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Acorn

Evershot, Dorset

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Acorn, 28 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JW

(01935) 83228

www.acorn-inn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-11

Directions

Off A37 S of Yeovil

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

400-year-old inn in a pretty village with character rooms, log fires and knick-knacks and friendly licensees; bedrooms

You can be sure of a genuinely friendly welcome here and our readers are consistent in their praise on all aspects. The public bar, popular locally, has a log fire, lots of beer mats on beams, big flagstones and high chairs against the counter where they serve Dorset Jurassic and a guest beer on handpump, 31 wines by the glass, 25 gins (including a gin of the month) and over 100 malt whiskies. Dogs are looked after with a bowl of water and maybe a biscuit. A second bar has comfortable beige leather wall banquettes and little stools around tables set with fresh flowers, and a turkish rug on nice old quarry tiles. This leads to a bistro-style dining room with ladder-back chairs around oak tables; the slightly more formal restaurant is similarly furnished. There's also a comfortable lounge with armchairs, board games and shelves of books and a skittle alley. Throughout are open fires, wood panelling, pretty knick-knacks, all manner of copper and brass items, water jugs, wall prints and photographs; background music, TV, board games and darts. The walled garden has picnic-sets under a fine beech tree. Each of the attractive bedrooms is individually decorated and has a Thomas Hardy theme; the inn is immortalised as the Sow & Acorn in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Breakfasts are first class and guests can use the spa facilities at the nearby Summer Lodge hotel. Numerous nearby walks.

Licensee Information

Natalie Read

What the licensee says

Welcome to this quality 16th Century coaching inn that Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Set in the picturesque West Dorset village of Evershot, this lovely old stone-built Inn boasts worthy history. Originally known as The Kings Arms, it once brewed its own ales with water drawn from the source of the River Frome. All the original charm and character of 400 years exudes from the beamed bars and log fires that greet guests on arrival. Nestling among the rolling hills in an area of outstanding beauty and close to the British Heritage Coastline, you have the perfect base for exploring or walking.Well behaved dogs are very welcome!Only the best fresh local ingredients are used to produce excellent meals, in either of the bars or the restaurant. The two oak-panelled bars offer real ales, as well as a comprehensive wine

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Separate Restaurant

Separate Restaurant

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Background Music

Background Music

Juke Box

Juke Box

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 41 votes cast


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