THE PIG–on the beach

THE PIG–on the beach, Dorset

With sweeping views across Dorset’s sandy coastlines, this mellow yellow house in Studland Bay is an enchanting find

The Fox Inn

The Fox Inn, Corscombe, Dorset

A thatched 17th-century pub is the new addition to Mark Hix’s collection of Dorset dining experiences

Tom’s Lyme Regis

Tom's Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis is one of the region’s prettiest holiday resorts and this new Marine Parade restaurant makes the most of the town’s buzzing beachside vibe

Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen

Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen, Dorset

Swing by this village pub for excellent restaurant-quality dishes served in an environment where you don’t have to dress to the nines to eat well

The Oyster & Fish House

Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis

Beautifully fresh fish and seafood is matched with carefully chosen seasonal ingredients produced through long-established relationships

The Fontmell

The Fontmell, Dorset

This charming village inn is naturally split into two dining areas by a babbling brook which flows between the cosy bar and smarter restaurant

The Club House

The Club House, Dorset

Old meets new at this Chesil Beach bungalow bistro (a former Olympic-pool clubhouse) with its preppy New England vibe

Acorn Inn

Acorn Inn, Dorset dining

This 16th-century coaching inn ticks all the “classic rural pub” boxes thanks to its log fires, oak panelling and bare beams

Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant

The Alexandra Hotel sits high on the hill above Lyme Regis and, in summer, diners find themselves drawn to a post-postprandial stroll through the gardens