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Traditional village pub in Dorset

Traditional village pub in Dorset

Pubs in Dorset

There’s a rich tradition of eating and drinking well in Dorset and the delightful Dorset countryside is bursting with traditional inns and family friendly pubs where you can sample Dorset’s famous local produce.

Imagine lunch in the sunshine and supper in the fading glow of a sunset, freshly caught crab baguettes washed down with specialist scrumpy and rural gastropubs with breathtaking views where you can laugh with friends whilst cooking your own locally reared steak just how you like it..

A delicious destination all year round

In the summer months, pubs in Dorset come alive with the buzzing sound of families dining al fresco on warm, hazy summer’s evenings.

On a beautiful day, experience the joy of journeying through the winding lanes to a country pub where you can enjoy a heavenly Ploughman’s lunch served with crumbly Blue Vinney Cheese.

In the winter, the pubs in Dorset are even more atmospheric! Cosy up by a roaring log fire, join in the local banter and enjoy the rich flavours of the season.

Dine by candlelight on rustic oak tables as you treat your tastebuds to the likes of West Country farmed beef and homemade Dorset apple pie. Scrumptious!

Award-winning Dorset pubs

For discerning drinkers and diners, Dorset is a county full of temptation. Serviced by a host of microbreweries, artisan cider producers, organic farms and first class foragers, Dorset pubs offer a unique food & drink experience.

Dorset is justifiably famous for the quality of its produce and the county’s pubs and inns boast awards ranging from Taste of the West, the Good Pub Guide, Michelin Guide and TripAdvisor.

So whether you want to relax with a glass of fine vintage wine at one of Dorset’s contemporary harbour-side establishments or savour the ambience in a trendy gastro-pub, the choice is yours. We welcome you to come and experience a taste of Dorset.

From sensational food to outstanding accommodation

When you’re eating like a king, you’ll want to live like a king too and in Dorset, there’s plenty of accommodation that will impress you just as much as our wonderful produce.

Click below to browse hotels, guest houses, holiday parks and cottages and don’t forget to mention this website when making your booking:

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  1. Add The Acorn Inn to your Itinerary

    The Acorn Inn


    An AA Rosette restaurant serving a creative menu of fresh produce and fine wines. Two bars offering great ales, hearty meals and superb service.

  2. Add The Thimble Inn to your Itinerary

    The Thimble Inn


    The Thimble is a beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of the Piddle Valley. serving great home cooked food and offering a selection of real ales and wines. Open fires. Large beer garden with streams running through. Very family friendly. Dogs allowed. Popular Sunday lunch.

  3. Add The White Hart  to your Itinerary

    The White Hart


    Grade II listed 17th Century Inn nestled in the Dorset countryside. We are a fine dining restaurant using the best local produce. We aim for the highest standards in our loving prepared dishes, our wines and ales, customer service and value for money.

  4. Add Moby Dick's to your Itinerary

    Moby Dick's


    Moby Dick's Pub and Eating Place was founded in Weymouth, Dorset on April Fools Day 2009!

    Driven by the desire to recreate the great British institution of Fish and chips by the seaside, it became our challenge to provide just that, for you our customers.

    On a recent trip to New England, the...

  5. Add The New Inn to your Itinerary

    The New Inn


    The New Inn is a traditional village pub and beer garden run by the local community.

    We offer a warm welcome with open fire, top quality food and drink (including Cask Marque ales) and a real community feel. In our restaurant we offer home-cooked traditional English food.

  6. Add The Stable on the Quay to your Itinerary

    The Stable on the Quay


    Serving a vast selection of unique ciders, from single variety specials to proper local brews, wine by the carafe and a mouth watering range of home-made Dorset pizzas and pies, it’s a totally new concept that brings the best of the West Country to the table.

    The Stable on the Quay, opened...

  7. Add The Saxon Arms to your Itinerary

    The Saxon Arms

    Stratton, Dorchester

    The Saxon Arms in Stratton is a village inn offering real ale, great pub food and a hearty welcome. The pub's daily-changing specials often include mixed meat platters, pork medallions and Creedy Farm duck breast. You'll also find fresh, local fish selections of hand dived Portland scallops, king...

  8. Add The Silent Woman Inn to your Itinerary

    The Silent Woman Inn



    Coldharbour, WAREHAM

    A traditional Inn with traditional values. Run by the same, award winning licensees for over ten years. Superb, freshly cooked to order food. Full table service. Special diets catered for. Local real ales and fine wines. Peaceful, adult environment inside. Beautiful, award winning gardens. Dog...

  9. Add The Bankes Arms to your Itinerary

    The Bankes Arms




    The Bankes Arms at Studland is an old smuggler’s haunt nestled in the Purbeck Hills, with fine views of the sea. The pub is minutes from the beach and nearby cliff top walks to the famous Old Harry Rocks.

  10. Add The Halfway Inn to your Itinerary

    The Halfway Inn



    Norden, WAREHAM

    The Halfway Inn is a beautiful and historic pub and is perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner.

    Situated in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck at the gateway to Swanage and Studland beach, the Halfway is convenient for the historic village of Corfe Castle, and the market town of Wareham. There is a...