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#1

Blue Boar Poole

The Blue Boar 29 Market Close Poole Dorset, BH15 1NE, Poole, Dorset
#2

Da Vinci’s

7 The Quay, BH15 1HJ, Poole, Dorset
Welcome to Da Vinci’s, the best Italian restaurant on Poole Quay and only a stone’s throw away from the water’s edge. Established in 1993, Da Vinci’s is a family-run business, specialising in fresh, local ingredients, cooked in true Italian style.

Whether you are seeking a casual pizza supper in a cosy Italian atmosphere or a special meal in a venue that can cater for your special occasion, Da Vinci’s has the answer.


Our beautiful Italian restaurant in Poole has a cosy downstairs right on the Quay front and own upstairs dining room features seven windows overlooking the harbour.


Da Vinci’s Paradise Bar can be exclusively hired as a private function room and is the perfect venue for a small family christening or office party in Poole.
#3

The Plantation

53 Cliff Dr, Canford Cliffs, BH13 7JF, Poole, Dorset
£52.5
Up to 50 guests
If you’re looking for a perfect place for a meeting or business lunch then come and try The Plantation.

We know how busy work can get so when you need space to think we’ll find it for you. We can provide teas, coffees, soft drinks and pastries for a daytime meeting or provide a buffet lunch or set meal for larger groups if you prefer.
#4

Banque & Bohem

39 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW, Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth’s best Venue Hire and Meeting rooms have previously been limited to groups of 30 or more for those private events that you usually need a hotel to fill. Now there is a new option in Bournemouth’s answer to Soho, BANQUE & BOHEM! Yes we do things a little different around here as you can tell. We believe that everyone can enjoy a private event, corporate meeting, birthday party or baby shower in style. We have 5 private, uniquely themed rooms in our venue to cater for any event.
#5

Eden Bar & Club

St. Andrews Church Hall, Exeter Road, bournemouth, BH2 5AQ, Bournemouth, Dorset
Up to 350 guests
Depending on your party size we can provide anything from a free reservation of one of our heated booths in the garden, a reserved area of tables under the canopy or use of the club (for large parties).

You can choose to organise your party yourself or you can sit back and let us take the strain - Eden's experienced events team can offer a tailor made events package to suit any budget. We can supply DJ's, bands, comedy acts and other entertainment and we can dress the venue with flowers, balloons or any theme you like. Our fully equipped kitchen can provide food for your party, anything from canapes and nibbles, to a hot or cold finger food buffet. Anything you require, just ask and we will be more than happy to try and accommodate.


With three separate areas available for use; The Garden Bar, The Club or The Mezzanine Balcony, Eden can accommodate parties from 10 guests to 350 guests. Areas can all be booked independently or you can have the whole venue (conditions apply). Eden Bournemouth venue hire comes with the use of the full PA system, flat screen TV’s, fully equipped kitchen, seating areas, indoor and outdoor bars, security, microphones and much more.


All parties must be suitable for the size of the area reserved, only parties over 150 will be considered for use of the club on a Saturday Night, minimum spend may apply, Garden bar always open to the public, A deposit will be required to secure any reservation, under 18’s welcome before 20:00 but must be supervised and always at the managers discretion. Background music only in the garden, DJ & Band performances are restricted to the club area
#6

Haselbury Mill

Haselbury, Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7NY, Crewkerne, Somerset
Up to 200 guests
With unique views of the South Somerset countryside, in a peaceful lakeside, river and garden location, Haselbury Mill has beautiful historical buildings and superb food. Only a 30 minute drive to the Jurassic Coast, it is the ideal location to explore West Best and Lyme Regis.

The buildings at the Haselbury Mill Hotel date back to the time of William the Conqueror. They now form a beautiful hotel with 3 restaurants, 2 bars and function facilities.


Most rooms are in the Georgian Mill House, carefully renovated to create en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet.

