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.

Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LF (Google map) 4.8/5

The Acorn Inn, Evershot

28 Fore Street, Evershot, DT2 0JW (Google map) 4.7/5

The Sailor’s Return, Chaldon Herring

Chaldon Herring, Dorchester DT2 8DN (Google map) 4.7/5

The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton

14 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester, DT2 7TD (Google map) 4.7/5

The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicholas

26A High Street, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, DT2 9PD (Google map) 4.5/5

Anchor Inn, Seatown

Seatown, Bridport, DT6 6JU (Google map) 4.5/5

The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock

Mill Street, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4QZ (Google map) 4.7/5

The Brewers Arms, Dorchester

Burnside, Martinstown, Dorchester DT2 9LB (Google map) 4.7/5

The Royal Oak, Cerne Abbas

23 Long St, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JG (Google map) 4.4/5

The Bankes Arms, Studland

Manor Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AU (Google map) 4.0/5

The Scott Arms, Kingston

West Street, Kingston, Wareham, BH20 5LH (Google map) 4.2/5

The Ship Inn, West Stour

A30, West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP (Google map) 4.7/5

The Castle Inn, Lulworth

8 Main Rod, West Lulworth, BH20 5RN (Google map) 4.3/5

The Golden Fox, Sturminster Marshall

Blandford Rd, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne BH21 4AQ (Google map) 4.8/5
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The Old Inn, Holt

Holt Lane, Holt, BH21 7DJ (Google map) 4.6/5

The Anchor Inn, Shapwick

West Street, Shapwick, Blandford Forum DT11 9LB (Google map) 4.6/5

The Baker Arms, Child Okeford

The Cross, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum DT11 8ED (Google map) 4.6/5

The Marquis of Lorne Inn, Nettlecombe

Nettlecombe, Bridport DT6 3SY (Google map) 4.7/5

The Smugglers Inn, Osmington

Osmington Mills, Weymouth DT3 6HF (Google map) 4.4/5

Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum DT11 8RX (Google map) 4.5/5

Castle Inn, Corfe Castle

63 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5EE (Google map) 4.6/5

The Inn at Cranborne (Fleur de Lys Inn)

5 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, BH21 5PP (Google map) 4.2/5

The Black Swan Inn, Swanage

159 High St, Swanage BH19 2NE (Google map) 4.6/5

The Olive Branch, Wimborne Minster

6 East Borough, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1PF (Google map) 4.1/5

The Fox Inn, Corfe Castle

8 West St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5HD (Google map) 4.4/5

The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole

Chetnole, Sherborne DT9 6NU (Google map) 4.6/5

The Rose and Crown Inn, Trent, Sherborne

Sherborne DT9 4SL (Google map) 4.4/5

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