Pubs & Inns in Dorset

What could be better than staying at a pub or inn? Filled with history, cosy log fires, oak beams, and a welcoming, cheery ambience, make sure you choose one of Dorset’s watering holes for your next holiday.

Staying at one of our pubs is a great way to soak up the local atmosphere and enjoy a little piece of the area's cultural heritage. And not forgetting their tasty menus and local wine, beers and ciders.

Not your ordinary village pub

A welcoming and traditional feature of the landscape for travellers over the centuries, Dorset pubs provide a wonderful stay for those looking for accommodation full of character and history.

You could be staying at a pub where Beatrix Potter was inspired to write “The Tale of Little Pig Robinson”, an inn with centuries of history within its walls or even a secret smuggling haunt.

If you’re looking for something really unique, you’ll find it here in Dorset. Well, where else in the country can you taste the authentic flavours of the Caribbean under a thatched roof of a hostelry dating back to the 14th Century?!

Everything you need for a perfect break

Although many Dorset inns have retained their ancient features, we know that in today’s world, a little touch of modern doesn’t go a miss.

That’s why you’ll find some pubs and inns in Dorset that are refurbished to the highest of standards with boutique bedrooms, fine dining and even swimming pools.

But, aside from this, we all know the very best part of staying at an inn is the short journey from the bar to your room at the end of a wonderful night enjoyed sampling the local ales and sumptuous cuisine!

Your dream stay is just a click away

A pub or inn accommodation in Dorset provides a perfect base for exploring the county’s picturesque towns and villages - put your feet up with a pint by the fire, or enjoy sweeping country views from a glorious beer garden.

If this sounds like the holiday for you, don’t hesitate, book now!

You can also check our special offers sections for the latest discounts available.

Many of our pubs in Dorset have signed up to offer online booking with Visit Dorset. Booking your accommodation via our website directly supports future tourism promotion for Dorset, meaning we can continue to promote the county we love!

HighlightedPubs and Inns

Brace of Pheasants

Nestled in the Plush Valley just off the Wessex Ridgeway, The Brace is the quintessential Old English thatched country pub. The perfect location to enjoy a break away from it all.  The village is...

The Grosvenor Arms

The Grosvenor Arms is a gorgeous coaching-inn with 16 high-end boutique bedrooms in the heart of Shaftesbury. With a show-stopping Georgian frontage, contemporary rustic design, and fabulous seasonal...

The Saxon Inn

A quintessentially English Inn hidden in the village of Child Okeford, Dorset. The Saxon Inn is the perfect place to stay, whether you are visiting for business of leisure. Nestled in the heart of the...

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