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Dining Out

Dorset's reputation for delicious places to eat grows year by year, with a number of excellent inns and restaurants serving delicious local food nearby.

Pubs serving excellent food:

The Acorn Inn, Evershot - 3 miles  :    01935 83228
Good food, served in the restaurant or bar,  with bar meals also available.

The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicholas - 7 miles  :    01300 341303
Well cooked food in a country pub.   Wide range of choices and friendly hosts.    Booking essential.

The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole. - 7 miles :    01935 872337
Village pub serving good food. Scrubbed pine and Farrow and Ball colours.

The Half Moon Inn, Melplash - 10 miles  :   01308 488321
Excellent menu using local seasonal produce.   Pub atmosphere with good service.   Booking a good idea.

The New Inn, Cerne Abbas - 9 miles   :    01300 341274
Well presented good food, informal atmosphere, and some traditional pub grub.

by the coast

Rachels at West Bay - Brilliant outdoor cafe serving ultra fresh scallops, fish, crab, and related dishes, fish and chips. Lunches only 12noon - 4pm approx.  No bookings.

The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock - serves fresh crab, fish and other goodies - open lunch times and early evening at weekends

Crab Shack near Portland -  serves wonderful fish, crab and seafood - great for lunches or early evening, as you can sit outside

Wonderful Restaurants within easy driving distance:

Brassica, Beaminster - 7 miles 01308 538100
New restaurant since October 2014. Serves good contemporary food. Friendly owners and good reports.   Booking essential.

Little Barwick House near Yeovil. - 7 miles 01935 423902
Excellent modern British food and lovely personal service from Emma

The Riverside, West Bay - 14 miles 01308 422011
Superb seafood restaurant with long established reputation.

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster - 21 miles 01297 631862
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, where there is also a deli. Friday (or Saturday) Nights at River Cottage are proving a huge success. Check their website for full details.

Hix Oyster House, Lyme Regis - 23 miles 01297 446910
Mark Hix grew up in Dorset, formerly of The Ivy and Caprice restaurants in London.

Summer Lodge Hotel, Evershot - 3 miles 01935 482000
Country house hotel with sophisticated restaurant and excellent wine list.

Best Local Pubs:

Fox Inn, Corscombe - 3 miles  :   01935 892381  -   Pretty thatched country pub offering a small balanced menu, informal friendly atmosphere. 

Fox and Hounds, Cattistock - 5 miles 01300 320444  -  Good honest pub food with beer on tap.

The New Inn, Stoke Abbott, near Beaminster - 10 miles :    01308 868333  -   Traditional pub with cosy and relaxed atmosphere.


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