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 across the road to 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.
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!