Things to Do in Weymouth

From beaches, coastline and watersports to history, heritage and wildlife, the Visit Weymouth website will help you find some great ideas for days out for all the family by highlighting the best of Weymouth’s attractions and things to do in Weymouth.




Why not visit the beautifully-restored Victorian Nothe Fort with its fantastic views of Weymouth and Portland, or the Tudor House, one of Weymouth’s few remaining Tudor buildings which is furnished in the style of an early 17th century middle class family home? There is also the remains of the Jordan Hill Roman Temple overlooking Weymouth Bay. For nature lovers, there’s not one but two RSPB nature reserves, Weymouth’s Sea Life Park, and the butterfly reserves on Portland. Or, for the younger (or not so younger ones) ones, there’s always Sharky’s indoor soft play centre, the skate park, as well as pirate-themed mini golf and Sandworld.

The Weymouth and Portland area provides some of the finest waters in Britain, perhaps even Europe, for watersports such as sailing, diving, wind surfing, kite surfing and sea angling, which is why it was selected as the venue for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events. For the less energetic, there are frequent boat trips along the breathtaking Jurassic coastline, including some paddle steamer excursions, high-speed ferries making daily trips to the Channel Islands, and even a white water ride through Portland’s roughest waters, ‘the Race’.

You can see wonderful, panoramic views of Weymouth, Portland, Chesil Beach and the Jurassic coastline from the Sea Life Tower, which rises 53 metres above Weymouth.




Weymouth’s town centre boasts three formal gardens, each with its own unique character. Greenhill Gardens on the seafront are laid out using gloriously colourful bedding displays. By contrast, the Victorian, tree-lined Princess Diana Memorial Gardens are a haven of tranquillity where visitors can sit and watch the world go by. The Nothe Gardens, up by the fort, are a mixture of well-established trees and lawns, with several paths leading down to the secluded Newton’s Cove where you can often see dolphins playing, away from the bustle of the town. On the outskirts of Weymouth is Bennetts Water Gardens, with eight acres of landscaped gardens, numerous lakes and one of the most outstanding displays of water lilies in Britain.

For the avid shopper or those who just want to have a leisurely browse, Weymouth’s wonderful mix of high street names as well as individual boutiques and speciality shops offers something for everyone.

Joined to Weymouth by a causeway and the world-famous Chesil Beach is the Isle of Portland whose beautiful yet rugged landscape has been shaped over the years by its quarrying activities. The lighthouse at Portland Bill may be the Isle’s most visited tourist attraction but Henry VIII’s Portland Castle must come a close second.

Things to do in Weymouth don’t end when the sun goes down. Why not see a show at the Pavilion Theatre, watch a film at the multiplex cinema, or perhaps dance the night away in one of the town’s nightclubs? Weymouth also has a strong live music scene with tribute bands and local musicians playing regularly in many of the local pubs.

Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SW

At the edge of Weymouth town centre, sloping up from the beach and promenade, are Greenhill Gardens, where you can get some of the best views across Weymouth Bay.

The winding paths and brightly coloured flower beds of the Gardens are a true delight to discover but there is also an 18-hole putting green, tennis courts, a bowling green and two cafes to keep you occupied.

Weymouth’s Greenhill Gardens have been recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country.

Liberty Road, Portland, Dorset DT5 1AZ

Portland Castle was built by King Henry VIII to defend the anchorage against possible French and Spanish invasion, and the castle’s squat appearance is typical of the artillery forts built in the early 1540s.

Unusually for a fortress of this period, the castle has seen much interior alteration, although the exterior remains largely unchanged. It first witnessed serious fighting during the English Civil War, when it was seized by both Parliamentarians and Royalists. It became a Seaplane Station during World War I, and was at the forefront of the D-Day preparations which helped to end World War II.

The Governor’s Garden, designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole as part of the Contemporary Heritage Garden series, contains an impressive circular amphitheatre made from local Portland stone, with two-level seating for about 200 people. This perfectly sheltered spot is a great place to relax and enjoy the dramatic sea and harbour views.

There are audio tours and a touch tour for the visually impaired. You can even come face to face with Henry VIII in the Great Hall!

