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Dorset (page 6) 
Pub accommodation in & around the towns of ~
The different coloured markers denote the different towns that pubs are listed under.   

Gillingham
Gillingham (East Stour Common) (3 miles south of Gillingham)
The Kings Arms Inn
East Stour Common Gillingham SP8 5NB
Tel:01747 838325
http ://www.kingsarmseaststour.com
3 Rooms en-suite reasonable prices.
Family run 18thC Country Inn with a strangely Scottish theme. Specializes in the food area with up to 5 chefs. Located just off the A30 south of Gillingham.
On site Parking Dining Area or Restaurant Bar food served Real Ale Served Garden or Outside Area.
Last update sept13 ............. CLICK HERE - for the Map
Gillingham (West Stour) (3.5 miles south of Gillingham)
The Ship Inn & Hotel
West Stour, Gillingham, SP8 5RP
Tel:01747 838640
http://www.shipinn-dorset.com/ 
5 En-suite Rooms
Family run traditional country pub, lots of wood and natural stone. Popular with locals and visitors alike. On the A30 close to the centre of West Stour.
On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGarden or Outside Area.Free Wifi ConnectionEvents or Entertainment NightsGood Beer guideReal Ale Award
Last update jun16 ......   This STREET-MAP shows the pub's location.  
Gillingham (Bourton) (3.5 miles north of Gillingham) 
The White Lion Inn
High Street Bourton, Gillingham, SP8 5AT
Tel:01747 840866
http://www.whitelionbourton.co.uk/ 
3 En-suite Rooms reasonable prices
Family run traditional Village Pub, being in cider country it has some fine ciders. The rooms have a cottagey feel but have all modern facilities. Just off the A303.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGarden or Outside Area.Free Wifi ConnectionMusic Nights Disco etc

Last update mar14 ....... CLICK HERE - for the Map
Gillingham (Buckhorn Weston) (4 miles west of Gillingham)
The Stapleton Arms
Church Hill, Buckhorn Weston, Gillingham, SP8 5HS
Tel:01963 370396
http://www.thestapletonarms.com/ 
4 En-suite Rooms
 Popular village pub for visitors and locals. This is a pub with lots of olde worlde charm, log fire etc. The rooms are particularly nice.
On site Parking Food served Real Ale Served Garden or Outside Area. Free Wifi Connection Live Music, Karaoke, Bands etc
Last update jun16 .....  This STREET-MAP shows the pub's location.

Shaftsbury
Shaftesbury (Ludwell) (3 miles east of Shaftsbury)
The Grove Arms Inn
Ludwell Shaftesbury SP7 9ND
Tel:01747 828811
http://www.grovearms-ludwell.co.uk/
6 En-suite Rooms
16thC Grade ll listed country Inn in the beautiful village of Ludwell between Shaftesbury and SaIisbury. Ideal place for walkers and ramblers.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGarden or Outside Area.Free Wifi ConnectionWedding Receptions or Licence

Last update may13 .......... CLICK HERE - for the Map
Shaftesbury (Motcombe) (3.5 miles north of Shaftsbury)
The Coppleridge Inn
Elm Hill Motcombe, Shaftesbury, SP7 9HW
Tel:01747 851980
http://www.coppleridge.com/ 
10 Rooms en-suite reasonable prices.
Family friendly Country Pub with huge grounds, this is more like a Pub/Farm. There is always things to do. The bar is traditional, lots of wood, log fires etc.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGarden or Outside Area.Free Wifi ConnectionPets WelcomeChildren and families welcomeFunction RoomTennis Court

Last update jun16 .....   This STREET-MAP shows the pub's location. 
Shaftesbury (Semley) (5.0 miles north of Shaftsbury)
The Benett Arms
Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9AS
Tel:01747 830221
http://benettarms.co.uk/ 
3 En-suite Rooms reasonable prices.
Traditional family run, family friendly 17th century country pub, in the village of Semley in beautiful countryside. Ideal for walkers.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGarden or Outside Area.Free Wifi ConnectionPets WelcomeChildren and families welcomeQuiz nights

Last update dec14 .......... CLICK HERE - for the Map
Shaftsbury (Tollard Royal) (7.3 miles southeast of Shaftsbury)
King John Inn
Tollard Royal, Shaftsbury, SP5 5PS
Tel:01725 516207
http://www.kingjohninn.co.uk/ 
8 Luxury En-suite Rooms  + SC cottage.
A beautifully renovated Victorian Country Pub. This pub has some fantastic write ups in the press. It's not cheap but it's good. Definitely worth a v isit and make your own mind up.
On site Parking Dining Area or Restaurant Bar food served Real Ale Served Garden or Outside Area. Free Wifi Connection Pets Welcome
Last update mar14 ......... CLICK HERE - for the Map.

