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Acorn Inn, Dorset

Acorn Inn, Dorset

The Acorn Inn, in the picturesque village of Evershot in the heart of the Dorset countryside, is perfect for exploring the delights of the legendary Jurassic Coast.

With a long and rich history, Thomas Hardy even mentions it as 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. The award winning 16th century property is part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a company who impress us with a focus on luxury around the world.

The Acorn Inn offers exemplary personal service and award-winning dining. Providing a 'home away from home', guests return time and again. The ten comfortable en-suite hotel rooms in the family and pet friendly inn provide modern creature comforts including free Wi-Fi, but with traditional fabrics and furnishings in keeping with the period.

With its’ honey coloured local stone, this old coaching inn still retains its’ original historical character and charm. The style, with its old beams, low ceilings, oak panelling, flagstone floors and roaring open fires welcomes guests time and again.



You are sure of a relaxing night’s sleep in one of ten individually decorated bedrooms. Each is named according to a Thomas Hardy theme - whether it's a location featured in his novels; his favourite heroine; or even after the author himself. Elegantly designed with a traditional feel in keeping with the historic character of the building, the rooms also offer modern conveniences such as contemporary bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.



The much-loved country pub is very much at the heart of the community, with a lively bar frequented by a great crowd of regulars who enjoy the real ales, quiz nights and skittles leagues. And yet the restaurant also wins top accolades from the serious foodies who come back time and again for the exceptional gastro experience. A winner of ‘Taste of the West 2015 Gold Award’, The Acorn Inn is recognised for its excellent cuisine in warm and welcoming surroundings.



Dorset is heaven for kids and The Acorn Inn makes the perfect base for a fabulous holiday or weekend break. Alex and Jack, the joint General Managers, have two little ones of their own, so know what it takes to make the whole family feel at home!

Children are very welcome in the restaurant or bar at any time. There is a children’s menu for the under 12’s or smaller portions of the adult menu. The children’s menu is served from 6.30pm. We can provide high chairs, colouring books and crayons to keep little minds occupied, baby changing facilities or if burning some energy is required we also have a skittle alley.

The Acorn Inn, Evershot, Dorset - Skittle Alley

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