For a well-brewed pint or two by a cosy fire or a crisp glass of white out in the garden, The Cricketers at Shroton is a recently refurbished free house, while The Ibberton (at Ibberton) is a homley country pub. There’s also The Saxon at Child Okeford, The White Horse at Stourpaine and The Museum Inn at Farnham - all little gems near us that are well worth an hour (or two).

If you're looking for something a little more than traditional pub food you could enjoy the country house experience at Plumber Manor, near Sturminster Newton, or the town atmosphere of The Green in Sherborne – both offering sophisticated and high quality dining.

Plenty of food an drink to enjoy around Dorset