We stayed here a few weeks ago on trip to Dorset for another reason. It is certainly in the sticks - the approach road is narrow and would be no fun in a small car and bad weather/road conditions. However, most of the staying guests had 4X4s (Porsche, Merc, Audi...) when we were there, and the locals in the bar were clearly ambulatory. It is the location in an attractive pretty 'dead-end' valley. That is part of the attraction, of course, and one is in no doubt that this is the real 'country' - pretty, quiet, muddy, slow internet... all the usual positives and negatives.
The pub is very jolly - full of locals at weekends, and the food is good value and well prepared - up-market pub-grub certainly - nothing pretentious - but all with local produce and of excellent quality.
Rooms are newly refurbished, with a dangerously deep bath/shower that uses up all the available water - rather fun, if slightly wasteful... Beds/blackout, cosmetics - all fine.
If you are looking for a quiet pub in the country to stay in for a few days - with nice staff, comfortable rooms, and first-rate food and beer... this is it!
Will certainly try to visit again if down there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carol and Phil Bennett welcome you to our 16th-century thatched inn located in the heart of Hardy's Dorset. We have converted the old skittle alley and function room into four comfortable and stylish bedrooms. After a good night's sleep, you will be set up for the day with a cooked breakfast to your liking. Local ales tapped from the cask, wines by the glass and delicious food. ... more less
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