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Food and Drink
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Gardens
  • Audio Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Education
  • Foreign Language Audio Tours
  • Venue Hire
  • Commercial Photography and Filming
  • Guide books are available

** CONDOR FERRIES NO LONGER OPERATES A SERVICE FROM WEYMOUTH, DORSET **

Condor Ferries operate a regular, high-speed ferry service between Weymouth and Guernsey, Jersey and St Malo in France.

Weymouth to Guernsey

Service operates all year. Crossing time 2 hours 10 minutes
With its scenic harbours, quaint cottages, beautiful countryside and sandy beaches, the island of Guernsey is like a big picture postcard. The island has over 100 miles of coastline with sandy beaches and dunes, secret coves and rock pools, rugged harbours and beautiful cliff walks.

The island’s capital, St Peter Port, is a vibrant harbour town with a mixture of well-known high street stores and more individual shops. Many of the retailers in Guernsey offer low duty prices on a range of items, so big savings can be made on jewellery, photographic and electrical goods.

When it comes to visitor attractions, the Guernsey Aquarium is a popular choice. Its displays include local sea fish and European freshwater fish as well as tropical marine fish, anemones and inverts of various kinds. Another family favourite is the Little Chapel, which is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china.

With an environment that is conducive to outdoor pursuits, it is not surprising that a range of sporting and other activities are available on Guernsey. These include cycling, horse riding, golf, surfing, windsurfing, diving, angling, sailing, scuba diving and kayaking.

Guernsey offers visitors a good choice of pub food, bistro dining or contemporary cuisine, where Indian, Turkish, Spanish and Italian culinary styles sit comfortably alongside more traditional restaurants. St Peter Port also has a good choice of lively pubs and bars where you can soak up the atmosphere, along with a few cocktails or locally brewed ales.

Weymouth to Jersey

Service operates all year via Guernsey. Crossing time 3 hours 25 minutes
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands boasting spectacular coastal scenery, beautiful countryside, fascinating history, golden beaches, great dining and entertainment, plus sporting facilities that are second to none.

Plemont, situated on the north coast has a reputation as Jersey’s most beautiful beach. Plemont is a sheltered sandy cove where the golden sand is covered at high tide, but when the water retreats, pools with sandy bottoms are exposed – ideal for young children to play in. Alternatively, Green Island is a favourite local beach on the east of the island. St Ouens Bay stretches for five miles along the length of Jersey’s Atlantic west coast, and is one of the best beaches for surfing in the UK. Jet skiing and cycling are other popular activities.

One of the island’s top visitor attractions is Jersey Zoo, headquarters of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The zoo is set in 31 acres of land with over 190 species of rare and endangered mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Jersey also has two award-winning museums, the Jersey and the Maritime Museums, containing interesting exhibits for both adults and children with a glimpse of Jersey’s past and maritime heritage. Jersey’s aMaizin! Maze and Adventure Park is a popular attraction with activities for all ages, including go-kart tracks, crazy golf and a maze in the shape of the island.

Jersey has built an international reputation for its cooking styles and range of restaurants. Seafood is the specialty of the island, and is complemented by a wealth of fresh local produce. Around St Helier, St Aubin and St Brelade are a range of simple cafes, family-friendly brasseries, traditional country pubs and gourmet restaurants.

St Helier is the shopping centre of Jersey. The main streets provide an eclectic mix of high street stores, small boutiques and local gift shops. Many of the retailers offer low duty prices on goods such as jewellery, photographic and electrical goods. Further afield, areas such as St Brelade, St Aubin and Gorey offer a selection of shops and garden centres.

Weymouth to St Malo

Service operates all year. Crossing times from 5 hours 15 minutes (may require a change of vessel in either Guernsey or Jersey)
St Malo in Brittany is famous for its old walled city where you will find beautiful buildings, museums, restaurants, cafes and open markets in a maze of tiny cobbled streets.

St Malo offers a range of art, music and book shops, as well as a choice of hypermarkets and specialist shopping.

