Renowned in Dorset for luxury bed and breakfast (b&b) accommodation, 17th Century restaurant and riverside garden
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The perfect base for exploring Dorset

Situated in the heart of Dorset, The Poachers Inn is the perfect place to unwind and indulge at the same time as being able to explore some of the local area. With Dorchester, Portland, Sherborne, Shaftesbury Weymouth, Salisbury and Poole all an easy drive away and we are close to many of Dorset's leading attractions including the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, The Cerne Abbas Giant, Sherborne Castle, Maiden Castle, Monkey World, Tutankhamen Exhibition, Tank Museum, Dinosaur World, The Lulworth Estate and more....

The Poachers Inn is an ideal base for walkers with hundreds of walks literally leading from the front door. Other sports such as cycling, golf, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking can also be explored locally.

Piddletrenthide gets its extraordinary name from being on the River Piddle, and its assessment for thirty hides at Domesday. Piddletrenthide has one of the finest village churches in Dorset with a splendid 15th century tower and gruesome gargoyles under its battlements. The coloring of the church exterior is one of its charms. The grey, yellow and browns in the walls contrast with the distant green of the downs.

Dorset is a county of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling hills, craggy coastlines and soft sandy beaches. It is famous for its picturesque coastline, which stretches from Lyme Regis in the west to Christchurch in the east. Dorset's coastline was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2001 for its unique geological history and landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland and the shingle bank of Chesil Beach.

After a day's sightseeing, walking, shopping or just relaxing around the pool, come back to your room before heading down to our restaurant for a meal in our lovely 17th Century restaurant.

Whatever your reason for visiting us, we promise you won't want to leave us by the end!

Surrounding area - The Poachers Inn
Nigel & Sarah - owners of The Poachers Inn What our guests say Surrounding Area Christmas 2008 at The Poachers Inn