Taste Trail

Taste Trail 2017

Sunday 11 June – Saturday 17 June

A unique opportunity to sample dishes and specialities from many of our local eateries and hospitality outlets.  The process is simple.  You purchase Taste Trail tokens from the Bridport Tourist Information Centre and participating venues.   Tokens can then be exchanged for dishes and drinks at participating venues from Sunday 11 – Saturday 17 June.

Token prices for this year are:

  • £3.00 for a single token
  • £12.00 for a strip of 5 tokens

As well as your tokens you will be given a handy map to help you plan your way around as well as information about what dishes and drinks will be available.  See below the list of participating venues and their menus,  will be available at the Tourist Information Centre from 31 May.



Aroma Cafe, 31 East Street-Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm

  • Smoked mackerel pate with toast
  • Vegan salad platter

BearKat Bistro, Barrack Street – Tuesday – Saturday  9am – 4pm

  • Foraged sea greens tart with local organic leaves
  • Iced coffee
  • Egg custard tart
  • Peanut butter milk stout cake

Blue Moon Cafe, 4 Victoria Grove – Monday -Friday excluding Thursday 9am – 2.30pm

  • Bacon or sausage bap with a mug of tea

Cafe Bean, 41 South Street -Thursday 9am – 2pm, Friday 9am-4pm

  • Dorset Apple cake warm with clotted cream and a pot of Dorset tea

Greenyard Cafe, 4-6 Barrack Street – Monday – Friday 9am – 11am

  • Pot of tea and a slice of homemade cake

Leakers Bakery, 29 East Street – Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm

  • A Strawberry Cream Tea Scone stacked high with fresh whipped cream, strawberry jam and fresh strawberries

Red Brick Cafe, St Michael’s Trading Estate – Wednesday – Saturday 10am-3pm

  • Piece of vegetarian frittata made with local ingredients inc. organic eggs
  •  Coffee and homemade cake
  •  Fresh salad sample plate including local ingredients

Soulshine Cafe, 76 South Street– Thursday noon-2pm

  • Small juice served with some of our bread, olives and whipped
    beetroot and goats cheese

Wessex Wines, St Michael’s Lane – Monday – Saturday 9.20am – 1.00pm

  • ‘A tour of the Mediterranean in Eight Wines’ with tastings and guidance on wines from Greece, Italy, France and Spain


Citrus Grove Cafe, West Bay Road – Monday-Friday 8.00am – 5.00 pm; Saturday 8.00am – 5.00pm

  • Homemade cream tea

Palmers Wine Store, West Bay Road – Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm

  • Two halves of real ale
    Ginger beer or lemonade

NB: Taste Trailers at Palmers Wine store will also get glass tankard to take away


Baboo Gelato, Kiosk opposite West Bay Harbour – Daily 12noon – 8.00pm

  • Two flavours of artisanal gelato

Trawlerman, 5 George Street – Daily 11am – 4.00pm

  • Mini Seafood Platter

West Bay Tea Rooms, 2 Maritime House – Daily 10am – 4.30pm

  • Scrumptious mini cream tea including one scone (plain or fruit), jam
    local cream and a pot of Clipper tea
  • Homemade Dorset apple cake with a pot of Clipper tea


New Inn, Eype – Friday Noon to 3pm and 6pm -late (closed Mondays)

  • Mini Aberdeen Angus burger
    Mini ‘200 beer’ battered catch of the day with chips & crushed peas

Down House Farm, Higher Eype – Tuesday – Sunday 10am -6pm, closed Monday

  • Mini Downhouse Farm, free range, traditional sausage & mash with caramelised onion gravy
  • Mini cream tea.
  • Broad bean, spring onion, feta & mint mini tart.


Amuse Chocolate, Manor Yard – Daily 11am – 4pm

  • Guided tasting of natural, artisanal chocolate (vegetarian, gluten free, and some vegan options), including complimentary 100gm chocolate of your choice

Symondsbury Kitchen, Manor Yard –  Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday & Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Quinoa, mint, pea and feta salad with chargrilled summer vegetables


Three Horseshoes, Mill Lane – Monday – Saturday 12 Noon – 8.00pm

  • Half pint of shell-on prawns, marie rose sauce, lemon
  • Spicy chicken wings, blue cheese dip, celery
  • Breaded whitebait, tartare sauce, lemon
  • Vegetable spring rolls, sweet chilli sauce
  • Beef croquettes ‘Dutch bitterballen’, Dijon mustard
  • Dorset cream tea- a homemade scone and strawberry jam, clotted cream and pot of Dorset tea.

taste trail map 2017


Taste Trail started in 2014 and is growing steadily. To see what was on offer in previous years have a look at the menus below:

2016 Taste Trail Menus

2015 Taste Trail Menus

2014 Taste Trail Menus

Feedback from previous years:

“Delicious day on Taste Trail.  Thank you all”

“Genuinely really impressed.”

“What a great idea!”Menus 2016

Venues interested in participating can find more information on our Information for Venues page.