Those who like their booze will discover endless supplies: an honesty bar in the sitting room, the cellar bar downstairs (also open to the public and run by Dark Bear) has over two hundred rums. The Potting Shed bar and kitchen serve wines, draughts, bottled beers and local tipples.
Foodies will be tickled too: award-winning breakfasts may start with porridge and local honey, smoked salmon and avocado, The Dorset (full English) or The Veggie, homemade marmalade, freshly-baked pastries and their special bubble and squeak – all ingredients from local suppliers. Order light bites at lunchtime and sharing boards at supper.
Children and dogs are welcomed, there’s lots to do in town and the beach is less than a mile away. Bedrooms are supremely comfortable, bathrooms have homemade lotions and potions. A thoughtful, fuss-free place to stay with engaging owners.