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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.


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




    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...

  2. Add The Greyhound Inn to your Itinerary

    The Greyhound Inn




    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...

  3. 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...

  4. Add Rendezvous to your Itinerary





    Rendezvous is a fantastic 3-floor venue situated on Weymouth harbour with beautiful views and an outside seating area providing ample space for everyone and a great atmosphere.

    During the day the team offers great service, a wide selection of drinks and fantastic food so you can sit back,...

  5. Add The Martyrs Inn to your Itinerary

    The Martyrs Inn




    The Martyrs Inn is nestled in the peaceful and historical village of Tolpuddle, which is just outside the county town of Dorchester. A warm welcome awaits you with a cosy ambience and relaxed dining area. We offer excellent food using local ingredients and a range of real ales.

    We welcome...

  6. Add The Black Bear Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Black Bear Hotel




    Open all day, all year, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cosy local bars, an attractive beer garden, a TV lounge and a separate dining room which can be used for functions. Bookings for dinner are required.

  7. Add The Thimble Inn to your Itinerary

    The Thimble Inn




    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...

  8. Add The Sandford Pub to your Itinerary

    The Sandford Pub



    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 95%...

  9. 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...

  10. Add Bankes Arms Hotel to your Itinerary

    Bankes Arms Hotel




    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...