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“Small Pub with Excellent Service & Food”
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The Acorn Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Evershot B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Acorn Inn is a delightful place to stay in the Dorset area of UK. The people are courteous, friendly, and very service oriented all the from John & Alex at the top to every individual on the staff. Everyone works to make your stay there as enjoyable as possible. The room was small, but quiet, cozy, clean and comfortable. The food was delicious and at reasonable prices. I had fantastic, smoked partridge one evening, and seabass on risotto another night and I loved both dishes. I'd definitely recommend this as a place to stay in the Dorset area.

Room Tip: My wife and I stayed in the TESS room which has a little bay window which overlooks the main street...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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ACAW, Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Acorn Inn and to the UK! We loved having you all to stay and so pleased that you enjoyed our little slice of rural Dorset. Thank you also for the delicious Texas treats that you brought! We hope its not too long for before your next UK trip. Very best, Alex and Jack

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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Cannot speak highly enough of our stay here. Very clean and comfortable rooms with all mod cons. Evening meal and breakfast beautifully cooked and good choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return here.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank Julie P
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ACAW, General Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Julie thank you so much for your lovely review of the Acorn Inn. We are so proud of all of our staff so thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on them. We hope to see you again very soon, best, Alex and Jack

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Looking back over my Trip Advisor reviews it seems that I rarely award fewer than 4 stars. I don't think that this is because I am easily pleased, but rather because we take a bit of time to research where we eat and/or stay so it is ever likely to be the case that we are pleased. This was certainly the case with The Acorn.

We were staying close by but decided to spend one of our Christmas-New Year holiday evenings eating out. The Acorn looked great on the website, and so it proved to be.

We were a party of 6 including my octogenarian mother and a full complement of our own kids aged between 17 and 24. Not an easy group to please, but The Acorn managed to do this with aplomb. The ambience is pubby and friendly. Great! The food is a cut above. Sufficient time has passed to mean that I can't remember exactly what we all had to eat, but I can remember that everyone was suitably impressed and tucked in with relish. The wine list too was good and particularly strong on South Africans.

Service was friendly and speedy and the 'damage' at the end of the evening did not feel too catastrophic (although I forget how costly it can be eating out when you are more than a couple)!

We have noted down The Acorn as a place that we would like to return to and, perhaps, to stay for a weekend. The company that owns the pub also has another hotel in the village, so there will be good opportunities for restaurant swaps.

Good luck to The Acorn. It deserves to do well.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Diptych
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ACAW, General Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

What a brilliant review; thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiance with us. Thank you also for noticing our new website, we are so proud of it! Summer Lodge is our sister hotel in the village; as well as a great restaurant they also have a fabulous spa so staying in Evershot can offer so many facilities for a relaxing weekend. We are currently offering 3 nights for the price of 2 until 29th March so now is a perfect time to book!
We hope to welcome you back soon, very best, Alex and Jack

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Had a great 5 night stay. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed bed breakfast and evening meal and every meal was excellent. We only booked a double room and room was quite small, our only complaint was the shower was completely hopeless, water only luke warm and no power, took forever to rinse hair!! The plumbing was noisey and toilet blocked twice and we only put tissue paper down!!! Would recommend management try shower for themselves!!

It is a great location for visiting the coast line and country side, would definitely go again!! Weather was not the best but the Inn was so relaxing it didn't matter!! Loved it!!

Room Tip: Ask for a larger room!!
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank karen_evans2011
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ACAW, General Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted that you found your stay to be both enjoyable and relaxing. We are extremely proud of the high standards of our kitchen and the fact that you loved the food is very gratifying. The character filled 16th century architecture does dictate that our standard rooms are a little compact but all contain luxurious furnishings, linen & fast modern technology. Jack & I do daily room checks & weekly room inspections so I was very sorry to hear about the thermostat and loo. We do have an excellent maintenance team who would have been delighted to fix these issues at the time. I am pleased that it did not detract from your stay and that you found the Acorn, and our staff, to be a warm, friendly and hospitable. We hope to welcome you back to the Acorn on another occasion.
Best regards Jack and Alex

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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of this place. The restaurant provides top quality food at reasonable prices. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful. The bar is very traditionally English with every whisky ever produced hanging above it. It has the feel of a true English country pub about it and very Dorset.

The hotel rooms are charming and a good size and again well priced. I will recommend the Acorn Inn to anyone who requires food or accommodation in West Dorset. We will most definitely be back :)

Ross Moore
The English Catering Company

  • Stayed: August 2012
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ACAW, General Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you both so much for such a lovely review. Jack is so pleased that you like all of his carefully chosen single malts! We now have over 100! It is great that you come to the Acorn so regularly and love it so much, thank you for sharing your views and we look forward to seeing you very soon. Best, Alex & Jack

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Really good food. lovely friendly staff who were really helpful, would recommend very highly, really good choice of wines and beers, and there was a good choice on the menu, and good value the mains only costing £10.95

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ACAW, General Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your sunday lunch with us and we hope to welcome you all back soon!

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

My wife treated me to a surprise night away at the acorn inn. The room was very nice complete with four poster bed. The food was excellent especially the pheasant and the breakfast, the real ales were great too. The staff were very helpful and attentive. I would highly recommend this hotel for a great weekend away.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ACAW, Manager at The Acorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. I have passed your comments onto our staff and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our real ales change weekly so there will be even more choices when you return! Very best for the festive season, Jack & Alex

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Address: 28 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Evershot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Evershot
Price Range: $127 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Acorn Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the centre of beautiful West Dorset and immortalised as the 'Sow and Acorn' in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles', the delightful 16th century Acorn inn is the perfect English country setting. Just over 2 hours drive from London, West Dorset is steeped in history and has many areas of outstanding natural beauty including mile upon mile of stunning coastline. ... more   less 
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