Resort Dorset on FacebookResort Dorset on TwitterResort Dorset on Instagram
COVID-19: Enjoy Dorset responsibly. Please follow government advice on restrictions and social distancing. Prior to travel, please check with individual businesses and event organisers for confirmation of opening times and restrictions.

Pub Walks in Dorset

17 December 2019

A ‘pub walk’ has been a British tradition for many, many years. It’s a great way to bond with the family, stretch your legs, breathe in the fresh air, and ultimately enjoy some quality food and drink.

Whether you enjoy a crisp countryside walk or you’re more of a seaside strider, Dorset has it all. Take a look at a wonderful range of pub walks in Dorset below.

The Swan Inn – Abbotsbury

The Swan Inn is located at the entrance to one of Dorset’s most beautiful and traditional villages, Abbotsbury. As soon as you arrive at the car park adjacent to the pub, you’ll realise that you’re in for a real treat. Wander down towards the village centre and take a left onto Church Lane. From here, you can walk through the country road until you arrive at a hill with a chapel at the top – that’s St. Catherine’s Chapel! Find the footpath and take that to the top of the hill for extensive views of the Jurassic Coast, Abbotsbury and nearby towns and villages.

Pub Walks in Dorset

Fat Badger – Weymouth

The Fat Badger easily has one of the best and most scenic spots in Weymouth and the surrounding areas. The Fleet and Chesil Beach are both very close the Fat Badger, both offering extensive views of Chesil Beach itself and Portland. Parking is available at both the Fat Badger and on-road by the Fleet, where you can walk through the scenic field and down onto the beach.

The Fat Badger, Weymouth

The Old Granary – Wareham

The Old Granary is considered as one of the most picturesque pubs and a top place for al fresco dining in Dorset. Situated next to the town centre of Wareham and at the riverside with the backdrop of the Dorset countryside, there’s plenty of scenic routes to take. Or if you don’t fancy a walk, you can always take a boat trip up the River Frome!

The Old Granary, Wareham

Lulworth Cove Inn – Lulworth

It’s very likely that you’ve heard of Lulworth Cove, and for all the right reasons. The Lulworth Cove Inn is a gorgeous coastal pub that is sat at the heart of (you guessed it) Lulworth Cove. Parking at Lulworth Cove is easily accessible, where you have a variety of options for your walk. If you just want to take things easy, you can stroll around the bay at Lulworth Cove or even visit the nearby fossil forest. For a more challenging (and extremely rewarding option), you can take the coastal path to Durdle Door and back.

Lulworth Cove Inn, Lulworth

The Saxon Inn – Blandford

The Saxon Inn really is the epitome of the Dorset countryside. Nestled in the picturesque village of Child Okeford at Blandford Forum, there is lots of countryside to explore and a wide variety of places to walk. It’s a proper country pub, for proper pub walks!

Saxon Inn

Red Lion – Swanage

The Red Lion at Swanage is within walking distance of all of the town’s beautiful assets. Swanage, a seaside town, is home to a lovely town centre that offers much to explore, in addition to its picturesque seafront. This gives you the option to stroll through the town centre, take a walk along the seafront – or both! Either way, it’s the perfect place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat after a relaxing walk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Splatalie (@splatalie30) on

Urban Reef – Boscombe, Bournemouth

Urban Reef is a casual beach bar and restaurant by Boscombe beachside by Bournemouth. Open all year round, a beach walk is always a joy in any season. There are plenty of route options: maybe take your walk from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier and back again, enjoying some tasty refreshments along the way. The walk along the beachside is 1.6 miles each way, but there’s always the option to turn back whenever you wish.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Perrie Pup (@perriepupadventures) on

We hope you're spoilt for choice if you're looking for pub walks in Dorset!

Please share or leave a comment

Latest Features

More Features...

Places to Go

Find places to go and things to do in Dorset using the options below.

Dorset Events

05 Dec 2020 to 06 Dec 2020
Bincombe Bumps Christmas Spectacle
Weymouth
05 Dec 2020 to 06 Dec 2020
Christmas Carols at the Nothe Fort
Weymouth
05 Dec 2020 to 06 Dec 2020
Elves at the Nothe Fort
Weymouth
05 Dec 2020 to 06 Dec 2020
Steam and Lights - Swanage Railway
Swanage
10 December 2020
Twilight Experience
Wareham

More Recent Features

16 Nov 2020
Shop for Dorset this Christmas Shop Dorset and it’s a win, win – not only will your gift please the recipient but by shopping locally online in these difficult times you’ll be helping our Dorset businesses. Below are just a few ideas for Christmas gifts and goodies. Cheesed off? – Well check out Delicious, the Weymouth deli that will deliver cheeses and wines to your Dorset door. Craig’s Dairy Farm Shop and Chalbury Food & Wine are open and well-stocked with tasty local ... Read more...
21 Oct 2020
Half-term Fun in Dorset So, it’s the October half term and you may be wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained in these restricted times! Well don’t worry, whether you are local resident or are staying in Dorset on a break, there’s lots to do throughout the seasons. Our Resort family has children of different ages and here are some of the things we plan to enjoy; perhaps you will too! Fossil Hunting – you may just discover the next big thing! Do be aware ... Read more...
28 Sep 2020
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events and activities include everything from Monster Minions to Ghost Tours and more besides. It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...

More articles available in the features section.

Sign up for Resort Dorset offers, events and news by email
Your data will only be used to send relevant information relating to Resort Dorset magazine and digital platforms. We will not share your data with any third parties, and you can of course unsubscribe at any time. Please see our full privacy policy here.