Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors once again for leisure stays from 17th May, and look forward to welcoming our guests with exceptional service and warm hospitality, alongside stringent safety and sanitation protocols to place our guests’ and teams’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.
Historic country inn with real ales & a skittle alley
Award-winning Executive Chef Robert Houngu
Restaurant & bar serving delicious local produce
On the doorstep of the Melbury Estate, with miles of scenic countryside to explore
Pet & child-friendly
In the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset
10 beautiful bedrooms
Five-star sister hotel Summer Lodge just across the village, with three AA Rosette fine dining restaurant
Exceptional dining experiences, overnight escapes and thoughtful surprises... Our vouchers create the perfect gift for friends or family.
With two bars and an award-winning restaurant serving a range of exceptional seasonal dishes, Executive Chef Robert Houngu has created a timeless menu that combines both innovative cuisine and classic signature dishes.
You are sure of a relaxing night’s sleep in our ten individually decorated bedrooms. Each is named according to a Thomas Hardy theme - whether it's a location featured in his novels; his favourite heroine; or even after the author himself.