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The Club House

1 Beach Road, West Bexington, Dorset, DT2 9DG
The Club House, Dorset

Seaside-smart at West Bexington

This Chesil Beach restaurant is set in a 1930s Olympic‑pool clubhouse and retains many of the building’s original features.

The Club House’s interiors are best described as mid‑century modern meets New England nautical and provide a fitting backdrop for new head chef Liam Smith’s seafood‑focused seasonal menus.

Top‑notch fresh ingredients from local fishermen and farmers, as well as from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden, form the basis of the AA rosette dishes.

An innovative cocktail menu signposts the perfect way to start an evening at The Club House: check out concoctions like Toast of Chesil Beach – toast‑infused Black Cow vodka, lime juice, marmalade, honey syrup and toast crumbs.

Then take a seat on the heated outdoor deck and survey the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast as you sip your drink and nibble on crispy tempura oysters.

The menu features local favourites such as West Bay lobster and Chesil smoked salmon, alongside plenty of globally inspired meat and veggie options.

Those looking to host a small party should also check out the private dining area, located in a separate beach house in the garden.

Trencherman’s tip: searching for a unique venue for a special occasion? The Club House is licensed and has a helipad, so you can arrive in style.

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Chef(s): Liam Smith
3 course dinner from: £35
Seats: 65
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