The Grand Aquarium is situated a few miles south of the citadel. It houses fish and sea life from around the world in eight different aquariums, including a circular fish tank where visitors can stand in the middle of swirling fish shoals, and an open air touching pool. Cobac Parc is another popular tourist attraction in St Malo. Inside the park’s 12 hectares of woodland, the whole family can take part in around 30 different activities, including a water park, mini golf and a merry-go-round. The Chateau de St Malo, to the right of the city’s main gate, houses the Musee de la Ville. This museum has exhibits covering all elements of St Malo’s historic past incorporating piracy, colonialism, slave trading and the German Occupation during World War II. Visitors will also enjoy the Cathedral of St Vincent dating back to the 9th century, and the walk along the 12th century city ramparts, which stretch from St Vincent Gate to the St Thomas Gate and provide fantastic views of the old town’s houses, the bay and the islets at the mouth of the Rance estuary.

As you’d expect, St Malo has an abundance of good places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets. Local specialties include fresh lobsters and Cancale oysters, as well as other classic French fare such as crepes and moules. Some of the most popular restaurants and cafes are situated in a long line inside the city ramparts between Porte St-Vincent and the Grande Porte.

** CONDOR FERRIES NO LONGER OPERATES A SERVICE FROM WEYMOUTH, DORSET **

Leaving Swanage - Cliff Baxter

Weymouth Pleasure Pier, Dorset DT4 8ED

The Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. This historic ship is operated by a charity and carries over 250,000 passengers each year, transporting them to favourite seaside haunts or to marvel at the unfolding landscape around the south of England’s Jurassic Coast.

The paddle steamer Waverley was built on the River Clyde in 1947. In 2003, a major restoration project was completed, returning the ship to the original 1940s style in which she was built. The Waverley is the only remaining real Clyde steamer and the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. In 1974, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society bought the 693-tonne ship for £1 to preserve it for the future.

On the cruises, passengers can gain unrivalled access to spectacular scenery, miles of golden sandy beaches and an island steeped in history. This award-winning attraction provides a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises on selected days throughout September from Weymouth Pleasure Pier to various ports including Bournemouth and Yarmouth.

Cruise by the famous Lulworth Cove one of Dorset’s most recognisable features heading onwards past Durlston Head with its imposing castle on the hilltop and into Bournemouth, the perfect place to spend a day out with the family. Take a ride on the mini land trains, play with the kids on one of the cleanest beaches in the UK or enjoy a quiet stroll through Bournemouth’s glorious gardens.

Alternatively steam through the Solent and view the magnificent coastal scenery of the Isle of Wight. Stop off at Yarmouth with its natural harbour, which is a mecca to numerous boats and yachts that visit, or stay on board and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of Wight passing Newtown, Thorness and Gurnard Bay and along the coast to Cowes, famous for its huge sailing events during the summer.

Finally, don’t miss the legendary Evening Showboats with a live jazz band on board and make it a night to remember!

The Waverley has excellent onboard facilities including a restaurant serving hot and cold snacks, two bars, heated lounges, engine room and paddle wheel viewing gallery, and a souvenir shop.

Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset DT5 1SA

Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday & Sundays: 8am-6pm

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which was the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events, has an established global reputation for its outstanding facilities. WPNSA was formed in 1999 as a not-for-profit company by a group of far-sighted individuals who identified the brown field site with immediate water access into Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay as a huge asset to not only the local Weymouth and Portland communities but as a destination that would attract sports people and events at national and international levels.

Looking at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from a purely sailing related perspective, the surrounding waters of Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay are some of the best sailing waters on the planet. The clean winds, sheltered waters and weak tides also have added value due to these natural conditions being preferential to a large and growing range of water sports.

In fact the Academy is ideally suited to hosting water based events including sea swimming and rowing, canoeing and sea kayaking, motor boating, sport fishing, model boating, water skiing and wake boarding. In addition, a range of land-based events from running, cycling or indoor rowing and combined events such as triathlons are run from the centre.

Spinnakers Restaurant, positioned in the heart of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, boasts breathtaking views across Portland Harbour and beyond. This unique venue is open for Sunday carverys throughout the winter as well as being available for private hire when not required for sailing events.

Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX

Monday - Sunday. Various Times.

The Front Skatepark in Weymouth is a state-of-the-art centre for skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX in a great seafront location.

The skate park currently has three distinct sports areas: a beginners’ area; the main street course with long planter; and the bowl, halfpipe and spine section. These offer challenges to suit different ability levels allowing for progression and choice.

There is a vast array of ramps to suit all levels of user. There is an undercover beginners’ area plus street and ramp obstacles for the more experienced.

