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Mortons House Hotel
East Street
Corfe Castle

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Personally run by the owners, Ted and Beverly Clayton and her sister Alison, Mortons House was built from Purbeck stone circa 1590 in the shape of an ‘E’ to honour Queen Elizabeth I and was formerly linked by underground tunnels to Corfe Castle. Traditional bedrooms make good use of four posters, traditional stone fireplaces and fine views of the Castle, Swanage Steam Railway and Purbeck Hills. Spend a wintry evening before a log fire among the oak panelling after enjoying a delicious meal in their 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

During the warmer months, strike out along the fabulous World Heritage Jurassic coastline – The village is protected and perfect, the old ‘capital’ of the Isle of Purbeck… you’ve even a sunny micro-climate here.

The location of the hotel provides the perfect centre from which to enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this idyllic corner of England, taking in the sights of the Jurassic coastline, Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth, Durdle Door and Swanage with its famous Steam Railway and the beautiful beaches at Studland

Recent awards include: Gold Award (VisitBritain), Small Hotel of the Year (South West Tourism), Silver Award ~Accessible Accommodation (South West Tourism).


Ratings/Awards: 3 Star
Gold Award
2 Rosettes
Small Hotel of the Year 2005 (South West Tourism Awards of Excellence)
Finalists 2006
Silver Award Accessible Accommodation
Number of Rooms: 21
Number Ensuite: 21

Price per Room:

Double: From £160
Twin: From £160
Single: From £75 - Double for single occupancy
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Name: Mortons House Hotel
Cuisine: Traditional English
Chef: Ed Firth
Awards: 2 Rosettes

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Room Service
Open All Year
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Conference/Business Facilities

Sample Menu:

Chef’s complimentary Amuse-bouche served at the table


Seared Tuna (served pink)
Apple and Ginger Purée and Rocket salad

Terrine of Sweet Potato and Goat’s Cheese
Aubergine Pickle and Tapenade

Roast Lulworth Cove Scallops
Black Pudding with Parsley sauce

Chilled Gazpacho
Olive Oil Ice cubes

Escabèche of Red Mullet
Simple Coriander dressing

Chicken, Prune and Foie Gras Terrine
Artichoke salad

Salmon Fillet
Spiced Lentils and seared Foie Gras

Ravioli of Rabbit
Broad Beans Morels and a Cêpes Bouillon

Main Courses

All main Courses are served with Vegetables; the Chefs use these mainly as a garnish and feel that the complete menu is ample, even for the ‘heartier appetite’. However, if you would like a selection of extra Vegetables these are available for a small additional charge

Pan-fried Fillets of John Dory
Cauliflower Purée braised Baby Fennel
and White Truffle Oil

Rump of Dorset Lamb (served pink)
Creamed Garden Peas, Roasted Carrots,
with Boulangère Potatoes

Steamed Sea Bass Fillets
Squid Ink Noodles and sauce Vièrge

Fillet of Beef
Confit Savoy Cabbage, Fondant Potato
and Creamed Truffle sauce

Fillets of BrilL
Crushed Parsley Potatoes and Shellfish Nage

Pan-Fried Breast of Duck (served pink)
Celeriac Purée, glazed Baby Vegetables
with a Red Wine Jus

Wild Mushroom Risotto
with Truffle glazed Vegetables

Vegetarian Speciality of the Day

Whole Roasted Tail of Monkfish
For two people to share, this dish is carved at the table, served with New Potatoes, Baby Vegetables and a sauce Hollandaise


Crêpes Suzette (flambéed at the table)
With Grand Marnier and Vanilla Ice-Cream

Valrhona Chocolate Tart
with Mint Ice-Cream

Raspberry Panna Cotta
with a Compote of Summer Berries

Granny Smith Brûlée
With Apple Crisps and Sorbet

Prune and Armagnac Soufflé
Caramel Ice-Cream

Jelly and Ice-Cream
A surprise worth waiting for !

Sampler of Ice Creams and Sorbet
with Tuiles and Fruits

Speciality Cheeses from the Trolley
with Quince jelly and Walnut bread

Freshly brewed Coffee and Petits Fours


Some of our dishes may contain raw eggs, nuts, or traces of nut oil,
please inform our staff of any food allergies prior to ordering.
None of our dishes are made with GM products.

We kindly ask you to refrain from smoking in the Restaurant
and to turn off any mobile telephones
The Dress code is Smart but casual, no Shorts or Denim.

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