Sherborne
Sherborne  (town centre inn)
The Half Moon
Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN
Tel:01935 812017
http://www.halfmoonpubsherborne.co.uk/ 
13 En-suite Rooms.
Marstons Brewery managed house, Inn and Restaurant. This inn specializes in straight forward   pub food for the whole family.
Dining Area or Restaurant Bar food served Real Ale Served Children and families welcome Special Food nights
Last update dec14 ...... CLICK HERE - for the Map
Sherborne (town centre Inn)
The Britannia Inn/Hotel
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3EH
Tel:01935 813300
http://www.britanniahotelsherborne.co.uk/ 
6 Rooms, some en-suite look for the deals.
Village style inn near the centre of Sherborne. Built in the 18th century as a girls school. Popular dining pub and also award winning real ales.
Dining Area or Restaurant Bar food served Real Ale Served Free Wifi Connection Real Ale Award
Last update jun16 .......   This STREET-MAP shows the pub's location.
Sherborne  (close to Sherborne town centre)
Crown Hotel. Sherborne
Crown Inn
Green Hill, Sherborne, DT9 4EP
Tel:01935 812930
https://crownhotelsherborne.co.uk/
4 Rooms en-suite reasonable prices.
This old pub was shut for a while. Now the new landlords have refurbished and modernized the pub and rooms. There are quirky slogans everywhere. This is a nice pub with a contemporary decor.

 Parking NearbyDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedMusic Nights Disco etcFunction RoomQuiz nights4 Star rated

Last update jan19............. CLICK HERE - for the Map
Sherborne (Bradford Abbas) (4 miles west of Sherborne)
Rose And Crown. Bradford Abbas
Rose and Crown
Church Road, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, DT9 6RF 
Tel:01935 474506
Website
 
3 Rooms B&B reasonable prices.
The Rose and Crown is a beautiful pub situated in the center of a picturesque village in the heart of West Dorset. This is a traditional English pub with a cosy bar, smart restaurant and beautiful gardens.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGardenFree Wifi ConnectionPub Games, Pool Darts etcLive Music, Karaoke, Bands etcChildren and families welcomeSpecial Food nightsQuiz nightsCask Marque Award

Last update jan19......... CLICK HERE - for the Map
Sherborne (Middlemarsh) (6.4 miles south of Sherborne)
Hunters Moon. Middlemarsh
The Hunters Moon
Middlemarsh, Dorset DT9 5QN
Tel:01963 210966
www.hunters-moon.org.uk 
8 Rooms en-suite reasonable prices.
Nicely refurbished country Inn. About 8m South of Sherbourne on the A352. This is a very nice local inn, good food good ale and nice accommodation. What more would you want, well worth a visit.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGardenFree Wifi ConnectionPub Games, Pool Darts etcPets Welcome in some areas, please check first with the LandlordChildren and families welcomeCamper van

Last update jan19.............. CLICK HERE - for the Map
Sherborne (Horsington)  (7.5 miles northeast of Sherborne)
Half Moon. Horsington
Half Moon Inn
Templecombe (Horsington) BA8 0EF
Tel:01963 370140
www.horsington.co.uk 
All Rooms en-suite reasonable prices.
Olde Village Inn 3m S of Wincanton off A357. Only 15 minutes from Wincanton Racecourse. I like this village pub it is an old traditional inn, don't expect the Hilton.

 On site ParkingDining Area or RestaurantBar food servedReal Ale ServedGardenPub Games, Pool Darts etcPets Welcome in some areas, please check first with the LandlordDisabled AccessCarvery3 Star rated

Last update jan19............. CLICK HERE - for the Map
Sherborne (Corton Denham)(4 miles north of Sherborne)
The Queens Arms
Corton Denham, Sherborne DT9 4LR
Tel:01963 220317