4 Pubs with Rooms Near Dorset’s Coast


Looking for some cosy pub accommodation to stay in and explore the Dorset coast? Here are our 4 recommended pubs – with stunning views awaiting!

Dorset is brimming with beautiful beaches, so make sure you choose nearby accommodation that allows you to relax, unwind and escape.


Dorset pub accommodation: what to expect?

Pub rooms in Dorset have everything you need for a comfortable night’s stay, including:

  • Luxurious beds
  • Modern en-suite bathrooms
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Flat screen TVs


So much more than a place to stay

Pub accommodation offers so much more than traditional B&Bs and hotels. Pubs are at the heart of their communities, giving you the perfect opportunity to meet locals and gain an insight into Dorset life.

And you’ll never be short of entertainment – events are organised throughout the year – from live music and challenging pub quizzes to well-stocked beer festivals and scrumptious food festivals.


The best pub accommodation in Dorset

Now, let’s dive into what our cosy pubs have to offer – and make your decision that little bit easier!


The Fisherman’s Haunt

Best for: exploring Christchurch, dog-friendly stays, culinary enjoyment

A white building with a sign out the front saying 'The Fisherman's Haunt'

Nestled on the edge of New Forest, The Fisherman’s Haunt is ‘in the heart of it all’ and is the perfect base for exploring all that Dorset has to offer. Enjoy lovely views of the River Avon, relax in the sandy beaches of Avon & Mudeford or pop into Christchurch for history galore – the choice is yours. Food-wise you won’t be disappointed, The Fisherman’s Haunt caters to all tastes, moods and occasions with a diverse menu of global comfort dishes.


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The King’s Arms

Best for: foodies, dog-friendly stays, stylish slumbers

Entrance to the King's Arms, Dorset

Stay at The King’s Arms – a dog-friendly Georgian coaching inn with 28 luxury en-suite bedrooms. Filled with bold colour schemes and retro touches, each bedroom promises a stylish stay. If you’re a foodie you certainly won’t go hungry – their award-winning restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of fresh local ingredients just waiting to be indulged in. Plus you’ll be surrounded by a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, based just a few miles from the awe-inspiring Dorset coastline.


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1777. & The Olive Branch

Best for: al fresco dining, foodies, digital nomads

177 beautiful spacious bedroom

Tucked away in the heart of Wimborne Minster, the 1777 is only 10 miles from Sandbanks Beach. There are 10 cosy en suite rooms to choose from that each have their own charm and character. Their sister pub, The Olive Branch, is just around the corner – complete with a stunning garden and terrace for the ultimate al fresco dining experience. Enjoy delicious pub classics, a cracking Sunday roast, brunch, cocktails and the finest barista coffee.

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Dorset coast at your doorstep

The Royal Lion

Best for: coastal views at your doorstep, family stays, solo travellers

The Royal Lion on a beautiful summer's day

The Royal Lion sits just moments from the spectacular Dorset coastline. There are 30 characterful en-suite bedrooms, perfect for families, guests and single-room options. Being so close to the beach, you’ll get to sample delicious pub food and enjoy an amazing coastal view before retiring to your room with some craft beer. Who said perfection didn’t exist?

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What to do once you’re there

Enjoy stunning strolls along the beach or visit the Sherborne Abbey. There are plenty of events and attractions to keep you occupied! For more inspiration, discover things to do in Dorset.

Ready to book?

Book your pub accommodation and explore the beauty of Dorset’s coast. There’s fresh local produce, gorgeous sandy beaches and a warm welcome waiting for you. For more options, take a look at our pub search tool.


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