The Customs House Westbay

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the CUSTOMS HOUSE westbay

shop - eat - relax

market halls containing

contemporary - vintage - antiques al fresco dining - art & various wares



The Customs House is an exciting new shopping and market halls opening in the quaint and beautiful West Bay Harbour, Bridport. In a beautiful old complex, the centre will feature a fantastic selection of contemporary, vintage, art and hand made stores as well as workshops and boutique dining, all around a central courtyard with alfresco tables and space for markets. With a great mix of different shops, sellers and events, The Customs House will have a brilliant vibrant atmosphere. The courtyard will be filled with stalls selling local produce, hand made gifts and art while diners sit at cafĂŠ tables enjoying a delicious lunch from the boutique restaurant. Set over three floors, this is a surprisingly large space and will be a great addition to the area, bringing tourists and happy customers down to this pretty town. Perfect for a day out all year round, The Customs House will be ideal for Christmas shopping, a Summer day out, harvest markets and Spring fun. Set to open in April 2015, this fantastic new space is looking for traders to get involved. If you would like to sell at The Customs House or have any ideas about getting on board with this exciting new venture, please get in touch.


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Whether you’re into historic ships, ferocious dinosaurs, delectable seafood or lazing on the beach – West Bay really does have it all! Where the rivers Brit and Asker reach the sea is the jewel in Bridports crown. The timeless harbour attracts visitors from all over the world and the locals are lucky enough to call it home. The Jurassic World Heritage Coast is one of nature’s most marvellous sights. Punctuated by picturesque villages and towns, exploring it is nothing but a joy. West Bay is one of the most spectacular points from which to view and discover the Jurassic Coast. The golden cliffs to the east lead on to Chesil Beach and Portland Bill. Head west to the great sweep of Lyme Bay with views of Golden Cap, Lyme Regis, Beer Head and beyond. The Dorset historic market town of Bridport lies one and a half miles inland from the West Bay coast. As you would expect, the seafood here is second to none. Served up in the local pubs and restaurants there isn’t anything fresher. West Bay caters to every kind of person, so whether you prefer fish ‘n’ chips on the pier or a slap-up lobster dinner, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for. This area is a fantastic tourism spot and with the beautiful scenery drawing attention of various TV shows over the years, the most recent ITVs ‘Broadchurch’ starring David Tenant, the visitor count just keeps going up.

West Bay experienced an increase in visitor numbers following transmission of Broadchurch



Set over three floors, The Customs House is a beautiful 200 year old listed building with vaulted ceilings and a quirky L shaped layout around a picturesque courtyard. The space really lends itself to the creative and relaxed atmosphere that our shops and dining will bring to it. With pretty staircases and a great mix of large open spaces and smaller hidden rooms, there is a great feeling of discovery when walking around this gorgeous building. Right on the front, The Customs House has a great nautical feel with the sound of the water and the proximity of the beach. There is ample parking outside with the car park adjoining that of the Sea front. The outside space is large yet still has an intimate feel and will be a wonderful place for markets and dining. With a wonderful feel of history and oozing with potential, The Old Customs House is a real gem of West Bay.

r e n t a s p a c e at the customs house unit prices - please get in touch for more information. 6x6ft-£110PCM 12x10ft-£408PCM 12x6ft-£220PCM 12x12ft-£440PCM CASUAL TRADERS PRICE ON APPLICATION - DAILY / WEEKLY RENTS AVAILABLE Flexible terms are available as well as different rates for pop up shops, workshop space, market stalls as well as the bistro. Please get in touch to talk about different options to suit your business.


inside The Customs House will be a bustling combination of market, restaurant and shopping centre with vintage, antique, contemporary, hand made, art, workshops and boutique all coming together in one gorgeous listed building. The three floors will be filled with different shops selling a fantastic selection of beautiful things with the lovely backdrop of the space and the ocean just a couple of minutes walk away. We will be bringing together a select group of talented and creative traders together in this exciting new shopping experience in the pretty harbour of West Bay and visitors will treated to a wonderful day out with every visit. Workshop space will also be available and The Customs House will be home to painting, craft and art classes in this inspirational building. The central courtyard is a fantastic space and will house markets selling a large range of goods from delicious local produce such as fruits and veg to home made cakes and bread as well as art, clothing, furniture and hand made items. If all this wasn’t enough, The Customs House will also have its very own bistro serving, among other things, wood fired pizza. The delicious food will be available inside or alfresco in the pretty courtyard where you will also be able to purchase ice cream from a quirky vintage ice cream cart. The lovely building will be a hive of activity with so much going on every day and customers and traders a like will simply fall in love with the atmosphere.

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Contemporary - vintage - antique

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Traders Wanted

involved This incredible project will need equally incredible people to get involved. If you are interested in renting space in this beautiful building or have any other ideas, we want to hear from you. There are so many different opportunities here for the right people. If you have a creative mind, a unique skill or experience running workshops then please get in touch. We are looking for a great variety of sellers, for a mix of vintage, contemporary, art and hand made as well as some creative classes and bistro. There is also lots of lovely outside space, perfect for ice-cream sellers and market stall traders. If the idea of The Customs House has sparked your imagination and you think you could be perfect for it, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Viewings will be made strictly by appointment starting in January. Please contact us for more information on rates and terms for renting space.

kids play area on site ample parking next door 2 minutes from the beach millions of tourists annually PHASE 1 COMPLETES MAy 2015 PHASE 2 COMPLETES WINTER 2015 WWW.CUSTOMSHOUSEWESTBAY.COM

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