Bournemouth vintage shop

Bournemouth’s Vintage Emporium

The stylish setting Bournemouth vintage shop, The Emporium is unlike any other shopping experience. Why? Think of another vintage arena that displays unique items offered by artists and antique dealers and stylists. A place which has historical tea rooms and fine food market and plays great ambient music. Exactly! What’s an Emporium? Owner Graham Spridgeon …

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Hive Beach Cafe
in Dorset

Hive Beach Cafe

Stick to seafood Hive Beach Cafe is probably the best seafood café in Dorset in terms of panorama and quality food offered. This picnic spot sits on the beach at Burton Bradstock with fantastic views over Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach. Its staff would not complicate anything: they will serve unfussy yet delicious dishes. Sometimes …

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Bournemouth Airbnb Hotel
in Dorset

Boho Beach House

Walk around in your PJ’s and make yourself at home Bournemouth Airbnb Hotel Boho Beach House is one of the town’s newest and most friendly places to stay. 5 minutes walk to beach and town, this unique style space was created by Airbnb superhost and hotelier Chanine in 2018. She purchased an old Victorian building and …

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South Coast Roast
in Dorset

South Coast Roast

The live vinyl music Probably the most vivid place to eat breakfast in Bournemouth is South Coast Roast. The café is right next to The Square, so it is easy to pop in. The coffee shop opened in 2008 and is still the favourite place for a healthy start in the morning for many. Surfers, tourists, …

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RJ Balson & Sons Butchers

Address 9 West Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BJ Butchers RJ Balson & Son in Bridport is the oldest family run business in the UK and the oldest family butchers in Europe, trading since 1515. Founder John Balson started to trade at the local market in Bridport where he supplied meat which he sourced from local …

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Tapas Plus

Book now  Tapas Plus – 53 Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth BH2 6DW Located at the Central Gardens, the family run Tapas Plus restaurant and bar offers authentic Spanish cuisine inspired by the Galicia region. You will experience friendly atmosphere with no rush – the owners will ensure you are looked after and that you are having …

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Great places in Dorset

222 Great Places in Dorset

Our book is not an attempt to create a best-of listing. We are not even saying that these are the best places in Dorset. Only that these really are great ones that you must be aware of and ready to explore. You will find 5 chapters in the book presenting shops, experiences, cafes and bistros, restaurants and entertainment in Dorset.

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