The original mill buildings have been sensitively converted into a stylish restaurant. Also here is a traditional bar with flag-stone floors and oak-panelled walls. The Granary building offers a lakeside bar and restaurant.


Meals are created using the best, seasonal ingredients. It’s the aim of the chef to source all ingredients from within a 20 miles radius of Haselbury.


Haselbury Mill Hotel is 1 miles from the market town of Crewkerne, 8.1 miles from Yeovil, and 25 minutes from Taunton and the M5 motorway.


• 17 acres of stunning parkland and glorious gardens

• “A beautiful Belvedere” – a most spectacular outside gazebo for outdoor ceremonies

• 21 en-suite double bedrooms

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Entertainment licence

• Can cater for up to 250 guests to dine in the Great Tithe Barn
#7

Yenton Hotel & Restaurant

The Yenton Gervis Road, BH1 3ED, Bournemouth, Dorset
Set in an acre of beautiful gardens, The Yenton is situated on Bournemouth's East Cliff offering the perfect venue for civil wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.

Complimenting the picturesque country setting the Yenton's conservatory restaurant overlooks the gardens and is suitable for intimate family gatherings or large formal receptions.


We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional hospitality and excellent food, our aim being to make your special day an enjoyable one.
#8

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HZ, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Up to 100 guests
Welcome to the Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, where the atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming, with thoughtful service to make you feel truly at home. Whether you are looking for a relaxing escape or unique culinary experience, we are dedicated to meeting your individual needs.

• 18th Century Chapel

• Romantic garden tower with views of the Jurassic Coast in the grounds

• Beautiful rooms to choose from for your reception

• Views over Lyme Regis Cobb Harbour and UNESCO Jurassic Coast

• Bridal suite and guest bedrooms available

• Personalised service to make your day special
#9

Tytherleigh Arms

The Tytherleigh Arms, EX13 7BE, Axminster, Devon
Situated on the idyllic Devon/Dorset/Somerset border, the historic Tytherleigh Arms offers a perfect rural getaway with all the modern comforts you’d expect. A former coaching inn dating back to the 16th century, the Tytherleigh already has a fantastic reputation with locals and visitors alike. A seasonal menu featuring the best fresh local produce guarantees a fantastic taste of the west whatever time of year you choose to visit.

Despite its excellent transport links, with central London only a train ride away from nearby Axminster, the Tytherleigh feels a world apart from the stresses of modern life. The iconic Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is just a twenty minute drive away

and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural beauty offers a multitude of scenic walks.
#10

The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GG, Southampton, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
The Vestry is a versatile restaurant and bar, perfect for any event whether a breakfast meeting, sit down lunch, dinner, drinks party or canapé dining. Our spectacular building, located across the road from the Mayflower Theatre in the heart of the City, is available for part of exclusive hire for up to 85 seated or 200 standing.

With particular emphasis on Midweek Hire, the venue offers an excellent venue for private events and is available with flexible hire charges and a minimum spend.


We specialise in:


- Breakfast meetings and presentations

- Networking

- Drinks receptions and party

- Lunch and dinner bookings

- Weddings, christening parties and special occasions such as landmark birthdays

- Christmas Parties View Menu


• Restaurant and Bar venue located in Southampton, and just a stone’s throw away from The Mayflower Theatre

• Extensive variety of drinks available

• Excellent food provided by our talented chefs

• We only use the best ingredients to create your meals

• Exclusive hires available including Sundays

• Also available for functions throughout the week
#11

PONY AND TRAP

Moorledge Road, Newtown, Chew Magna,, BS40 8TQ, Bristol, Avon
The Pony & Trap is the result of huge passion both in the kitchen and in the pub itself. Josh and Holly lead a talented team of chefs, wine experts and waiting staff, serving up food and drinks from the very best growers and producers in the region. The Pony & Trap was named the second best gastropub in the country at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards

Josh and Holly Eggleton' took over this 200 year old country pub in 2006, lovingly restoring its original features and bringing in a fine dining ethos while still maintaining its tribe of locals that create its relaxed atmosphere.


