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  • proper n. A town in Dorset, England


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  • I came home on Thursday with big ideas to stop off in Shaftesbury and the in Bridport, which is a shop I have always wanted to go to.


  • Poundbury Farm Way, Dorchester (+44 (0)1305 216788, patisserie, part deli takeaway, Bella's speciality is fast-food lunches and snacks, mostly made to order using the finest local ingredients – free-range chicken, eggs and pork, quality meats from Bridport butcher Framptons, Clipper teas (based in nearby Beaminster) homemade cakes, sweets and quiches.

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  • A car park in a back-street trading estate doesn't sound too promising a venue, but Bridport's St Michael's estate is home to a community of artists' studios, a regular vintage market and, on Friday evenings, the roving Jalopy Pizza van.

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  • For an instant lunch grab a cheesy-pesto foccacia from Bridport's own Leakers Bakery £2.50 or a savoury flan from Successful Scrumptious Secrets.

    West Dorset's top 10 budget eats

  • • Jalopy (+44 (0)7794 182023, does Bridport on Friday evenings, Maiden Newton station on Tuesdays, Casterbridge Trading Estate in Dorchester on Wednesdays and the market square in Beaminster on Thursdays (all from 4-9pm).

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  • As you hit Bridport's monthly market (in the local arts centre, a former chapel) the smell alone will bowl you over: Denhay Farm's bacon rolls (£3), the Dorset Coffee Company's fresh roasted coffee, Bridfish's smoked haddock, mackerel and eel, as well as local meats, cheeses, pastries and preserves.

    West Dorset's top 10 budget eats

  • Take a seat under the clock tower in Bucky Doo Square – Bridport's town square – and tuck into tubs of pick-and-mix salads, a super-size baguette (roast port, stuffing and apple, £3.50), a slice from the quiche of the day, wedge of sticky chocolate fudge cake (£2.50 and big enough to share).

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  • Downhouse Farm, Higher Eype, Bridport (+44 (0)1308 421232,

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  • The photographer was the Honourable Victor Albert Nelson Hood (1862 − 1929), the sixth and youngest son of Lord and Lady Bridport.

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  • Great sites like the Short Review and prizes like the Bristol and Bridport awards also help raise the profile.

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