Stapleton Arms North Dorset

“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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“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.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“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)

What's Nearby

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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4 rooms from $146 per night

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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

Hotel size

4 rooms
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