Visit Dorset

Known for its Jurassic Coast, rolling green hills, fabulous beaches and bays, Dorset is a beautiful county in southwest England. A county of exploration, there are numerous towns including the seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth, Poole and the county town of Dorchester.

Dorset is a great holiday destination, with its warm summers and mild winters. It is a wonderful place for outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers. Thrill seeking activities such as abseiling, kite surfing and coasteering means that you’ll never be short of things to do in the coastal county.

For those looking to relax and rejuvenate, there are lots of sandy beaches to choose from, together with miles of luscious landscape, which has been labelled as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). So if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, you can be sure your time in Dorset will help you recharge.

Visitors can experience good quality food and drink from a range of traditional pubs and eateries scattered around quaint country villages, coastal towns and harbours. Dorset prides itself on its locally sourced food and drink, which means you can guarantee scrumptious fresh food during your stay. Local specialities include Portland Lamb, Dorset Apple Cake, Portland Pudding and Blue Vinney cheese.

We have a great selection of boutique pubs with rooms and traditional-style inns in Dorset. Staying in a pub is a fantastic way to try delicious home cooked pub grub, explore the local villages and even meet the locals!

For inspiration on where to stay in Dorset, browse through our recommended Pubs and Inns below. Alternatively, for more information on Dorset, visit our Things to Do page.

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Our Recommended Pubs & Inns