Museum Inn North Dorset

“An award-winning country pub located in a picture-postcard village in rural north Dorset. Eight individually designed rooms either in the main house or converted stables feature plush decor with Bramley bathroom accessories. Lovely residents' sitting room with fireplace and honesty bar.”

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“Built by the father of modern archaeology, General Augustus Pitt Rivers, the inn once fed and watered visitors to his nearby (long closed) museum. Today, part thatched and low-ceilinged, it offers good ales and locally sourced food and buzzes with happy country folk, either seated in the spacious bar, the elegant 'Shed' or the conservatory hung with hunting prints. The eight bedrooms (four in the Inn itself and four in the converted stables) are stylishly decorated and the emphasis is on home-from-home comforts with a modern twist. For something special book the General's Room - a vision of gold and burgundy country decadence with a four poster bed and its own private balcony. Or for those with a large family party, Moles Cottage is ideal; there are eight double rooms with comfy, chic interiors and some interconnecting. Dining is either at bar tables or in the AA two-rosette Restaurant with its Conservatory extension. Classic pub dishes are on offer, with a sensible childrens’ menu, or fine dining. Perfect after a muddy walk. A popular spot with shooting parties in winter months or couples the rest of the year who want to explore the surrounding area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

Written by  Malcolm Orr-Ewing

Other reviews

The Museum Inn

"A country inn near Blandform Forum with attractive bedrooms, a cosy bar and a celebrity clientele."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Museum Inn

"Suckers for hamlets of thatched cottages are likely to be won over before they even set foot inside this pretty restaurant and pub with rooms."

Originally published by Harpers Bazaar (view article)

Address

Museum Inn
Farnham
Dorset
Blandford Forum
UK
DT11 8DE
United Kingdom
01725 516261
www.museuminn.co.uk

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Facilities

Bar
Wide selection of local real ales and specialities including house vodka and gin.
Parking
Free wifi
Outdoor dining
Cots available
Good wine list
Well stocked cellar with over 160 to choose from!
Sit-out Terrace
Wifi
Four poster beds
Self catering to rent
Moles Cottage is a beautifully presented property which is ideal for shooting parties and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms.
Pet friendly
Dogs only allowed in the stable rooms
Satellite / Cable TV
Suites
Sitting Room
Child friendly
Extra beds can be fitted in some of the bedrooms
Restaurant
2 AA Rosette, award winning restaurant specialising in game

Activities

Other Activities
Hotel kites can be borrowed, and Tiger Moths can be flown nearby.
Hotel Entertainment
After a long days shooting, enjoy an even longer night swapping stories beside a roaring fire in the flagstoned bar.
Golf
Less than two miles from The Museum, is an idyllic golf course at Rushmore.
Fishing
Damerham Fisheries offers Trout fishing and Gorcombe Farm boasts fishing, clay pigeon shooting and archery.
Great walks
Explore the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty, Cranborne Chase.

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8 rooms from $146 per night

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Recommended for

Groups
Moles cottage sleeps up to 16 and is popular with shooting parties in the season and families in the summer.
Foodies
Both the gastropup and fine dining offer locally sourced, wholesome British food, expect game from nearby shoots.

Activities

Other Activities
Hotel kites can be borrowed, and Tiger Moths can be flown nearby.
Hotel Entertainment
After a long days shooting, enjoy an even longer night swapping stories beside a roaring fire in the flagstoned bar.
Golf
Less than two miles from The Museum, is an idyllic golf course at Rushmore.
Fishing
Damerham Fisheries offers Trout fishing and Gorcombe Farm boasts fishing, clay pigeon shooting and archery.
Great walks
Explore the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty, Cranborne Chase.

Other highlights

Less £
Quiet
Owner managed
Gourmet
Free wifi
Romantic
House party feel
Good wine list
Well stocked cellar with over 160 to choose from!
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Intimate
Four poster beds
Antiques
Inn
Boutique
Artworks
Self catering to rent
Moles Cottage is a beautifully presented property which is ideal for shooting parties and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms.
Pet friendly
Dogs only allowed in the stable rooms
Village
Charming
Traditional
There is a period feel throughout, with flagstone floors & roaring fire in the bar and antique furnishings.
Retro/Vintage
Child friendly
Extra beds can be fitted in some of the bedrooms
Restaurant
2 AA Rosette, award winning restaurant specialising in game

Hotel size

8 rooms
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