleman’s Outfitters

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.
Snooks sponsors the Milliners and Hatters Competition.