The Ollerod

3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset, United Kingdom, DT8 3AY
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Opening Information

The restaurant is open from Thursday to Monday from 12pm to 9pm.
(closed Tuesday & Wednesday excluding breakfast)

Breakfast: 8am - 10am, 7 days a week
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm (4pm on Sunday), Thursday to Monday
Nibbles: All day, Thursday to Monday
Dinner: 6pm - 9pm, Thursday to Monday (8pm on Sunday & Monday)

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Ollerod

The Ollerod is an award winning restaurant in the beautiful picturesque town of Beaminster - 10 minutes from the incredible Jurassic Coast.
A 14th century restaurant with rooms, featuring mullioned stone windows and a wonderful walled garden, The Ollerod was bought by former Michelin star chef Chris Staines and his partner Silvana Bandini in 2018. They have created a perfect balance of friendly and warm service that is still attentive, inspired and delicious food that is unpretentious, and an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere that is also relaxed and fun.
On the menus - small plates and a la carte - you will find a variety of dishes, some with an Asian influence; Chris is a master at introducing flavours and balancing them perfectly.

“An unpretentious foodie bolthole in a gorgeous corner of Dorset, providing hospitality with a mile wide smile”
- The Sunday Times

“Inside this caramel stone house is a true destination restaurant with rooms from a chef with a Michelin-starred background.”
- The Telegraph

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Deserves all its plaudits.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Loved it, the food, the ambience, the service was all fantastic. Highly recommended

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Fabulous food and a great hospitality team make you so welcome.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

I can’t fault anything the ambience the food the service and the surrounding were all excellent .If you haven’t been I would really recommend this place it is a true gem 10 stars ⭐️

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Great food and attentive service, will be lovely post the COVID nonsense

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Lively autumnal menu and delicious food.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

This was our fourth lunchtime visit to the Ollerod restaurant. Usually with family, this time as a couple. It always gives us a peaceful easy feeling, and that’s just the atmosphere from this beautiful hotel restaurant and lounge bar. The table service is equally relaxing. Polite, efficient and always a smile. The cooking style and food presentation on the plate are perfect. We had the three course Sunday Roast set menu. Everything was perfectly seasoned. No need for salt and pepper, although when asked if he wanted salt and pepper my partner said yes. I don’t think he used it. I wish I’d asked what the spice was on the tenderstem broccoli spears. I recognised it but after several glasses of excellent wine I forgot to ask. My partner doesn’t like broccoli, he says, but he ate it all. Covid safety precautions were all in place and we felt protected as diners. It seemed normal. The Ollerod is a special place. We book a taxi there and back from Bridport. Our outward taxi driver said “That’s a bit posh isn’t it” I told him that it isn’t ‘posh’ For us it’s three hours of pure escapism from the world as it is at the moment.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Excellent relaxing Saturday lunch, quality of the food, as always, was exceptional

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Perfection, as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Just delicious... every time!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

WE thoroughly enjoyed our visit staff very pleasant and attentive. no hesitation in recommending this venue

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Your bread is always amazing. You serve the most imaginative vegetarian food and the set lunch time menu is excellent value for money. The dining room is always light and bright and the service friendly and efficient. Have already booked our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Brilliant food. Service was great. The restaurant is z beautiful old building with original features. The staff and owners are friendly and helpful

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Visited On Monday, 05 October 2020

The greatest regret I have is the number of times I must have driven past and wasted the opportunity to lunch at Ollerod. From the moment we entered everything was perfect. Warm, friendly staff, excellent food with interesting wines. The Table d'hote menu incredible value and to top it all a surprise anniversary cake. I will not waste any further opportunities to visit Ollerod.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

A very enjoyable dinner at a restaurant we book for special occasions, as we live locally

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

The Ollerod is an absolute gem in Dorset’s crown. This was our first meal out post lockdown & much to our delight the warmth, the atmosphere, the attention to detail, incredible food & spot on service made it as delightful as ever. Sylvana has a superb team here & they leave you nourished of body & spirit when you leave. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Food and service were excellent, would definitely dine here again. Particularly enjoyed the Mushroom soup!

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Fantastic place amazing food and service it should have a star

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Even in these difficult times, it is a pleasure to visit the Ollerod. The staff are always friendly and obliging and the food and wine are a joy.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

We had a lovely lunch at The Ollerod for our friends 60th, and then stayed the night. It was a great lunch, service exceptional - two guest's delayed, however there were never any issues, the staff handled it very professionally. The over night stay was very comfortable and safe. The breakfast in the morning was the best we have had in a hotel for sometime. Everything perfectly cooked, service excellent and we even had the toast served at the same time as the cooked items, where else does that happen! We will be back, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Excellent, as ever. Food is superb.

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Fantastic food again Very sad not to have been able to have some Isaac Cider, but not your fault if they have sold out. There will be a next time

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

We are so glad the Ollerod has reopened. Delicious,sophisticated food in an informal atmosphere and attractive setting with attentive and friendly service.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

We are Ollerod regulars and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always excellent and interesting flavours are combined. We love the atmosphere of such a historic building and particularly recommended a welcoming drink in the candlelit snug. Will be going again soon. Ruth

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

We had a wonderful experience when we enjoyed lunch with you. Everyrhing was spot on. We will be spreading the word and if ever we are in the area again we would certainly pay you a visit. We wish you and your team continued success.

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