Tucked away in a fold of the hills in the heart of Hardy's beloved county, this pretty 16th-…
The Brace of Pheasants
“Popular Dorset inn with a welcoming atmosphere, enjoy an overnight stay” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Situated in the heart of Dorset, The Brace of Pheasants is a picturesque thatched pub that offers a warm and genuine welcome to both visitors and locals alike. Very much a traditional inn, its atmosphere is convivial with plenty of good-natured conversation. Bedrooms are split between the main building and the former skittle alley – all offer exceptional standards of comfort and individual style, with wonderful bathrooms. The food here should not be missed, with excellent local produce used to create an appealing menu.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 8
- Bedrooms ground: 4
- Children welcome
- Free TV
- Direct Dial
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
- Dinner Served
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About the area
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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