Hamish stayed for a couple of nights in April 2010. He was among several dog guests staying – and more canine friends were visiting for meals and drinks. We had a couple of evening meals as well as breakfast each morning. To say The Castle Inn is dog friendly is to understate the welcome all dogs get here. The inn has very cleverly positioned itself to be one of the most dog welcoming places to stay or eat (or both) and to have a superb range of real ales (poured in the cellar) and an extensive range of local ciders too. There are no ‘nibbles’ on the bar for humans – but dogs can be treated from bowls of dog biscuits. If you want to take your dog and enjoy ‘real’ drinks this will be the place for you. On top of this the inn has thatched roofed charm and a fabulous location with good walking from the door – so even if you don’t have a dog, and are not bothered about beer or cider, you’ll almost certainly enjoy a visit. Breakfast was great – dog owners have places set for them in the two bars (non dog people can go in the restaurant if they prefer) and are greeted by a range of cereals, juices etc. Cooked breakfast is extensive and can be tailored to your specific wishes (for example, we tried scrambled, fried and poached eggs and picked from things included in the full-English). Every dog receives a bowl of sliced sausage when their owners get their cooked course. Both evening meals were fine – good portions too. On top of all this we were very impressed by the helpful, professional and courteous attitude of the staff (including the sensitive and effective way a ‘problem person’ was dealt with). Our room was quiet – ideal as we left Hamish for a few hours one day whilst we walked a route too demanding for him. If you love your dog and can find an excuse to enjoy the beauty of this part of Dorset (Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door both close by) you really should visit The Castle Inn.
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DogPeople Says : The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn is a traditional family-run 16th Century thatched free house pub and hotel with an extensive food menu and regularly changing local real ales, over 40 real ciders, near the beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coastline.
We serve a large range of locally sourced and home made meals, please see our website for a sample of our large menu.
12 noon to 9pm.
12 noon to 10pm.
Dogs are welcome throughout in both bars, the dining room, public areas, outside, and in the beer garden. We serve food throughout both bar areas, the dining room and the garden.
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