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8 rooms from $140 per night

“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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“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.”

Hotel Overview

“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.”

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.
 

Written by Malcolm Orr-Ewing

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.

Map & Location

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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)

Hotel website
8 rooms from $140 per night

Hotel Overview

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

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