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Quality coaching inn that Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Set in the picturesque village of Evershot, this lovely old stone-built Inn boasts worthy history. Log fires, beams, oak panelling and stone floors add to the ambience of this fine building. Nestling among the rolling hills in ' an area of outstanding beauty' and close to the British Heritage Coastline, you have the perfect base for exploring or walking.

Ten en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished. Comfortable beds with white linen - three four posters. Plasma screen televisions, telephones with modems, beverage-making facilities.

Only the best fresh local ingredients are used in the newly refurbished award-winning restaurant.

The skittle alley is also used for parties. Small Garden. Warm and friendly with efficient service. Vegetarians welcome.

AA Best Pubs 2010
AA Restaurant Guide 2010
AA Good Pub Guide
Special Places to Stay 2010

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Ratings/Awards: AA/ETC/RAC 4 Diamonds
AA Restaurant 1 Rosette 2010
Number of Rooms: 10
Number Ensuite: 10

Price per Person

Double: £95 - £180 - From sinlge occupancy to suites
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Awards: AA Rosette

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Credit Cards Accepted
Disabled Access - To restaurant
Children Welcome - Well behaved only
Evening Meal Provided
Special Diets Catered For
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
No Smoking Rooms
Open All Year
Building of Historic Interest
TV in Rooms

Sample Menu:

A La Carte Menu

Marinated Olives 2.5
Evershot bakery bread and butter 0.50 per person

First courses

Home made soup of the day with fresh Evershot bakery bread
Fino sherry @ £3.50 per 50ml 5

Game terrine with apple and cranberry puree, toasted Evershot bakery cob and red onion marmalade Chateau La Roca Grenache Syrah @ £4.45 per 125ml 7

Open lasagne of confit rabbit, leeks and wild mushrooms with cheese crisps and rosemary jus Cabaletta, Rosso del Venezie – Italy @ £4.50 per 125ml 8

Fresh Cornish crab, lime, coriander and chilli bruschetta, balsamic dressing
The Frost Pocket Sauvignon Blanc @ £ 4.95 per 125ml 8

Beetroot and herb cured salmon, orange fennel salad with fresh rocket and dill oil
Crocodiles Lair Chardonnay £5.65 per 125ml 7

Goats cheese and sun-blushed tomato mousse, beetroot tart tatin, beetroot crisps and sweet beetroot coulis
Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc @ £4.75 per 125ml 6

Main courses

Slow roasted lamb shoulder in red wine, spiced crushed potatoes, baked heritage carrots, wilted
spinach and crumbled goats cheese Paparuda Pinot Noir @ £7.25 per 250ml 17

Char-grilled, 10 ounce, rump of beef , smoked bacon and artichoke gratin, buttered tender stem broccoli,
triple cooked chips and Béarnaise sauce Tomero Malbec @ £10.75 per 250ml 23

Roasted belly pork with fennel and Maldon sea salt crackling, sage mash, caramelised apple, parsnip
puree and Somerset cider sauce Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer @ £10.00 per 250ml 17

Maize fed chicken and Dorset blue Vinny Kiev on creamed potatoes, sautéed cabbage, smoked bacon, thyme jus and vegetable crisps Macon Villages Chardonnay @ £11.50 per 250ml 16

Light and crispy beer battered local fish of the day with triple cooked chips, mushy peas, fresh
lemon and homemade tartar sauce Picpoul de Pinet @ £8.35 per 250ml 13

Parsnip and carrot rosti, roasted sweet potato, spinach, leek and mushroom ragout and a spiced tomato sauce Blanc de Mer @ £8.50 per 250ml 13

Side dishes

Seasonal vegetables, triple cooked chips , chopped salad or tossed salad 3.25 each

Here at the Acorn, our philosophy is to create dishes using seasonal produce from local and sustainable sources. We work closely with our suppliers so they can provide us with line caught fish and farmers who adhere to good animal husbandry and free range practices. We were thrilled to be made Sustainability Champions 2014 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, receive a Taste of the West Gold for Best Dining Pub 2015 & Best Pub in Dorset from South West Tourism 2014/15.A list of all our brilliant suppliers can be found on a blackboard in the bar.

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