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The Acorn Inn
Built in the 16th century from the honey coloured local stone this old coaching inn still retains its original historical character and charm. Thomas Hardy mentions it as 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and the style, with its old beams, low ceilings, oak panelling, flagstone floors and roaring open fires is little changed from his era.
The ten comfortable en-suite bedrooms, named after places in Hardy’s novels, provide the most modern creature comforts, but with traditional fabrics and furnishings in keeping with the period.
The Acorn Inn, thanks to the votes of satisfied customers, has been a finalist in the Taste of Dorset Awards 2010, 2011 and 2012 for ‘Best Dining Pub’. It also recently received a full page rave review in Condé Nast Traveller, as well as the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph. It’s also named as one of Tom Chessyre’s ‘Top 6 British Inns’ and highly rated in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay’. Just because you’re on holiday, doesn’t mean your four legged friends should miss out!
Jill Barber, October 2020
Always welcoming, a safe and friendly port in a COVID storm.
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