The Acorn Inn

“Lots of original character, stylish rooms and a friendly, polished team.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EVERSHOT, DORSET

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

The Acorn Inn, run by the enthusiastic and experienced management team of Natalie and Richard, is a traditional village pub full of life, laughter and good company, with an award-winning restaurant that’s a star attraction in its own right. It is proudly part of the family-owned and run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Built-in the 16th century from honey-coloured local stone, this historic 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.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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4 Silver Star Award: Highly recommended
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2-Rosette restaurant
The Acorn Inn
28 Fore Street, EVERSHOT, Dorchester, DT2 0JW

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 10
  • Family bedrooms: 2
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Lounge with TV
  • Open parking
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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