Located in the village of Burton Bradstock, at the base of the Bride valley on the Jurassic Coast, The Three Horseshoes is very well-known pub in the region.

We have visited this beautiful three hundred year old thatched pub regularly while we lived in Somerset and we just love the warm, intimate ambiance.

The owners, Hannah and Jaap, are ideal hosts. They know how to take care of their guests. And off course the high-quality food is excellent!

The menus reflect the beautiful Dorset countryside and dogs, children and muddy boots are welcome. This is our kind of place!

The Bride Valley

The River Bride rises in Littlebredy and runs along a 6,5-mile course to the sea at Burton Bradstock. The surrounding valley is a blend of rolling hills, woodland and quaint Dorset villages.

Where the valley meets the sea on the Dorset Coast AONB, you will find Hive Beach, with its distinctive golden cliffs. It marks the start of Chesil Beach.

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The South West Coast Path leads from Hive Beach up on to the cliffs and towards West Bay, or eastwards towards West Bexington.

There are many National Trust walks to choose from, all starting at Hive Beach.

But why not head inland instead and explore the beautiful Bride Valley. A nice 3,5-mile circular will lead you towards St Catherine’s Cross and back to Burton Bradstock.

Or take the inland route towards West Bay. An easy 5,3-mile circular starting at Burton Bradstock.

Follow the footpath through the golf course to West Bay and head back along the coast.

Cool Places to Explore

West Bay | Hive Beach | Abbotsbury Swannery | St Catherine’s Chapel | Isle of Portland | Chesil Beach | Maiden Castle | Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre | Golden Cap | Colmers hill | Pilsdon Pen.