The Forester, Donhead St Andrew
Beautiful pub in a lovely village serving wonderful food. Booking definitely required!
The Compasses, Lower Chicksgrove
Super cosy ‘oldy worldy’ 14th Century pub serving excellent food! Probably about a 25 minute drive.
The Stapleton Arms, Buckhorn Western
About 15 minutes drive. Stylishly unstuffy serving great food. Very child friendly too.
The Museum, Farnham
Probably about 25 minutes drive but really lovely… voted Dorset's Favourite Pub.
The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford
A stylishly traditional pub set on the edge of the beautiful Fonthill Estate just outside Tisbury. Recently re-opened after a major refurbishment and well worth a visit.
The Anchor Inn, Shapwick
Just down the road from Kingston Lacy & Badbury Rings. Small, quiet and cosy with great food and atmosphere.
Not forgetting of course the village pub, The Coppleridge Inn which is a mile's walk up the hill (via road or cross country). Perfect for anything from a lazy afternoon's drink, knock around the tennis court, to Sunday roast with all the trimmings.
The Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock (DT6 4RF)
The best seafood café on the beach in Dorset!
The Hotel Grosvenor, Shaftesbury (SP7 8JA)
Newly refurbished boutique hotel with bar and restaurant (with Michelin star chef) open to the public.
The Lamb Inn, Hindon (SP3 6DP)
A famous Boisdale Restaurant.
The Bath Arms, Horningsham (BA12 7LY)
A stylish & quirky boutique hotel on the edge of the Longleat Estate.
Pythouse Kitchen Garden Shop & Cafe (SP3 6PA)
If you fancy afternoon tea, a cup of coffee or even lunch then why not try this beautiful 18th-century walled kitchen garden. The perfect destination to relax, eat and shop. You can enjoy strolling around the garden, which was recently named 'a special place' by the Weekend Telegraph, or you can relax and unwind in the café either sitting in the garden under the apple trees or on the terrace enjoying the views.