Marquis of Lorne is nestled in the beautiful hills of Nettlecombe. This award winning pub is home to 7 comfortable bedrooms.
The comfortable, bustling main bar has a log fire, mahogany panelling, old prints and photographs and neatly matching chairs and tables. Two dining areas lead off, the smaller of which has another log fire. The wooden-floored snug has board games, table skittles and background music, and they keep Palmers Copper, Dorset Gold and IPA on handpump, with ten wines by the glass from a decent list. The big mature garden really comes into its own in warm weather with its pretty herbaceous borders, picnic-sets under apple trees and a rustic-style play area.
Good quality food includes sandwiches, chicken and duck liver pâté with spiced pears, tiger prawns in coriander and chilli tempura, home-baked mustard and brown sugar-baked ham with free-range eggs and piccalilli, aubergine filled with tomato, spinach and onion and glazed with goats cheese, venison and rosemary burger with toppings, house slaw and fries, lambs liver, bacon and mustard with battered onions and creamed mash, haddock and salmon fishcake on lemon cream topped with a poached egg and crispy spinach, and puddings.
All of their 7 bedrooms have been recently refurbished and are all fitted with en-suite bathrooms. They boast one four-poster room with views across Eggerdon Hill, five doubles and one twin. All rooms are non-smoking with free-view TVs, tea & coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and complimentary WiFi. All prices include a delicious breakfast.