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Dorchester’s Pubs: Part Two

Friday, March 25th, 2011

You may have seen our blog post from a couple of weeks ago on some of our favourite pubs. Unfortunately we couldn’t do justice to all Dorchester’s fantastic pubs in one post, so we decided to do another with a few more of our local favourites.

When the weather is as gorgeous as it has been this week, many of our town’s pubs really come into their own. The lighter evenings mean that we are all the more eager to get out of the house and enjoy some local nightlife, and it hopefully won’t be too long before it will be warm enough to sit out in Dorchester’s pub beer gardens, basking in the sunshine with a cool pint of local beer or cider.

Here’s a few pubs you might be familiar with, and if you are not, then we urge you to give them a visit…

The Junction Hotel
The Junction Hotel

The Junction Hotel


The Junction Hotel sits right in the heart of Dorchester, on the doorstep of the town centre and the famous market. Though it serves as a hotel for many visitors to the town, the heart and soul of the Junction is the pub itself.

There is a lively, bustling atmosphere in the evenings, but you can still always find a cosy corner for a quiet drink if you want to. The selection of ales, lagers and wines available is exemplary, and there will be plenty on the food menu to whet your appetite – from great main courses like pork and cider hotpot to delightful deserts like the cheesecake trio.

The Sydney Arms

The Sydney Arms is the pub where there’s always something going on! With darts, poker and pool leagues going on during week nights, and discos and karaoke nights on the weekends, there’s never a dull moment!

And that’s not all. The Sydney Arms also have weekly steak nights and a Sunday carvery, so it’s well worth a visit for foodies. The carvery comes in three sizes – child, adult, and ‘The Giant’ for those who really like a challenge!

The Borough Arms
The Borough Arms

The Borough Arms


A super friendly pub with a good crowd of regulars, the Borough Arms is one of a cluster of popular pubs situated on Dorchester High Street.

The upbeat atmosphere makes it a great venue on the weekends, and the friendly service will always make you feel welcome. Give it a try, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn is an historic 17th Century Pub set in picturesque Dorset countryside, less than a mile from Dorchester. The building was built on land once belonging to Henry VIII, and was formerly used as a blacksmiths.

The staff at the family-run Sun Inn are committed to serving food that is simple but also exciting and delicious. There is a carvery, an extensive vegetarian selection and daily chef’s blackboard specials. There is also a large drinks menu, with enough wines, beers and soft drinks to ensure there is something for everyone.

The pub has two large car parks, a garden and a kids’ play area, so it is perfect for bringing the whole family to experience the Sun Inn’s renowned carvery, available every Sunday!

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