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Best pubs in Dorset

With Dorset being one of the sunniest places in the UK, it is the perfect place to grab a pint or a bite to eat in a traditional pub. In this post, we highlight some of the best pubs to visit on your next holiday to Dorset.

1. The Shipp Inn, Christchurch

The Ship Inn - Best pub in christchurch - dorset


With live music every weekend and a secluded garden, this pub is amongst many people’s favourites in Christchurch. Located on the high street, this pub is a great place to head to after a day exploring the beautiful, historic town of Christchurch or after taking your dog for a walk along the coast.

The pub offers a variety of freshly cooked pub food and you can even reserve your very own locally caught lobster. They have a great selection of wine, perfect for a summer’s afternoon. Why not try a glass of their House Champagne whilst enjoying the sun in the garden?

Address: 48 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BN
Contact: 01202 474799;

2. The White Hart, Sherborne

The white hart - Best pub in sherborne - dorset


The White Hart is regarded as one of the best pubs to head to in Sherborne. this traditional pub is bursting with character and boasts original wooden beams and floors. Offering a range of Badger ales, produced by the local Hall & Woodhouse brewery who have been established in Dorset since 1777. The White Hart is a great pub to head to after a day of exploring Sherborne or enjoying a stroll along the River Yeo.

Address: 2 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3PX
Contact: 01935 817668;

3. The Old Granary, Wareham

The Old Granary - Best pub in Wareham - dorset


Set on the banks of the River Frome, The Old Granary is arguably the most beautiful pub Wareham and certainly worth a visit on a sunny afternoon. Owned by the local brewery Hall & Woodhouse, this former grain house and Grade II listed building offers a combination of traditional features and contemporary furnishings. With exposed beams, wood burners and modern glass doors that let in an abundance of light, this pub is a great place to unwind and relax after a day exploring all that Wareham has to offer.

Address: The Quay, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4LP
Contact: 01929 552 010;

4. The Black Bear, Wool

The Black Bear - Best pub in Wool - dorset


Located in the oldest part of Wool, this 19th-century pub is a great place to visit if you want to relax and unwind. They offer a selection of guest ales on tap and a great menu of home-cooked pub grub. The Black Bear has a newly refurbished beer garden, perfect for a refreshing pint in the sun after a day’s adventure in the surrounding countryside or after visiting the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Address: Black Bear, High Street, Wool, BH20 6BP
Contact: 01929405541;

Feeling inspired to visit Dorset and the Jurassic Coast? Take a look at our great selection of Dorset Cottages.

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