The Countryman Inn

Blacknoll Lane, East KnightonDorchesterDT2 8LLUnited Kingdom
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About The Countryman Inn

Located in East Knighton, the heart of Herdy Country, The Countryman Inn offers rustic-style accommodations with free onsite parking, Wi-Fi access and a daily breakfast. With prior arrangements, dogs are welcome in select rooms.

All rooms feature a flat screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, a clothing iron and a hair dryer

The hotel features an outdoor terrace and garden area, with BBQ grills and picnic tables. The children can enjoy the outdoor playground, while the adults can unwind by the open fires. For convenience, the front desk offers tour and ticket assistance.

Offering all day dining, the onsite restaurant is known for its Sunday carvery, home-cooked dishes, made from locally-sourced ingredients. In addition, the restaurant offers diet-friendly options. Guests can also enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Countryman Inn is located within four miles from the Tank Museum, Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, and Durdle Door. The Jurassic Coast is a five-minute drive away.


Blacknoll Lane, East Knighton, Dorchester, DT2 8LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(778)8208830 | Fax: +44(1202)237257 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely Location

The Countryman Inn boasts an ideal location for exploring Dorset's countryside. Guests also loved the local area, a short drive from the coast and the waterfront. In addition, the hotel is only two miles from the mainline railway station.

Pleasant Personnel

Most guests loved the high level of hospitality at The Countryman Inn. Reviews describe the staff as welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Guests arriving with their dogs appreciated the pet-friendly attitude of the hotel personnel. Guests also say that the staff is always eager to please and tends to deal with problems quickly and efficiently. They aim to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Dining Delight

The complimentary breakfast gets lots of great reviews from guests. The morning selection has plenty of tasty choices, high quality foods, and generous portions. In addition, guests very much enjoyed the onsite bar, which features a large variety of beer, tasty pub fare and heavenly desserts. If you're looking for a bit of entertainment, the pool table is a guest favourite.

Negative Reviews

Ready for Renovations

Part of the hotel and several rooms appear to be a bit worn down and guests say mild renovations and upgrades would really improve the overall impression

Cosy or Chilly

While most guests found their rooms to be warm and cosy, some of the rooms were described as cold and chilly.

So-So Shower

Several guests were a bit disappointed with the shower in their rooms. They said that the water pressure was weak, and the temperature often at most lukewarm, not hot. At times, the water temperature was also inconsistent, switching from warm to cold.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 280 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 280 reviews