The Bull Hotel

Bridport, Dorset

A stylish hotel with a relaxed feel, a lovely courtyard for summer sun, and chic bedrooms filled with colour - Chesil Beach is close


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4


The Bull was Dorset’s first boutique hotel, a cool little place with lovely staff, an informal vibe, tasty food and lots of colour. It was bought by Fullers in 2014, who immediately poured in a small fortune to make it even better. The results are dreamy – airy interiors, big art, some fancy new bathrooms and a chic new restaurant. It remains as friendly as ever and draws a local crowd, who come for coffee and cake, a cool bar that rocks at weekends, even a masked ball on New Year’s Eve. All of which makes it a lot of fun for guests passing through. Downstairs, you’ll find an open fire, stripped wood floors and a pint of London Pride in the bar; in summer, life decants onto a flower-filled courtyard. Colourful bedrooms – all different – have lots of style: beautiful beds, pashmina throws, chic wallpapers, perhaps a bath at the foot of your bed. Some have sofas, family rooms have bunk beds for kids. You get digital radios, flat-screen TVs, then cool bathrooms, some with big power showers. Don’t miss the food, perhaps Portland crab, Dorset lamb, coconut panna cotta. Chesil Beach is close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch, 2 courses, from £12. Dinner, 3 courses, around £35. Sunday lunch £13.50-£14.50.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Single
From £90
1 Suite for 2
From £235
1 Twin
From £160
3 Four-posters
From £160
3 Family rooms for 4
From £220
10 Doubles
From £100


A special place which well deserves your recommendation. Good food, nice ambience, good service. Good, proper cider choices in garden 'Stable' bar.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David Crookes

  • Bridport street market every Wednesday and Saturday with fantastic flea market finds.
  • Bridport's vintage quarter - full of artist's studios, vintage stall and unusual finds.
  • Nearby West Bay, our local fishing harbour and beach. Also the iconic setting for ITV's BAFTA winning drama Broadchurch.
  • Mapperton Gardens and Forde Abbey are two gardens not to be missed.
  • The epic Jurassic Coast, perfect for awesome sea views and ideal for a spot of fossil hunting.
  • Ancient byways and highways that criss-cross their way through the most bucolic of all landscapes.