The Acorn Inn


28 Fore Street, Evershot Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JW

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About the hotel

Welcome to this quality 16th Century coaching inn that Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Set in the picturesque West Dorset village of Evershot, this lovely old stone-built Inn boasts worthy history. Originally known as The Kings Arms, it once brewed its own ales with water drawn from the source of the River Frome.

All the original charm and character of 400 years exudes from the beamed bars and log fires that greet guests on arrival. Nestling among the rolling hills in an area of outstanding beauty and close to the British Heritage Coastline, you have the perfect base for exploring or walking. The ten en suite bedrooms are individually decorated and have their own style and character, each taking a name from Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles". Well behaved dogs are very welcome! Only the best fresh local ingredients are used to produce excellent meals, in either of the bars or the restaurant. The two oak-panelled bars offer real ales, as well as a comprehensive wine list. Managers Alex Armstrong-Wilson and Jack Mackenzie look forward to welcoming you to the Acorn Inn soon!

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Showing Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Wednesday 6 May 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available, Interconnecting rooms available, Children's Facilities - Indoor, Pets Allowed
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, In-room Broadband, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms, Private dining services
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar, Breakfast to go
In room entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, [Channels] News, [Channels] Sky Sports, [Channels] Music
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
Limited Hours Room Service, Wake Up Call Available
Bowls, Snooker/Billiards

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
The rates for The Acorn Inn in Dorset are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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All reviews (9)

89% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Brian Mearns

  • October 2014

Superb Inn to explore Hardy Country

We really enjoyed our stay at the Acorn and would readily return and/or recommend to friends.

The rooms, facilities and the restaurant were of a very high standard and the staff were extremely courteous and helpful and a credit to the Acorn. The menu is a little limited but there were specials every day (usually fresh caught fish) and the food was cooked and presented perfectly. There was also a wide choice for breakfast which pleased my wife as she is averse to the 'Full English', although that was taken by myself. The Guest's Lounge was a perfect place to relax after our evening meal and we met and chatted to other visitors over a glass or two of cognac. We stayed in 'Tess' for two nights which was wonderful. A large very comfortable four poster bed with the room 'perched' over the entrance to the inn - very romantic... What a super base for exploring Hardy Country.

  • H Boge

  • July 2014

Cosy and relaxing stay!!!

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