Places to go out & eat & drink in Dorchester
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Dorchester

Places to eat & drink in Dorchester.

Dorset's county town lies on the River Frome and was known as Durnovaria in Roman times. It has a fascinatingly murky past. It was already a royal borough when a castle was built here in the 12th century, followed by an important priory. The infamous Judge Jeffreys held some of his Bloody Assizes in the Antelope Hotel in the 17th century while the unfortunate Tolpuddle Marchers were sent to Australia from the town's Old Crown Court. The 19th century author Thomas Hardy lived nearby for many years and called the town 'Casterbridge' in his masterwork 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' (1886).

The ancient earthwork of Maiden Castle lies close by. South of the town is the Maumbury Ring, a Stone Age site transformed by the Romans into an amphitheatre. Much later it became the site of public executions. In the town is an excavated Roman house while the local museum has a number of Roman finds on display.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Dorchester or surrounding areas.

Dorchester Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

7 Long Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7JF
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Ideally located within the peaceful setting of Cerne Abbas, just a short drive from Weymouth and Dorchester, The Abbots Tea Room Bed & Breakfast has 5 bedrooms, en-suite facilities available.

A hearty breakfast is freshly cooked to suit your requirements, whilst the tea-room offers many homemade delights, with an extensive lunch menu featuring snacks to main meals.

The ideal base to stop over whilst exploring the picturesque countryside which surrounds Cerne Abbas, and Dorset.

Free WI-FI throughout the tea rooms and B&B.

On street parking is available.
Establishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01300 341349
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The Acorn Inn

Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JW
Tel: 01935 83228     E-mail:

Restaurant that also serves meals and snacks in the bar area.

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The Baker's Arms

140 Monmouth Road, Dorchester
Tel:  01305 264382

Please contact the pub for further details regarding opening times etc.

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The Manor Hotel

Beach Road, West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9DF
Tel: 01308 897616 / 897785    Fax: 01308 897704

Enjoy the open log fire, flagstone floors & fine cuisine with a table d' hote menu featuring local produce and seafood.

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The Mock Turtle

34 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP
Tel: 01305 264011

The Mock Turtle serves lunches from a full a la carte menu with fixed price of £10.00 per person for three courses.
Type: Restaurant

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Old Ship

16 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Tel: 01305 264455

Please contact the landlord for further details on opening times etc.

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Summer Lodge Hotel

Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JR
Tel: 01935 482000    Fax: 01935 482040

Traditional English cuisine served with a modern European influence, awarded 3 AA Rosettes and is recommended in the Good Food Guide 6/10 - Outstanding Wine List Award. 

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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PZ
Tel: 01305 262 382    Fax: 01305 266 412

Excellent cuisine and a realistically priced wine list are just two reasons to visit Yalbury Cottage.

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