Top Picks – The Best Pub Gardens
It’s the perfect time of year for alfresco dining or simply cooling down with an ice-cold drink on a sunny afternoon and admiring the view.
Here’s our top picks of some of the area’s finest pub gardens.
Springhead, Sutton Poyntz
Surrounded by willow trees and a duck pond, this lovely country pub is in a beautiful location and the food is great too!
The Kings Arms, Portesham
Set in the picturesque town on Portesham, The Kings Arms boasts a large pub garden with a stream running through it. The food is delicious and locally sourced where possible.
Smugglers Inn, Osmington
Overlooking the beautiful coastal path, the Smugglers Inn has a large garden with a stream and children’s play area. Traditional, delicious pub food including the Hall & Woodhouse burger!
The Thimble Inn, Dorchester
The Thimble Inn is an award-winning, 18th Century thatched pub and restaurant. They have two beautiful gardens with stunning views across the Piddle Valley. Seasonal menu includes a la Carte and many locally sourced dishes.
The Coutryman, East Knighton
Just 10 miles east of Weymouth you’ll find The Countryman, a lovely, friendly traditional pub with great atmosphere and great food too. It also boasts two large beer gardens, one of which includes a giant swing!
The Saxon Arms, Stratton
Set in the beautiful rural village of Stratton, The Saxon Arms is a beautiful thatched flint-stone pub offering wholesome pub foods and real ales and a lovely little beer garden perfect for summer evenings.
The Seven Stars, Wareham
Set over 9 acres of land near Moreton, The Seven Stars offers a great selection of food from lighter snacks to hearty meals. The garden includes a play area and is perfect for keeping little ones entertained.