Sessions run all year round, after school, at weekends, in school holidays, and at other times by arrangement. There is also a regular events programme. Low key supervision and support is provided by first-aid trained staff and skatepark volunteers. There is a simple membership scheme and entry fees are kept as low as possible.

The Front, Weymouth’s skate park is a not-for-profit community enterprise managed by the Weymouth Skatepark Association.

Facilities

  • custom-built ramps for all levels from beginner to expert
  • helmets for hire
  • skateboards for hire
  • snack bar and cafe
  • pool table
  • car park

This circular tour starts and ends at the Jubilee Clock on Weymouth’s seafront. The tour takes approximately two hours.

The Jubilee Clock was erected in 1887 to mark the 50th year of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was originally positioned on a stone base on Weymouth sands, but in the 1920s the Esplanade was built around it to protect the sands from the encroachment of shingle from the eastern end of the beach.

Face away from the sea and walk down King Street, passed the railway station on your right. At the traffic lights, turn right along Radipole Park Drive. Continue along Radipole Park Drive until you see an entrance on your right to the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens, just behind Aldi. These Victorian, tree-lined gardens are a haven of tranquillity where you can sit and watch the world go by. Take a circular stroll around these beautiful gardens and then leave the same way you came in, onto Radipole Park Drive.

Walk back towards the traffic lights but before you reach them, cross over the road into the Swannery car park. In the far right-hand corner of the car park, you will see the entrance to Radipole Lake RSPB Nature Reserve. Radipole Lake is considered to be one of the most important areas for migrating birds on the whole of the south coast of England. It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1929 and has been managed by the RSPB since 1976. It is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The reedbeds at Radipole Lake are now home to many rare birds, including Cetti’s warblers, bearded tits and bitterns. You can take a detour here to walk around the reserve if you wish.

Continuing with the tour, head towards the far left-hand corner of the car park and follow the path under the road bridge. Walk along the edge of the River Wey, where you can feed the ducks and swans. Pass the Palm House cafe on your left and the Gurkha Restaurant on your right. Continue walking towards the bridge ahead of you (Westham Bridge). You will notice there are actually two bridges; one a footbridge and the other now a car park. The older bridge is in fact a dam controlling the water level in Radipole Lake that is fed by the river.

On reaching the bridge, carry straight on (actually a left then an immediate right) along the new Marina Walkway that runs parallel to Weymouth harbour. This new walkway was completed in May 2001 and provides an accessible walkway along the marina’s edge. Weymouth Marina provides moorings for a thousand boats and is a thriving part of the local community.

Walk under the Town Bridge, turn left up the steps and cross the bridge. The current Town Bridge was built in 1930 on the line of an earlier 1824 bridge. The first bridge was built in 1594 between Melcombe Regis and Weymouth. Before this, crossing was by rope-hauled ferryboat, when not disrupted by frequent feuding between the two communities.

Once across the bridge, turn left and continue along Trinity Road where the elegant bow-fronted houses date from the late 18th to early 19th centuries. Continue along the side of Weymouth’s Old Harbour to the town pump. To the right in Trinity Street is Trinity House, a fine Georgian brick building, and next to it is an Elizabethan town house, which became part of Weymouth’s first Assembly Rooms in the 1760s when a new wing was added at the rear for balls and concerts. Opposite is the classically-designed Hope Chapel, built in 1862. Also in Trinity Street is the Tudor House, one of Weymouth’s few remaining Tudor buildings. The building once stood on the harbour edge and was built at the end of the 16th century.

From the town pump, continue along the terrace cottages of Cove Row, which were built in about 1810. Carry on to Hope Street, which was once on the water’s edge of the ‘ope’ or cove that ran back into what is now Hope Square and had houses on both sides, some right by the water. The ope was filled in 1782 across the mouth of the inlet. Despite its relatively modern appearance, No 21 Hope Street dates from the 16th century or earlier.

Continue along the Harbourside past the Nothe Parade. This delightful terrace of houses contains a mix of late Georgian and Victorian architecture. As you walk along here note the bridge which crosses a slipway used for boat repairs. This is an old established yard, and the slipmasters house with its balustraded steps dates from about 1780. Continue along the path passing the Lifeboat Station and shop.

From the harbourside, take one of a number of flights of steps up towards the Nothe Fort. One of these flights of steps has an iron rail on each side, which was an inclined tramway for ammunition trucks serving the fort in its early days. If you look further along the harbourside you can see the stone pier protecting the harbour mouth.

