The Acorn Inn


The cuisine at Summer Lodge is legendary, but there may be an occasion during your stay when you fancy something a bit more hearty and homely. That’s the time to pop over the other side of Evershot High Street and visit our sister establishment, The Acorn Inn.

Built in the 16th century from the honey coloured local stone 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 interior, with its old beams, low ceilings, oak panelling, flagstone floors and roaring open fires is little changed from his era.

Run by the enthusiastic and experienced management team of Jack and Alex Mackenzie, it’s that increasingly rare thing – a traditional village pub full of life, laughter and good company, but with an award-winning restaurant that’s a star attraction in its own right. 

The dinner menu features dishes that make inspired use of the finest seasonal produce, predominantly from local and sustainable sources, plus we recommend you try one of their very tempting desserts from the pudding menu! The team works closely with nearby suppliers who provide line caught fish and farmers who adhere to good husbandry and free range practices for their chicken, duck and pork.

Once you’ve eaten here you won’t be surprised to learn the Acorn Inn was awarded Gold Winner of the Dorset Tourism Awards, Tourism Pub of the Year 2014!

Opening times: The restaurant is open from 12noon - 2pm and 7pm - 9pm, 7 days a week.


To reserve a table in our restaurant please call us on +44 (0) 1935 83228