Pubs & Bars in Dorset

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 breath taking views where you can laugh with friends whilst your locally reared steak is being cooked 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 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 taste buds 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.

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Coast Restaurant - Grand Hotel

The Coast Restaurant is fully air-conditioned with commanding views across Swanage Bay, offering fine dining with exciting and innovative cuisine, using fresh local produce where...

Key West Bar and Grill

Key West Bar & Restaurant is a relaxed, must-visit destination located at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier. This location provides some of the best panoramic sea and coast views in...

The Boat That Rocks

Marina-side Restaurant & Bar, 5-minute walk away from the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy with plenty of outdoor seating and fantastic views across the harbour - perfect for...

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 gateway to Swanage and Studland beach, the Halfway is...

The Saxon Arms

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...

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