A blog from Martin’s Bar & Restaurant

27 July 2018Holiday Park News

Tess Frecknall, the Venue Manager of Martin’s Bar & Restaurant at Highlands End Holiday Park has written this week’s blog!

Wow, well what a journey we’ve been on in Martins Bar over the last 6 months!  For those of you who visit us regularly you’ll have seen a lot of new faces as the team grows to keep up with the new all day opening hours, events and the oncoming summer holidays!

Did someone mention football?  Well despite our best efforts we can confirm it didn’t come home…. But we had a few great afternoons and evenings cheering on the England team whilst watching the games on our big screen and 6 other large screen TVs around the restaurant and bar!  What an atmosphere!!!  Bring on Qatar 2022!!!!!

Shadowed a little by the World Cup (and absence of Andy Murray) we quietly showed Wimbledon throughout early July – but the highlight of the tournament was our Clotted Cream Gin Teas!!!  Yes, Clotted Cream Gin – our current guest gin – perfect with fresh strawberries and a scone or two – but don’t just take our word for it – we’ll be offering Teas throughout the summer so feel free to pop in any day between 10am and 5pm!

Our Chef team have never been so busy – we’re so pleased to have so many local guests alongside our holiday makers and holiday home owners join us to try our food – we’re getting a great little reputation for offering great meals at reasonable costs. Every night we offer our full Martins Menu, plus we have a themed special menu every evening – anything from a freshly made curry, to local seafood, to hand-stretched pizzas. And for the holidays we’ve just bought ourselves a big BBQ so we can offer a chef hosted BBQ every Sunday evening from 5pm on our stunning patio overlooking West Bay!

Whoosh and there it was – our brilliant Soft Play Area ‘The Little Fire Station’ landed with us for the Easter Holidays and we haven’t stopped since!!!  Its been super to have so many new faces visit us – big and small – to enjoy the combination of COSTA coffee and entertainment for our youngest visitors. Open everyday 9am until 5pm and open to visitors and locals alike we would love to see you there!

Open every day from 9am Martins Bar and Restaurant has recently had a bit of a re-shuffle.  Now everyday we have our Sports Bar area showing live sports on big screen TVs, our Engine Room featuring Sports TV and Pool Tables, our Soft Play Room, our Bar Areas and of course our lovely Merryweather Restaurant which benefits from those great views, patio and nearby outdoor adventure play area. Our Sports Bar, Engine Room and Patio areas are all dog friendly so no need to leave your buddy back at home – come and enjoy the facilities

Over the summer we have a number of events including live music nights, childrens discos and entertainment and of course our weekly quiz night and game of chance. As I write this our Jackpot is at £500 for our ‘Crack The Code’ game – anyone over 18 playing the quiz has the chance to win the pot – but you gotta be in it to win it!!!! Quiz from 7.30pm every Wednesday!

I couldn’t not mention Christmas could I!!!  Party bookings now being taken in earnest for the Festive Period – we have party nights, we have Shelbies Elbows and discos, we have formal dining, we have buffets – you name it we can, and probably are, doing it!  For one of the best party venues in the area join us for one of our party nights, with up to 300 guests on a Friday and Saturday night!  Book your group in by calling Tess on 01308 426919 or emailing barmanager@wdlh.co.uk

What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse