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.

Rick Stein Sandbanks

Rick Stein Sandbanks, Dorset

Spectacular views across Poole Harbour provide a glittering backdrop to an evening of feasting at Rick Stein Sandbanks, the Dorset outpost of the Stein collective.

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

Exterior of Seasons at The Eastbury, Sherborne

For one of the most charming getaways in Dorset, you’d be hard pushed to top a visit to The Eastbury Hotel and the opportunity to step back into a more glamorous age.

WestBeach Restaurant

WestBeach Restaurant, Bournemouth dish

From its smart deck overlooking Bournemouth Beach, family-owned WestBeach Restaurant guarantees dining with a sea view.