Review on The Manor Hotel

On a bright summer's day, with the Chesil Beach breezes blowing across the hotel grounds, you might almost think you were soaking up the semi-tropical luxuriance of the Channel Islands. But this is Dorset, although the sixteenth-century Manor Hotel makes the most of its terrific location.

The sloping hillside garden is a magnet for the crowds in fine weather, but there's also plenty to savour in the atmospheric stone-walled cellar bar and bright airy conservatory. To eat, expect a lengthy blackboard of old and new pub grub bolstered by seafood specials. Afternoon cream teas are also much in demand.

More formal meals are served in the main restaurant with its flagstone floors and open log fire. Fish also figures strongly here, witness dishes such as ravioli of mussels with vine tomato and raspberry consommé, seared Lyme Bay scallops with crisp pancetta and wild rocket or grilled mackerel with celeriac purée and pesto sauce. Chump of Dorset Downs lamb with confit tomatoes and basil jus is one fish-free alternative, while desserts might run to chocolate and Cointreau terrine or autumn berry torte. The carefully annotated wine list has a good spread of bottles from the Old and New Worlds.

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Modern British / Classic / Pub Food

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (2.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm (8.30pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Manor Hotel

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers


Accomodation is available, (13 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Manor Hotel
Beach Road
West Bexington

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