Once at the top of the steps turn to your left. In front of you is the Nothe Fort. This coastal defence fort was completed in 1872 under Lord Palmerston’s programme of re-arming against possible French invasion. It was armed with heavy muzzle-loading guns. It is open to the public and well worth spending time exploring.

With the fort in front of you turn to your right and follow the path along Elizabethan Way through the gardens and along Jubilee Walk. Take time to look at the view across Portland Harbour, the second largest man-made harbour in the world. Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay were the venues for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events.

At some steps, turn right up the steps and follow the road to the corner. Continue down Horsford Street passing a fine pair of 1830 cottages. At the bottom of the hill turn right into Hope Square. As you enter the square turn to your right and see the newly-converted flats built in the early 19th century malthouse and standing above that, the late 18th century Red Barracks and Wellington Court. As a contrast to these modern redevelopments, a little way down to your right is No 6 Hope Street, an 18th century Portland stone town house with probably the best stone facade in Weymouth.

On your left is the imposing front of the old Devenish Brewery. This very interesting building dates variously from 1869 to the grand Dutch gabled facade of 1904. Across the square you can see Pilgrim House, dating from 1640 but rebuilt as an elegant Georgian house.

On leaving Hope Square, bear to your left up the steep hill, and at the top turn right into Herbert Place, then turn right in to Hartlebury Terrace. From here follow the path to the left into Trinity Terrace. These small houses, dating from the 1830s, look from their bow windows over the original Borough of Melcombe Regis and northwards across Weymouth Bay towards White Nothe and the chalk cliffs. In the immediate foreground are the backs of the late Georgian houses fronting Trinity Road and the harbour. In the back plots of some are fragments of mainly Portland stone walling of still earlier dwellings (16th century), which overlooked the harbour before the quays were built.

As you walk along Trinity Terrace, look carefully above each door at the carvings; each one is different. At the end of Trinity Terrace there are good views over Weymouth Marina and towards the Ridgeway in the distance. Turn right here and walk down the steps behind the church to the bottom.

Trinity Church is now in front of you. The church was designed by Philip Wyatt and built in 1836. It was then extended by the local architect G.R. Crickmay in 1886. When first built, the church had its altar on the east wall and galleries set back on either side. When it was enlarged, the altar was set on the south and two large transepts formed the east and west. The north front faces Melcombe Regis and dominates the approach to the Town Bridge.

At the bottom of the steps you will see you are back at the Town Bridge. From here you can take a small detour to visit Weymouth’s oldest pub, The Boot Inn, and the old Town Hall. Both are located to your left along North Quay past the Council Office on the left-hand side.

Cross back over the Town Bridge and turn right down the steps on to Custom House Quay. Walk along the edge of the quay with the harbour on your right. Here you can see the old railway lines running along the road; trains stopped running along the line in 1994. On your left is Maiden Street. Look up this road towards the Stuart building at the junction with St Edmund Street. A cannon ball fired during the English Civil War fighting is embedded high in the wall. Continue walking along the harbourside. Further along is the fish market, which dates from 1855 and was built to enable local fishermen to market their catch more satisfactorily than on the quay side; in formal style with wide overhanging eaves, it is a building of distinction. This is still the place to buy locally caught fresh fish. When you get to Vaughan’s Restaurant, you will notice a plaque on the wall to indicate where a trading vessel berthed in 1348, which brought the Black Death to England. All along Custom House Quay you can see how bow windows are a feature of many late 18th century houses in the town. The Sharky’s Indoor Play area, originally a 19th century warehouse is also located here, together with other 19th century warehouses. Despite some demolition most remain and have been converted to other uses. The Royal Dorset Yacht Club occupies a mid-19th century Gothic-style, chapel-like building and was formerly an institute for seamen, known as the Sailor’s Bethel. Before that, the 18th century Baths were here. The Custom House is a fine red brick Georgian house with deep bow windows. It was built in the late 18th century by a merchant to enable him to oversee his shipping interests from his home. It was the Custom House from the early 19th century until 1985. Nowadays, the building is the office for the Harbour Master.

