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4 rooms from $140 per night

“A reinvention of the English country pub, boutique style. Original highlights - wooden beams, inglenook fireplaces - retained, with addition of stylish, freshly designed rooms. The gourmet pub food has gained a reputation for Sunday Roasts, inspired menus and a breakfast fit for a king. ”

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“A reinvention of the English country pub, boutique style. Original highlights - wooden beams, inglenook fireplaces - retained, with addition of stylish, freshly designed rooms. The gourmet pub food has gained a reputation for Sunday Roasts, inspired menus and a breakfast fit for a king. ”

Hotel Overview

“Out have gone inglenooks, false beams, jaded staff and horse brasses. In have come young, friendly managers, toys for children, first-class food leaning heavily on local produce of the highest quality, and taste in design and decoration. It has interesting draught beers and 30 bottled ones. Cider and wines taken equally seriously. The rooms are quite large, neat and comfortable (White Company towels and robes, mineral water, fresh irises, free DVDs). Breakfast even better than dinner. Exemplary.”

Recommended for
  • Families
  • Child and dog friendly, with kids menu, highchairs, crayons, and plenty of fun countryside activities.
  • Foodies
  • Locally sourced, responsibly reared meats, veggies from the back garden, homemade pork pies, scotch eggs and relish- heaven!
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • In room DVD
  • Good wine list
  • Plus a huge range of craft beers and ales.
  • Cots available
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Mouthwatering cuisine from the sunday roast, to the bar snacks and breakfast.
  • Pet friendly
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham both have markets to explore.
  • Other Activities
  • The village holds annual festivals such as the conker championship, wine tasting, village fêtes and mini beer festival.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Curl up with a movie in your room, or better yet have a go on their giant Connect 4 set.
  • Great walks
  • They will show you where to go, supply you with wellies, umbrellas and picnics- so get out there and explore!
  • Riding
  • Good stables just ten minutes down the road, the perfect way to see the Dorset countryside.

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“The Stapleton Arms is a stylish but unstuffy country pub with rooms, tucked away in the pretty North Dorset village of Buckhorn Weston.

The pub has a spacious bar, elegant dining room and a secluded garden in which to enjoy the great range of draught and bottled beers, quality wines and real food on offer. And upstairs there are four stunning, individually designed bedrooms with beautiful furnishings and state of the art bathrooms.

Stop for a pint or stay the night, The Stapleton Arms is a great place to take time out and enjoy our friendly and relaxed style of hospitality.”

Other Reviews

Dorset Pub Guide

"If the good smells coming from here are all too much and you can't wait for lunch, home-made pork pies can be eaten at the bar off chunky wooden boards. "

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Stapleton Arms

"A foodie haven, The Stapleton Arms is worth visiting just for dinner, or lunch or breakfast- It's a bonus if you manage to bag one of the four popular rooms to roll back to."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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4 rooms from $140 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Families
  • Child and dog friendly, with kids menu, highchairs, crayons, and plenty of fun countryside activities.
  • Foodies
  • Locally sourced, responsibly reared meats, veggies from the back garden, homemade pork pies, scotch eggs and relish- heaven!
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • The village holds annual festivals such as the conker championship, wine tasting, village fêtes and mini beer festival.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Curl up with a movie in your room, or better yet have a go on their giant Connect 4 set.
  • Great walks
  • They will show you where to go, supply you with wellies, umbrellas and picnics- so get out there and explore!
  • Riding
  • Good stables just ten minutes down the road, the perfect way to see the Dorset countryside.
  • Local markets
  • Towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham both have markets to explore.
Other highlights
  • Townhouse
  • Less £
  • Quiet
  • Lively
  • Buzzy in the evenings and at weekends.
  • Eco
  • Owner managed
  • Gourmet
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Plus a huge range of craft beers and ales.
  • Full of character
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Inn
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant
  • Mouthwatering cuisine from the sunday roast, to the bar snacks and breakfast.
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Restaurant with rooms
  • Child friendly
  • Village

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