8. 6 on ground floor.
all year except 23 Dec–18 Jan.
lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden with outdoor seating.
‘easy listening’ in lounge in evening..
all ages welcomed, no under-12s in restaurant after 8 pm.
allowed in bedrooms, lounge, not in restaurant.
per room B&B £75–£99, D,B&B £99–£165. A la carte £39.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Surrounded by woodland and fields in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex, Jamie and Ariane Jones’s ‘olde-worlde’ thatched hotel offers ‘a charming and very comfortable stay’. On a visit this year, Guide regulars found the hosts ‘warm and welcoming’, their service ‘personal and friendly’. Jamie Jones’s ‘quite outstanding’ classical French dinners, perhaps mustard- and herb-crusted cannon of Tolpuddle lamb, almond potato, spring cabbage, tarragon sauce; pan-fried fillet of Dorset sea bass, crushed new potato, fresh peas, lemon butter sauce, are served amid stone walls, inglenooks and oak-beamed ceilings. Breakfast included fresh croissants, home-made lemon curd and a ‘good range of cooked options including Bridport kippers’. Some might find the decor ‘a little folksy’, and in 2018 readers reported a night-storage heater left their room ‘like an oven’ in late afternoon, while a fan heater made for a ‘very chilly’ bathroom in the morning. Overall, however, praise for the ‘clean and tidy country-style’ bedroom with ‘lots of spare bedding, still and sparkling water, a long shoehorn (bliss), excellent coffee and home-made brownies’. ‘We would certainly return.’ (Lindsay Hunt and John Fisher, Peter Anderson, SR, and others)
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide