The Greyhound

Dorchester, Dorset

Stylish inn with well priced rooms in idyllic rural Dorset - there’s good beer, tasty food, a sun-trapping terrace and great local walking


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


It’s hard to fault this little inn. It sits in one of Dorset’s loveliest villages, lost in a lush valley with country views that shoot uphill. Outside, there’s a colourful terrace that draws a crowd in summer. Inside, cool, rustic interiors mix old and new to great effect. You find stone walls, old flagstones, gilt mirrors and a wood-burner to keep things cosy. There’s a lively locals’ bar where you can grab a pint of real ale, then a cosy little restaurant where you dig into delicious food. The feel throughout is informal and you can eat wherever you want, so spin onto the terrace in good weather and try seared scallops, boeuf bourguignon, sticky toffee pudding. Six lovely rooms wait in an old skittle alley. They’re not huge, but nor is their price, and what they lack in space, they make up for in comfort and style, with crisp linen, airy colours and pretty furniture. There’s a DVD library, too, and wellington boots if you want to walk. The Cerne Abbas giant is close, while the coast is on your doorstep: Lyme Regis for fossil hunters, West Bay for fine walking and fabulous Chesil Beach.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on bank holidays.

Biscuits, blankets, dog-friendly dining area and advice on local walks.

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 1.

Lovely outdoor garden area for dogs to enjoy. Long country walks. Chalk Valley stream running directly behind - ideal for a cool down after a long walk!

Lunch from £5.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30 (not Sunday evening).


Nightly price
from £89
Singles from £69.
1 Twin
From £89
5 Doubles
From £89


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