Guidelet: Best Pubs in Dorset

A travel guide to Dorset, United Kingdom | Target Market: couples, adults, families | A travel guide by: Rachael

Dorset has lots of country pubs which are ideal for lunch after a walk. Here are just a few of the pubs to try when you are in Dorset.
Best Pubs in Dorset", a travel guide to Dorset, United Kingdom

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Square & Compass

Why visit:

Close to the South West Coastal Footpath, simple surroundings and the fossil museum

a day,free,just show up option


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Square & Compass, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The George, Westbay

Why visit:

Good meals, and right on the harbour

a day,lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option


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The George, Westbay, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Swan Inn Abbotsbury

Why visit:

Lovely pub near Abbotsbury Swannery

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option


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Swan Inn Abbotsbury, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Anvil Inn

Why visit:

Historic thatched inn with local beer and good food.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,check site first option


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The Anvil Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

True Lovers Knot Hotel

Why visit:

Great name, perfect for a romantic meal, and good food.

a dinner,night,varies,check site first option
at Tarrant Keyneston


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True Lovers Knot Hotel, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Martyrs Inn

Why visit:

Traditional pub with good food outside Dorchester

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 49 Main Road


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The Martyrs Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Hambro Arms

Why visit:

Located in Milton Abbas this pub is run by the locals. Check out the history of the thatched cottages and walk off your lunch by strolling down to Milton Abbey.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 49 Main Road


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Hambro Arms, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Inn At Cranborne

Why visit:

A lovely pub on Cranborne Chase with connections to the war poet Rupert Brooke.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 49 Main Road


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The Inn At Cranborne, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

SMUGGLERS INN

Why visit:

Walk along the coast from beautiful Ringstead Bay. Enjoy a lunch and drink or two in the garden.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at Osmington Mills


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SMUGGLERS INN, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Fox Inn

Why visit:

A good country pub worth the journey for the views.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Hartfoot Lane


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The Fox Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Piddle Inn

Why visit:

Named after the local river, the Piddle Inn is the perfect place to get a pint of locally brewed Dorset Piddle Beer.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Piddletrenthide


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Piddle Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Brace of Pheasants Hotel Dorchester

Why visit:

A 16th century thatched pub in beautiful countryside surroundings.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Plush


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Brace of Pheasants Hotel Dorchester, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Poachers Inn Dorchester

Why visit:

Lovely pub with local Piddle Beer in a delightful village.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Piddletrenthide Dorchester


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The Poachers Inn Dorchester, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The New Inn

Why visit:

Lovely village with a famous giant.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,free,just show up option
at 14 Long St


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The New Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Ropemakers

Why visit:

A historic pub with live music.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 36 West St


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The Ropemakers, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Langton Arms Inn

Why visit:

A thatched pub with great local beers and food.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Tarrant Monkton


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The Langton Arms Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Three Horseshoes Inn

Why visit:

Great food and live music in a beautiful Dorset village.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Powerstock


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Three Horseshoes Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Acorn Inn

Why visit:

A historic pub with links to Thomas Hardy.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 28 Fore Street


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The Acorn Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Castle Inn

Why visit:

Thatched pub with stunning coastal scenery.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 28 Fore Street


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The Castle Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Cove House Inn

Why visit:

Right on the coast and a great place to get a pint of beer.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 91 Chiswell


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The Cove House Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

George Inn

Why visit:

A welcoming pub with good food and local beer.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Main St


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George Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

Gaggle of Geese

Why visit:

A great country pub. Find good food and beer here.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Main St


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Gaggle of Geese, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Silent Woman Inn

Why visit:

A pub in historic Wareham with a beer garden.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at Main St


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The Silent Woman Inn, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

The Boot

Why visit:

This old pub dates from 1346 and is said to be haunted.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at High West Street


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The Boot, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

White Horse

Why visit:

A traditional pub by the sea.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 11 High St.


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White Horse, a tour attraction in Dorset, United Kingdom

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