Situated between the cities of Bristol and Bath, guests can enjoy unrivalled views of the Chew Valley from the restaurant or take a seat in the garden and oversee progress on the new fruit orchard being planted in the nearby field.


The menu is varied and changes daily but the emphasis is on simplicity, with all our fresh ingredients coming from just across the Valley and our team know the provenance of everything on the menu... feel free to ask them about anything you’re curious about. The farmland around The Pony & Trap is an extension of our kitchens, with our supplier partners applying the same ethos, drive and attention to detail as our team does in cooking and serving it up.


With an established reputation for quality, The Pony & Trap has held a Michelin Star rating in the Michelin Guide of Great Britain and Ireland since 2011. Holly Eggleton won the coveted Front of House of the Year at the Publican Morning Advertiser's Top 50 UK Gastropubs Awards 2014, while Josh picked up Chef of the Year.
#12

The Jack In The Green Inn

Rockbeare, London Rd, EX5 2EE, Exeter, Devon
mpty plates, contented diners and wide smiles provide us with all the motivation we need.

There's a proud pedigree behind the team at the Jack and Matthew's cooking has confidence, precision and excitement in equal measure. Summer 2016 marked the beginning of our 25th year as a Devon dining institution.


Our beef and pork travel no distance at all, chicken and duck are both free range. Pheasant, partridge, snipe, venison and woodcock all feature on the Specials board when they are in season and at their best.


As a venue the Jack can also host wedding receptions, conferences, large parties and breakfast meetings. We will always go the extra mile to try and cater for specific requirements and to surpass our guests expectations.
#13

Redwing Bar and Dining

Church Rd, Lympstone, EX8 5JT, Exmouth, Devon
Nestled in the beautiful village of Lympstone near Exmouth, on the Exe Estuary, The Redwing offers something unexpected in leafy Devon.

We are a modern bar, where you can lounge on our sofas with friends, share a Tempura Prawn and Calamari Platter and drink an inexpensive but good quality New Zealand Sauvignon. Or you can sit at the bar enjoying one of our 17 Beers and Ciders – crystal-clear Proper Job or Hanlon’s Firefly (the local brew) to name but two.


We are also a stylish restaurant with an extensive menu – sandwiches that will keep you going all day, comforting dishes such as Lamb’s Liver and Bacon or Beer Battered Fish and Chips, or classy Main Courses from our Specials Board like Roasted Duck Breast with Peach Sauce.


With over 20 main courses to choose from and 19 wines by the glass (all properly priced not overpriced) freshly prepared food, excellent service, a great atmosphere and fantastic staff who want to please you, The Redwing is earning a reputation for exceeding expectations.
#14

Casamia

8, The General, Lower Guinea St,, BS1 6FU, Bristol, Avon
This Michelin Star restaurant offers seasonal dishes on the site of the former Bristol General Hospital. The subtle decor and optional tour of the kitchen offers an upmarket private dining experience.
#15

The Golden Guinea

19 Guinea St, BS1 6SX, Bristol, Avon
Completely refurbished in 2010, The Golden Guinea now offers a stylish and sociable environment to come a relax with friends, with events held on most nights it also offers a function room available free of charge which features a large mural by Cheo and its own outdoor area. See our Function room page for more information.

We have over 10 years of experience in delivering the very best functions and when you see the decor of our venue and the atmosphere we create, you will know that we are the only venue for you!
#16

Birch

47 Raleigh Rd,, BS3 1QS, Bristol, Avon
This small joint based in Southville offers a minimalist feel with whitewashed walls, simplistic furnishing, and a stripped down yet original menu. This gem is owned by Sam Leach, who formerly worked in the famous Michelin Star St John in London and describes Birch as serving good, local food.
#17

The Salutation Inn

68 Fore St, Topsham, EX3 0HL, Exeter, Devon
The restaurant at The Salutation Inn offers a choice of three menus, using some of the finest ingredients from such businesses as Greendale Farm, Celtic Sea Fare, Ritters, Richards and Country Cheeses. These menus are weekly changing and can be adapted to your taste.

