The Acorn Inn

The Acorn Inn is a traditional village pub full of life, laughter and good company, but with a restaurant that’s a star attraction in its own right.

Built in the 16th century this old 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.

The ten comfortable en-suite bedrooms provide the most modern creature comforts, but with traditional fabrics and furnishings in keeping with the period.

The pub is very much at the heart of the community yet the restaurant also wins top accolades from the serious foodies who come back time and again for the exceptional gastro experience.

  • Awarded Gold at the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards in the Best Dining Pubs category 2014
  • Listed in Sunday Times '6 Best Pubs with Rooms' November 2013
  • Awarded Silver at the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2013
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • Finalist in the Taste of Dorset Awards 2010, 2011 and 2012 for ‘Best Dining Pub
  • Received a full page rave review in Condé Nast Traveller, as well as the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph. Named as one of Tom Chessyre’s ‘Top 6 British Inns’ and highly rated in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay’
  • The Acorn Inn
    28 Fore St,
    DT2 0JW