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”. It is on the main street that runs through the town, Evershot …At the end of the road is the town churchAt the other end of the street is the Village shop and Post OfficeIf you walked a little further to the end of the town is the Village Commons – a triangular piece of green with a stone bench!The pretty Christmas lights were still on when we were there, and so was the moon in the sky – This is the first morning when we went out for our early walkBack at the Inn, the lights were just coming on –And 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!But on New Year’s Day, we were sat in the restaurant area with other doggies! This is Bella and Runcle!!!Yet another doggy, a schnauzer, a black lab somewhere and two golden retrievers were among the New Year Eve guests at the hotel. Yes, 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.
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.