Just a few minutes drive from Weymouth harbour, a visit to Westham's newly refurbished pub/restaurant is a must. The airy, stylish interior retains much of the building's Victorian character, originally designed by local architect George Rackstraw Crickmay, who once employed famous novelist Thomas Hardy as a draughtsman.
Serving restaurant quality food at pub prices and good value, tasty house wines, Chef Mark Roberts (awarded 2 AA Rosettes) is succeeding in his stated aim to create a quality, community local pub with a friendly atmosphere, where women feel happy to walk in unaccompanied.
The large interior is cleverly divided into different areas with leather sofas strategically placed in between tables creating a relaxing vibe, whilst flat screen televisions at one end showing old films and music playing at the other end, provide interest without being too intrusive. There is also a charming external courtyard.
The owners are creating a community spirit by providing varied activities every night of the week, currently:
Monday - Specialty food night serving freshly prepared dishes from the Gold Star hygiene rated kitchen; Tuesday - Pub quiz where it is possible to win up to £200; Wednesday - Live sport from Sky and Setanta; Thursday - Karoke Friday & Sat - Live entertainment following the tradition of this pub which, in the past, has played host to the Rolling Stones; Sunday - Specially designed Sunday lunch menu;