Best Pubs in Dorset

Listed below are the candidates for the Best Pubs in Dorset (in no particular order). I was planning on including a list of just 15 pubs but I struggled to keep it below 30 and could easily add 10 more. Dorset really is an excellent place if you love a good pint and a quality meal. These are just my personal favourites, ones I’d be happy to recommend to a close friend or family member visiting Dorset. There are bound to be a few excellent ones I’ve missed out or not had the chance to visit yet so I will try to keep the list updated when I discover a new one. The list is 100% independent and I have never accepted free meals, drinks or payments.

The Acorn Inn, Evershot

28 Fore Street, Evershot, DT2 0JW (Google map)

The Royal Oak, Cerne Abbas

23 Long St, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JG (Google map)

The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton

14 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester, DT2 7TD (Google map)

The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicholas

26A High Street, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, DT2 9PD (Google map)

Anchor Inn, Seatown

Seatown, Bridport, DT6 6JU (Google map)

The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock

Mill Street, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4QZ (Google map)

Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LF (Google map)

The Bankes Arms, Studland

Manor Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AU (Google map)

The Scott Arms, Kingston

West Street, Kingston, Wareham, BH20 5LH (Google map)

The Castle Inn, Lulworth

8 Main Rod, West Lulworth, BH20 5RN (Google map)

The Inn at Cranborne

5 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, BH21 5PP (Google map)

The Old Inn, Holt

Holt Lane, Holt, BH21 7DJ (Google map)

Drusilla’s Inn, Wimborne

The Anchor Inn, Shapwick

The Smugglers Inn, Osmington

Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

The Baker Arms, Child Okeford

The Brewers Arms, Dorchester

The Sailor’s Return, Chaldon Herring

The Golden Fox, Sturminster Marshall

Castle Inn, Corfe Castle

The Black Swan Inn, Swanage

The Ship Inn, West Stour

The Olive Branch, Wimborne Minster

The Fox Inn, Corfe Castle

The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole

The Marquis of Lorne Inn, Nettlecombe

The Rose and Crown Inn, Trent, Sherborne

Related Pages: Best Restaurants in Dorset / Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Dorset / Dorset Breweries / Dorset Food and Drink