Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bridport or Notting Hill on the Sea

There are places that you can visit time and time again and they never loose their charm.  For me, BRIDPORT in Dorset is one of those places.  



Bridport is an ancient market town and it still buzzes with shoppers. There are more bakeries, butchers and eateries than you can shake a stick at. 



There has been a bakery at Leakers location since the 18th century. On busy days, customers cue out on the pavement to purchase LEAKERS BAKED GOODS.  


In Bridport, you can find everything from kitchen goods to kitsch.  Are you looking for a special outfit for a garden party?  SNOOKS THE HATTERS has just the thing for tea with the Queen or the Mad Hatter. 


Even the charity shops are charming.  The Cancer Research charity shop is housed in a building erected in the 1600's. 


Bridport's buildings are spectacular and varied.   It's worth a trip just to see the architecture.


When it's time for lunch or a coffee, you will be spoilt for choice.


Today, we had lunch at the historic Bull Hotel.  I'll spare you the details but the treacle tart and bread pudding were fantastic!  After lunch, we visited the oldest family run butchers in Britain..... but that's a story for another day.  

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous post - I love Bridport & the Hatters who are family - I love your blog & will look in again.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Snook's is a wonderful shop and just the sort of business that makes Bridport so special.

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    1. It's a lovely town that's always a pleasure to visit.

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  3. I so want to visit a shop called Snook's!

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    1. Great name, great shop, great hats! : ))

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  4. So lovely to see Bridport again on your pictures. I spent there a holiday some years ago. I am from the Netherlands and an anglophile, many holidays are spent in England, I love their gardens, their nature and public footpaths, the old architecture, the scones with clotted cream and old second hand bookshops and charity shops. Your Dust Bunny looks fat and sweet too. I will be a new follower.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. Welcome to my blog. It's lovely to have you here. I am an Anglophile, too. Living here is a dream come true for me. I will try to share the best of my British life with you so you can enjoy a bit of England until you return. Thanks for joining me.

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