Welcoming sandy feet, windswept dogs and weather-beaten walkers who have worked up an appetite, The Seaside Boarding House in Burton Bradstock is a unique destination with a timeless feel, now serving up two scoops of quintessentially British summertime to its visitors. Bringing its guests a few steps closer to the dramatic panorama of Lyme Bay that opens up right outside its doors, a new cliff top ice cream bar will be open this summer, providing a rugged setting for guests to enjoy a firm favourite from the restaurant’s daily-changing menu.
A delicate drizzle shipped straight from the kitchen, The Seaside Boarding House’s sea salted caramel sauce offers just a glimpse of what lies within. A distillation of this most elegant and charming of coastal escapes, the salted caramel sauce is made to a closely guarded recipe and marries perfectly with the handmade vanilla ice cream that keeps the ramblers, swimmers and sand castle builders coming back for more.
Those venturing inside can find a restaurant, bar and terrace providing an oasis of relaxed sophistication, all meticulously moulded according to the vision of managing director, Mary-Lou Sturridge. This distinctive style, featuring lovingly renovated furniture and fittings from the early 1900s to the present day, with a playful nod to marine life and coastal heritage, is a thoughtful combination of the old and the new, echoing a simpler time with far-reaching seascapes that live long in the memory of those who visit from far and wide.
An ideal retreat for everyone from passers-by to dinner guests sampling a menu that champions produce from Dorset’s fishing boats, farms and smallholdings, this is a place to soak up the views, enjoy long walks along the neighbouring South West Coast Path and return to the call of the bar’s classic cocktails.
For more information on The Seaside Boarding House, please visit www.theseasideboardinghouse.com.