Whether you’re on a short break or a longer holiday, there’s no better way to start each day than with a hearty home-cooked meal that will set you up for exploring all Dorset has to offer. At a bed and breakfast in Dorset you’ll always be assured of a warm welcome, not to mention excellent food, from fruit and veg picked from the garden to locally sourced meat, bread, cheese and preserves.
Choosing bed and breakfast in Dorset leaves you free to find your own lunch and dinner, which won’t be difficult in this increasingly foodie county. Go inland and find yourself a traditional country inn where you can enjoy home cooked pub grub and sample a couple of local ales or wines produced right here in Dorset. Or head to the rugged Jurassic coast and enjoy fish and chips in a seaside cafe, or a pint of something refreshing and an ice cream when the sun’s out. The Hive Beach Café is definitely worth a visit, offering simple but tasty food such as massive crabs and local seafood. Located right on the beach and coastal path, it’s also dog friendly, so your pooch will be welcome too.
If you’re looking for something a bit more up market for a special occasion during your stay in a bed and breakfast in Dorset, there are plenty of options available. Masterchef winner Mat Follas cooks at The Casterbridge hotel in Dorchester on Friday and Saturday evenings, while the Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis is the place to go for Mark Hix’s excellent seafood any day of the week. And as if that weren’t enough, Dorset offers two Michelin starred eateries – Sienna in Dorchester and The Jetty in Mudesford.
All the fantastic food available when you choose to bed and breakfast in Dorset means you’ll have plenty of energy for exploring the natural beauty of the local countryside (over half of which is dedicated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) whether you prefer to do so by foot, on horse back or on a bicycle. Try out watersports, rock pooling or fossil hunting on the coast, explore some the the city’s historic market towns or just marvel at the natural wonders of attractions like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.