Star rating
At a Glance: Historic

This truly old-fashioned village local is complimented further with Chef Marcus Wilcox preparing food to the highest of quality using local producers and suppliers. Both a Summer and Winter venue and great for those weekend escape, good food, beer and quality rooms. All of our bedrooms are furnished to the same high standard but as you might expect with a boutique Bed and Breakfast they do vary a little in size and aspect. Each room also has its own patio area, the perfect environment in which to relax and unwind with the rolling views over the fields, rustic charm with a modern finish.

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High Street, Bourton SP8 5ATJ
At a Glance: Historic

Built in 1726, the beautiful old White Lion Inn with its atmospheric bar offers a warm welcome in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Relax with friends and family over a drink or two, sit by the open fires and on fine days take a seat outside to enjoy the beautiful and relaxing gardens. Our imaginative and varied menu includes established pub favourites as well as more exotic dishes. We have two beautifully appointed en-suite double rooms full of character.

From £55/room per night
Church Hill, Buckhorn Weston SP8 5HS
At a Glance: Historic

Welcome to the Stapleton Arms, a new style country pub with rooms situated on the Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire border. Our philosophy is quality food cooked simply with the freshest local ingredients, sensibly priced, and our menu changes daily. Sample some of our superb range of tapped and bottled beers from around the world or our great wines and whiskies. Our four individually furnished bedrooms boast state of the art bathrooms.

From £80/room per night
Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne DT9 4NL
At a Glance: Historic, AA Rosette for Food

Quintessentially English and completely refurbished from cellar to loft, The Kings Arms has retained the atmosphere of a traditional country pub but with full 21st century comforts. The inn boasts great home cooked food, log fires in winter and a lovely garden, terrace and croquet lawn for the summer. This welcoming country hotel is situated in Charlton Horethorne, three miles from Sherborne, on the Somerset / Dorset border.

From £100/room per night
Crown Hill, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA
At a Glance: Historic, Boutique,Pet Friendly

The Fontmell offers individually designed en-suite bedrooms and an eclectically furnished bar serving local real ales and unusual wines. There is also a stylish library-themed restaurant serving stunning food. Unusually, a babbling stream runs between the bar and the restaurant. The Fontmell is the perfect place for a weekend away in North Dorset.

From £95/room per night
Main Road, West Lulworth, Lulworth Cove BH20 5RQ
At a Glance: Historic, By the Sea

This coastal inn enjoys a superb position on the doorstep of stunning Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Enjoy great food, prepared where possible from the freshest local produce, or just relax with a drink in the garden on a sunny day...

From £75/room per night
Crown Road, Marnhull DT10 1LN
At a Glance: Historic

Welcome to the pretty thatched 16th century Crown Inn, situated in the heart of Blackmore Vale, frequented by Thomas Hardy and portrayed as `The Pure Drop Inn` in his famous novel 'Tess of the D`urbervilles'. Steeped in history, there is a priest hole still visible in the bar that linked the pub to nearby St Gregory`s Church. Today the inn boasts five spacious en-suite letting bedrooms with full modern facilities including power shower, deep roll top bath or wet room, and free WiFi. Our main bar with log fire is open all day, and homemade food, prepared where possible from the freshest local produce, is served at lunchtime and in the evening.

From £59/room per night
Nettlecombe, Bridport DT6 3SY
At a Glance: Historic

Welcome to the 16th century Marquis of Lorne, a traditonal inn with an excellent reputation for good food, perfect for a relaxing country break in one of our seven en-suite double rooms, all with views over the countryside. The Inn also features two cosy bars. You will find us situated in the picturesque hamlet of Nettlecombe, surrounded by views of outstanding natural beauty, just 7 miles from Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

From £75/room per night
Plush, Dorchester DT2 7RQ
At a Glance: Historic, Boutique

Welcome to the Brace of Pheasants, a 16th century thatched inn located in the heart of Hardy's Dorset, awarded Dorset Dining Pub of the Year 2011 by the Good Pub Guide. We have eight en-suite bedrooms, four in the old skittle alley and the remainder upstairs above the pub. The rooms have been individually created by interior designer Chrissy Potter to make your stay feel that bit more special.

From £78.75/room per night
Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN
At a Glance: Historic

Welcome to The Half Moon in the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne with its Abbey and Castle, an ideal base for discovering Hardy's Wessex. Food is served all day, including sandwiches and snacks as well as hearty pub meals. There are also 13 comfortable en-suite rooms.

From £84/room per night
Tarrant Monkton, Nr Blandford Forum DT11 8RX
At a Glance: Historic, Pet Friendly

This lovely 17th century thatched inn is peacefully set in the small thatched hamlet of Tarrant Monkton in the Tarrant Valley, surrounded by some of the most spectacular countryside in Dorset. A free house, the inn is renowned for its excellent food and offers a wide variety of interesting homemade dishes, including vegetarian meals, at value for money prices. The accommodation includes six guest rooms set around an attractive courtyard plus four rooms in the beautiful neighbouring cottage, Taddlestones.

From £90/room per night