At the end of the Quay is the ferry terminal and green-roofed Pavilion Theatre. The original theatre, The Pavilion, opened in 1908 and was the centre of the local entertainment scene until 1954 when a huge fire completely destroyed the building, then known as The Ritz.

From the Pavilion Theatre, walk back towards the Jubilee Clock along the seafront, called The Esplanade, which is one of the finest Georgian seafronts in the country. Look out for the famous sand sculptures, the award-winning beach donkeys and the Punch & Judy Show. Just before you reach the Jubilee Clock you will see a statue of King George III. Weymouth’s popularity as a seaside resort began in the 1780s and continued with King George III regularly visiting Weymouth from 1789 to 1805. It was the King himself who started the tradition of sea bathing here in Weymouth.

Hope Square, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TR

Brewers Quay in Weymouth is a re-developed Victorian brewery in Weymouth’s Old Harbour with places to eat and traders selling antiques, collectables and vintage furniture.

After being closed for a number of years, it finally re-opened at Easter 2013.

The complex in Hope Square now houses an antiques emporium, arts and craft centre and an Italian restaurant, Il Porto. Brewers Quay currently has over 50 dealers selling retro items, antiques, collectables, furniture and vinyls.

Brewers Quay Auction House is also based in the historic Brewers Quay. The Auction House holds regular auctions, normally two a month, which include furniture, porcelain, jewellery, antiques and other items of interest.

Further redevelopment/refurbishment is planned to include a military museum, cafe and offices.

New Bond Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8LY

Cineworld Cinema Weymouth is a nine-screen cinema located in the heart of the town centre, near Debenhams. Adjacent to the cinema is a 450-space multi-storey car park with 10 disabled bays. Free parking is available after 6.30pm for cinema goers, and the car park closes 30 minutes after the last film.

The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED

Every day except Christmas Day from 10am to at least 5pm

Weymouth Pavilion is no longer operated by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. It is now run by a not-for-profit company called Weymouth Pavilion Community Interest Company. The Pavilion Complex aims to have ‘something for everyone’, by having a wide range of shows and events and by making The Pavilion accessible to many different groups, for many different uses.

The Cafe Ritz is open every day from 10am to 4pm serving hot and cold drinks, a selection of alcoholic beverages and delicious cakes. Hot and cold food is served daily from 12pm to 3pm and can be enjoyed in the cafe or upstairs in the Piano Bar where you can take in the magnificent views across the Harbour and the Seafront. Pre-show meals are served from 6pm in the Piano Bar before every Theatre show – tables can be booked by contacting the Box Office. Basket Meals are served during most events in the Ocean Room.

Pay-and-display parking for is situated behind the Pavilion Complex. A free, short stay car park (30 minutes) is available immediately in front of the Pavilion for making bookings or collecting tickets.

Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7DW

Monday-Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm. Saturday 9.30am - 5pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm.

The central part of The Palm House in Weymouth, Dorset is a cafe bistro. It has soft music playing quietly in the background and is somewhere to relax over a pot of tea and a slice of homemade cake with family and friends. The Palm House cafe bistro serves freshly prepared hot and cold food such as full English breakfasts, home made soups, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and more. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available.

The Palm House in Weymouth is most definitely child friendly. It has a children’s and babies menu offering health, freshly prepared meals. For babies there is a selection of homemade pureed food, while for the slightly older kids there is macaroni cheese, pasta and meatballs, sausage and beans etc plus a large selection of cold meal deals in a snack box.

The Palm House is fully licensed for alcohol and live music.

The Palm House is also home to the Blooming Kids under 5s play area, where you can sit and relax over a coffee while your children play in a safe and stimulating environment. Inside there are books, a toy kitchen, a slide and climbing tunnels, a play fort plus many other toys. If the weather is fine there is a garden area with sand play, children’s play houses, see saw and more.

Lodmoor, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX

Breakfast: weekdays 6.30am-10:30am, weekends 7am-11am . Monday-Saturday: Midday-11pm. Sunday: Midday-10.30pm.

The Brewers Fayre Lodmoor pub and restaurant in Weymouth offers classic pub-style food at great prices.

There is an everyday great value menu or you can choose to help yourself to as much as you like from the ‘all you can eat’ buffet.

The Brewers Fayre Lodmoor is a family friendly restaurant with a special children’s menu plus a soft play fun factory. So the kids can be entertained while you relax and unwind.