In the little town of Evershot …

is The Acorn Inn where we stayed when we were in Dorset.   It has been an inn for nearly 400 years. It used to be called The Kings Arms in the 1800’s.

AND it was featured in Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” – which he named as the “Sow and Acorn”. IMG_9556It is on the main street that runs through the town, Evershot …IMG_9523At the end of the road is the town churchIMG_9530At the other end of the street is the Village shop and Post OfficeIMG_9684If you walked a little further to the end of the town is the Village Commons – a triangular piece of green with a stone bench!IMG_9741The pretty Christmas lights were still on when we were there, and so was the moon in the sky – IMG_9520This is the first morning when we went out for our early walkIMG_9522Back at the Inn, the lights were just coming on –IMG_9531And we were ready for breakfast.  Humans with dogs can’t sit in the restaurant but we have this booth for two in the bar which is right next to the restaurant – because Mummy didn’t want to eat in the pub!IMG_9547But on New Year’s Day, we were sat in the restaurant area with other doggies! IMG_9732This is Bella and Runcle!!!IMG_9737Yet another doggy, a schnauzer, a black lab somewhere and two golden retrievers were among the New Year Eve guests at the hotel. IMG_9740Yes, we barked at each other when we heard the other in the hallway – but it was for a moment and the doggy humans understand that.

There were lots of doggy artefacts every where too – paintings and sculptures.IMG_9508 IMG_9516 IMG_9518These are just some of them.

May’s comment: Love these little English villages. So quiet and yet so steeped in history.  Evershot in Dorset is a fine example.

The Acorn Inn is very much a traditional village pub with a warm, welcoming “home from home” atmosphere.  With only ten rooms, it is located in the delightful village of Evershot in Dorset, Thomas Hardy’s Country. They are  a part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection – which we frequent often in London for afternoon teas, etc.


  1. Jill Keiser

    Evershot is so lovely! My first dog, a collie/shepherd mix was named for Tess. Her name was Tessa. The wonderful pictures of the areas of the town and the restaurant will encourage me to return to Dorset some day. Jill

  2. Karen

    Went to the post office and village stores yesterday for the first time to post some parcels. Has to be the most beautiful and quaint little shop I’ve ever been in. The staff were absolutely amazing, friendly and welcoming. My favourite post office in all the land. Would you possible allow me to share your pic of the outside of the stores, I’d like to tweet that I had such a good experience there to the Dorset people. I could add your blog link?

  3. Karen

    Thank you!! My Twitter is @KWBusAssist if you’re ever in this area again it would be great to say hi, I love dogs. Your owner could pop and have a cuppa with me, I’m in Maiden Newton. X

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