: Yeovil - Crewkerne
: West Bay & Burton Bradstock
: The Talbot Inn
: Halstock Golf Club, Common Lane, Halstock
: The Summer Lodge
Benville is a tiny hamlet consisting of a dozen or so houses and cottages. It is an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country. 2 miles (3km) to the east lies Evershot with its award winning pub The Acorn and outstanding restaurant The Summer Lodge. In nearby Beaminster you'll find a traditional market town selling excellent local produce along side tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. 10 miles (16km) to the south you will find the Georgian town of Bridport and the fishing port of West Bay. This stretch of Jurassic - World Heritage - coastline boasts the stunning beaches of Burton Bradstock, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach, as well as the Swannery and tropical gardens at Abbotsbury. The county town of Dorchester is 10 miles to the South East. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and if full of prehistoric sites, the Dorchester Museum has a good collection of locally found artefacts.