Thinking of a traditional Dorset pub will likely bring up images of thatched rooves, wooden floors and glorious beer gardens and you wouldn’t be far wrong, but whether you are looking for a family-friendly pub, somewhere casual to stop for dinner or something in between, there are a whole host of pubs and inns across Dorset offering incredible locally sourced food and drink.Read More...
As you’d expect from a county that prides itself on local produce, Dorset’s pubs commonly serve a least a few local brews, including cider, ale and more as well as wines and spirits created right here in the county. You’ll also find a wealth of locally sourced food on the menus too, with everything from meat, seafood and veg. In addition, some of them hold awards for their food and drink options and even make a point of catering for those with special dietary requirements. Because of the quality of the produce and the dedication that pubs and inns have to serving it, the establishments here boast a range of recognised awards, including the Taste of the West, the Good Pub Guide, Michelin Stars and of course recommendations from TripAdvisor and CAMRA. Because the food is such top-quality, you will often find that pubs and inns here have talented and well-known head chefs, so do make sure to visit at least one while you’re in the region.
During the summer when the region’s weather gets warmer and more and more people flock to the area for the abundance of tourist attractions and food orientated events, the pubs and inns really do come alive. Full of family-friendly atmospheres during the day and fun for the adults in the evenings, you can’t go too far wrong with one of our pubs. Imagine spending a beautiful day experiencing the joys of the region and then stopping off at a pub/inn for a refreshing drink and some food. It doesn’t just stop in the winter, you can cosy up to a roaring fire and have some comforting, filling foods like stews, pies and roasts put together in the pub’s kitchen from ingredients sourced in the region.
Dorset has plenty of smaller artisan breweries and vineyards producing a number of bottles and brews that are well loved and can be found at the majority of the pubs and inns in the area. Pubs here will make sure that they serve at least one of the local drinks for you to try, so if you appreciate a decent cider or a fruity wine, we can point you in the right direction! Take a look at the choice of pubs and inns below.
Thinking of staying in Dorset for a few days? You can take a look at a few accommodation options here. There are plenty of things to do in the area too, plan your stay around the many events and if you want to make sure you taste as much local produce as possible, you can see a range of restaurants and cafes to visit here.