These weekly changing offerings start at £42.50 for 4 courses of the best local, regional and seasonal produce cooked by Tom Williams-Hawkes and his brigade to a modern French influenced style.


We have two beautiful lounges that you are welcome to frequent for a beverage or canapés at your leisure, before going into the restaurant or relaxing with friends.


Here at The Salutation we love a Wedding. A wedding is all about you and what you want. Whether it’s a small intimate occasion for 15 enjoying a menu, or a sit down three-course-meal for 50, each wedding at The Salutation is made by you. View a sample menu here.


If you would like advice on all the extras to make your day special like cakes, cheese, photography, videography and flowers, we think we know some pretty good people at these too. Take a look at our local friends on the right.Here at The Salutation we love a Wedding. A wedding is all about you and what you want. Whether it’s a small intimate occasion for 15 enjoying a menu, or a sit down three-course-meal for 50, each wedding at The Salutation is made by you. View a sample menu here.


If you would like advice on all the extras to make your day special like cakes, cheese, photography, videography and flowers, we think we know some pretty good people at these too. Take a look at our local friends on the right.
#18

Beese's Riverside Bar

Wyndham Cres, BS4 4SX, Bristol, Avon
Beese’s is the perfect place for a relaxed, informal party, and an ideal alternative if you are looking for something other than a hotel function room or community hall. And the emphasis is on informal – for example, we don’t do silver service or serve meals to tables, as all our menu options are served buffet-style. What we do offer is a beautiful riverside location, high quality food and drinks at reasonable prices, and excellent customer service.

Most of the information you need is below, and there is a link to our enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you have any further questions.


It is not possible to hire Beese’s for your exclusive use on any day of our opening hours. All bookings are subject to the Beese’s terms and conditions.


Hiring space at Beese’s

Our two marquees and decking areas are available for private hire, giving a total indoor capacity of 120 (96 for seated dining). The rest of the premises remain open to the general public. Our normal closing time is 11:00 p.m., but this can be extended to midnight upon request (minimum of two weeks notice required). The hire fees include the following services:

• use of all furniture in hire areas

• cutlery, crockery and tableware

• use of your own mp3 player through the marquee PA (for background music only)

• liaison with your band/DJ


Hold your wedding reception at Beese’s
#19

The Pump House

Merchants Rd, Hotwells, BS8 4PZ, Bristol, Avon
The Pump House is available to hire for celebratory functions, corporate events and wedding receptions. We pride ourselves in providing a unique experience with delicious food, specialising in bespoke weddings and formal dinner parties. It is possible to have exclusive use of the whole building, mezzanine restaurant or an area of the ground floor depending on the size of the party and your requirements. All parties of any size are welcome. We are proudly independent and being led by Chef Toby Gritten means that we can tailor our menus and specifications to suit your event.

Our mezzanine restaurant can seat a maximum of 66 guests for a sit down dinner.The restaurant measures 9.5m x 7.5m has exposed natural stone & wooden beams.


Events that require seating for more can be split between our ground floor dining area and the mezzanine restaurant.


Marquees can also be hired in the summer months for additional seating.
#20

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL, Bristol, Avon
Up to 100 guests
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel has had an extensive makeover giving the historic Grade II listed building a stylish and distinctive new look and feel for 2017. The 182 room property's fresh interior draws inspiration from the city's independent art scene and the building's rich historic past to create a classic yet contemporary finish. Keepers Bar & Kitchen features solid wood and metal fittings and serves much loved British meals using quality, locally sourced ingredients and a wide selection of drinks.

• Beautiful Iconic Grade II Listed Victorian Building

• Situated in the Old City of Bristol

• Stunning Ballroom

• No Venue Hire Fee

• Classic Victorian Architecture meets Contemporary Design

• Gorgeous Licensed Ceremony Rooms

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