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There’s a rich tradition of eating and drinking well in Dorset and the delightful coast and 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 your locally reared steak is being cooked just how you like it.
In the summer months, pubs in Dorset come alive with the buzzing sound of families and friends 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 Dorset 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!
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.
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.
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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.
A free house, offering a fine dining experience, all produced and freshly cooked, sourced locally.
Your hosts Chris and Carol, and our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.
The Coast Restaurant with commanding views across Swanage Bay, offers fine dining with exciting and innovative cuisine, using fresh local produce where possible.
We are open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner or Afternoon Tea.
The Saxon Arms in Stratton is a village inn offering real ale, great pub food and a hearty welcome.
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.
The Halfway Inn is a beautiful and historic pub and is perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner.
Historic country Inn, overlooking Corfe Castle. Annual beer and cider festivals.Fresh seasonal food sourced as close to home as we can get!
The Sandford is a family friendly Pub offering a great variety of freshly made food. It’s got a large car park, beer garden, children’s play area and pets’ corner.
Good beer and home-made food, plus real ales and live entertainment.
Open every day.
Every Thursday night we serve fish and chips, which is eat-in or takeaway.
Evening menu available Friday and Saturdays from June to September.
From October to end of June we offer Sunday Roasts featuring our own farm meat.
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Whether you visit the Model Village or not, enjoy our 17th Century courtyard setting for home made cream teas, lunches and full English breakfasts. We have a variety of Gluten free options and use lots of local produce too.
The Anglebury Restaurant offers freshly cooked food with a varied A la Carte menu which is complemented with a fine worldwide selection of wines, spirits, liqueurs and beers.
By the Bay is a family bistro on the beach delivering great food, good service and value for money in a friendly and informal environment.
The Priory offers accomplished menus, excellent wines, and professional service. A subtle blend of classic and modern dishes, using locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce.
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.
Fortes Cafe Tratt is open during the day for coffee, drinks, snacks, breakfasts and lunches.
La Trattoria is open evenings for atmospheric dining a la carte or fixed price menu.
Traditional home cooked food for adults and children. Everything from coffee to roasts. Baby food, highchairs and microwave are all available. Everything cooked fresh.
A traditional Inn with traditional values. Run by the same, award winning licensees for over ten yearrs. Superb, freshly cooked to order food. Peaceful, adult environment inside with beautfiul gardens. Local real ales and fine wines.
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.
An award winning pub with award winning ales.
Tasty home-made food with extensive menu and a friendly pub atmosphere with log fire for winter and beer garden for summer.