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Pubs in Dorset

If you’re after a land of contrast, then Dorset is for you! Dorset has captivated film and TV makers from all over the world, and consequently is a popular location for filming productions of all kinds.

Dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, lush countryside and charming villages blend perfectly to form a very special landscape.

Dorset’s coastline offers some of the finest sandy beaches to be found in England, backed by sweeping cliff walks and stunning backdrops. Backdrops such as the famous fossil-flecked cliffs along its Jurassic Coast, a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up. 

Drusilla's Inn, HortonDorset is frequently described as “The Best of Both Worlds”, for behind the varied coastline lies a county rich in archaeology, beautiful countryside that has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a history to be proud of. How many areas do you know that can boast a huge naked chalk giant, England's first Natural World Heritage Site and the largest hill fort in Europe?

The area owes much of its charm to snug little towns and villages – over 150 of them – tucked into tranquil spots and jammed with sandstone cottages, tempting tea rooms and lovely old coaching inns with comfortable accommodation. The delightful surrounding countryside is bursting with even more of Dorset's rural pubs where you can cosy up by a roaring log fire, join in the local banter, and enjoy great food and drink.

At Drusilla's Inn near Horton you can even stay in a shepherd's hut!

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The Stag on the River


In a quaint village setting perched on the banks of the River Wey, the Stag is a perfect example of the very best that a Great British Pub can offer.

The Stag on the River

Great Pubs in Dorset