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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located within minutes walk from the beach and only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth, the Cottonwood with its panoramic views over the bay is perfectly located for those visiting the area. Enjoy the views whilst soaking up the sun from the Bar and Terrace or experience elegant fine dining in The Garden Restaurant with dishes using local and fresh ingredients. Ask about the Chocolate Buffet!
Fancy a bit of pampering? The onsite Beauty Essence offers a number of beauty treatments, and if visiting in those summer months, why not check out the outdoor pool!
In the centre of the Saxon walled market town of Wareham is The Red Lion Inn. The 12 bedrooms have all been refurbished to a high quality and each room has its own character and design with Egyptian cotten bedding and flat screen tvs. This traditional inn offers dining for all, with traditional classics and options for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.
Wareham stands on the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast and Corfe Castle is only around 4 miles from the Inn!
The Minster Arms offers luxury accommodation featuring Victorian style bathrooms in 10 newly refurbished rooms alongside a onsite restaurant that offers rustic and honest food using British produce prepared on site every day. Set in Wimborne, an old market town known for its charm and history.
Set in a former 18th century cider house, The Queens Arms is set just 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Sherborne. With a rich history, Sherborne is home to Sherborne Abbey, the ruins of a 12th century palace and a 16th century mansions along with many medieval and Georgian buildings built in the local ham stone. The Queen Arms has been awarded a 5 Silver Star Inn by the AA for a superior level of quality, hospitality, service and cleanliness and boasts 2AA Rosettes for food.
Looking out over the statue of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother this palatial building offers 20 stylish and luxurious bedromms each decorated with an equisite attention to detail. The Inn has been styled to the Georgian-era with luxurious extras including Sealy mattresses (the same as used in the White House!) and smart TVs. Over the first two floors, you have the choice between the Pantry and Bar - a more casual dining, and the Dining Room - offering simple and classic British food.
Situated in Poundbury, only a few miles from the center of Dorchester and only 3 miles from the famous Maiden Castle, one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Europe.
Beginning its life as a Georgian home, The Stapleton Arms is now a stylish country pub located on the edge of Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset village of Buckhorn Weston. This welcoming inn offers a menu that is full of fresh and local produce that reflects the season, The Stapleton Arms itself describles it as 'laid back simplicity meets delicious decadence', alongside accommodation in 4 individually designed bedrooms, each with unique touches.
The Fiddleford Inn offers modern and spacious accommodation alongside traditional and honest pub grub set in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Perfectly located to those visiting Poole, Bournemouth or Weymouth.