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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 Duke of Wellington to your Itinerary

    Duke of Wellington

    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.
    Winner of the Golden Bridge Award July 2013.

  2. Add The Bankes Arms to your Itinerary

    The Bankes Arms

    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.

  3. Add The White Hart  to your Itinerary

    The White Hart

    Sherborne

    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 The Red Lion Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Red Lion Hotel

    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.

  5. Add The Orchard to your Itinerary

    The Orchard

    West Holme, WAREHAM

    The Orchard is set in a beautiful natural environment, with views to the Purbeck Hills. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and using locally sourced ingredients where possible. A range of local beer, cider and wine available.

  6. Add The Thimble Inn to your Itinerary

    The Thimble Inn

    Dorchester

    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.

  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 Black Bear Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Black Bear Hotel

    WAREHAM

    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.

    Open Christmas Day – bookings for dinner are required.

  9. 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...

  10. Add The Village Inn to your Itinerary

    The Village Inn

    SWANAGE

    Village Inn Bar and Restaurant is open all the year round to the general public and is available to all residents of the Ulwell Cottage Caravan and Campsite.

    In the winter get cosy by the log burner and in the summer enjoy a cool drink on our patio.
    Grab a light lunchtime snack from the Village...