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The Halfway Inn outside

The Halfway Inn

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...

The Halfway Inn outside

The Halfway Inn

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

Bankes Arms Hotel

Bankes Arms Hotel

A free house, offering a fine dining experience, all produced and freshly cooked,...

The Saxon Arms

The Saxon Arms

The Saxon Arms in Stratton is a village inn offering real ale, great pub food and a...

The Sandford Pub

The Sandford Pub

The Sandford is a family friendly Pub offering a great variety of freshly made food....

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 Greyhound Inn to your Itinerary

    The Greyhound Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    CORFE CASTLE

    A wonderful contemporary country pub under the ruins of Corfe Castle.

    The Greyhounds' unique location under the castle and overlooking the Swanage Railway is a firm favourite for visitors and foodies alike. Our trained rosette chef’s create daily seasonal fresh food dishes  offering guests a...

  2. Add The Sandford Pub to your Itinerary

    The Sandford Pub

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    Pub/Inn

    Sandford, WAREHAM

    The Sandford Pub is a great place for lunch or dinner when you visit The Purbecks.

    We are a friendly family pub with large car park, beer garden, pets’ corner and children’s play area.

    Great food served all day, seven days a week specialising in local, fresh food. We are proud to have a...

  3. Add Bankes Arms Hotel to your Itinerary

    Bankes Arms Hotel

    Type

    Restaurant

    CORFE CASTLE

    Following extensive renovation and refurbishment The Bankes Arms Hotel has reopened the Bar and Restaurant under new ownership and management.

    Now a free house, we offer a fine dining experience, all produced and freshly cooked, sourced locally, beautifully prepared by our Chef Massimo from...

  4. Add The Halfway Inn to your Itinerary

    The Halfway Inn

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    Pub/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...

  5. Add The Thimble Inn to your Itinerary

    The Thimble Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    Dorchester

    Surrounded by far-reaching  views of the Piddle Valley, the Thimble Inn is located in the beautiful village of Piddlehinton, Dorchester. This centuries old thatched pub is a real ‘chocolate box’ venue with overflowing hanging baskets in the summer and roaring log fires in the winter. The pub...

  6. Add The Saxon Arms to your Itinerary

    The Saxon Arms

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    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...

  7. Add The Greyhound Inn to your Itinerary

    The Greyhound Inn

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Dorchester

    The Greyhound Inn offers a pub, restaurant and six bed and breakfast rooms in the heart of Sydling St Nicholas. This beautiful village is surrounded by countryside and history, with friendly locals and welcoming staff awaiting your visit.

    Our restaurant offers daily changing specials where you...

  8. Add Frampton Arms to your Itinerary

    Frampton Arms

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Moreton, DORCHESTER

    Welcome to the Frampton Arms. A traditional family pub.

    Our two restaurants have a relaxed and informal atmosphere. At night, the candlelit rooms provide a perfect setting for your dinner party.

    We place an emphasis on good food and wine and also offer a superb range of beers and lagers.

  9. Add The Bankes Arms to your Itinerary

    The Bankes Arms

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    STUDLAND

    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 Rose and Crown to your Itinerary

    Rose and Crown

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    LYTCHETT MATRAVERS

    Good beer and home-made food, plus real ales and live entertainment.

  11. Add The Red Lion Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Red Lion Hotel

    Type

    Restaurant

    WAREHAM

    The Red Lion is a friendly pub hotel in the heart of Wareham.

    We have a restaurant, relaxed snug eating area, bar and quiet courtyard. Family and dog friendly. We cater for all, from lovely coffee to three course meals. We strive for professional standards with a friendly atmosphere.

  12. Add The Kings Arms to your Itinerary

    The Kings Arms

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    Pub/Inn

    Wareham

    The Kings Arms is a historic inn set at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and an inn has stood at this site for 400 years. Today, this beautiful thatched building serves pub food in a tempting mix of modern and traditional dishes created by an experienced team of chefs. The pub is the hub of the...

  13. Add The Black Bear Inn to your Itinerary

    The Black Bear Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    WOOL

    Situated a short distance from Dorchester, Weymouth and Poole, and a stones throw from Monkey World, Tank Museum and the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

    We serve Hall and Woodhouse beers from Blandford Forum and have two separate food areas where you can enjoy our homemade meals in...

  14. Add Duke of Wellington to your Itinerary

    Duke of Wellington

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    Pub/Inn

    WAREHAM

    An award winning pub with award winning ales – we have 6 real ales available.

    Tasty home-made food with extensive menu and a friendly pub atmosphere with log fire in winter. We have a beer garden and large public car park at rear. Booking is advisable at peak times.

  15. Add The Silent Woman Inn to your Itinerary

    The Silent Woman Inn

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    Pub/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...

  16. Add The New Inn to your Itinerary

    The New Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    CHURCH KNOWLE, Corfe Castle

    16th Century stone and thatched inn in picturesque village overlooking the Purbeck hills. 1.5 miles from Corfe Castle. AA Fish Award and in all the good food guides.

    Acclaimed speciality fish cuisine in comfortable historic surroundings.

    Open from 11am until 3pm, and 6pm until 11pm.

  17. Add The Mariners to your Itinerary

    The Mariners

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    Restaurant

    LYME REGIS

    The Mariners is a 17th Century Coaching Inn, tastefully decorated with contemporary features but maintaining its period charm. We have 14 ensuite rooms, many with inspiring sea views. We also have an AA rosette accredited restaurant, seperate bar and lounge and beautiful manicured gardens with...

  18. Add The Kings Arms to your Itinerary

    The Kings Arms

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Longham, Ferndown

    The Kings Arms Longham is a very popular inn offering excellent food (winner of the Dorset Dining Pub of the Year 2012). Our commitment is to serve high quality food prepared by our award winning chefs who work closely with local suppliers sourcing regional British produce where possible. To...