The Chetnole Inn

Sherborne, Dorset
+44 (0)1935 872337

Updated yet authentic. The food is memorable, the bedrooms are pale-carpeted and comfortable, and beautiful countryside surrounds you...


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

This sweet little inn has the lot: a great position in a pretty village; lovely interiors that mix old and new; super food that draws a crowd, and three excellent, affordable bedrooms. Flagged floors, low ceilings and wood-burners keep things cosy inside, and you can eat in the dog-friendly bar or in the lively restaurant, even in the breakfast room if things get busy. The food is just what you want after a day in the hills, perhaps rabbit and pork rillette with a pear and squash chutney, steak and ale pie with thick-cut chips, warm apple and “Kingston black” crumble. Tea is served with homemade coconut ice, and the ales are locally sourced and constantly changing; try the Copper Hopper Gold Rush, brewed just three miles away. Spotless bedrooms upstairs fit the mood perfectly. All are big and come with comfy beds, pretty sofas, sparkling shower rooms with robes and lovely lotions. Sherborne is to the north, the coast to the south, and the Cerne Abbas giant between. Brilliant.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & dinner £9.85-£21.00. Bar meals from £5. Sunday lunch from £10.50.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £70.
1 Twin/double
From £95
2 Doubles
From £95



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon & Maria Hudson

  • Good selection of real ales
  • Local walks
  • Lots of lovely villages to visit