The Poachers Inn

PiddletrenthideDT2 7QXDorchesterUnited Kingdom
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About The Poachers Inn

The Poachers Inn is a family-run establishment in a scenic setting. it's known for having a warm atmosphere and excellent guest service.

There are 21 rooms at The Poachers Inn and all have en-suite facilities. Amenities include tea and coffee-making equipment, televisions, hair dryers and alarm clocks.

There is a picturesque riverside garden at this 17th-century establishment. Furthermore, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and surrounding sun lounge.

Meals and beverages are served throughout the day in the attached pub. The drink menu always includes real ales, along with other tempting options.

Sherborne Castle is accessible in about 20 minutes by car. Furthermore, guests can get to the Dorset County Museum in approximately 15 minutes if driving. Alternatively, The Dinosaur Museum is about seven miles from this hotel, and the only establishment of its kind in mainland Britain.


Piddletrenthide, DT2 7QX, Dorchester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1300)348358 | Fax: +44(1300)348153 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The Staff Are Caring

Guests repeatedly mentioned how it seemed the staff could not do enough to help, but never seemed put out by requests. When staying here, you should find that it feels like the staff really care about making your experience the best it can be.

Memorable Food

Guests praised the food served here. They appreciated how the menu had a lot of choices, and generally thought that the things they ordered were properly prepared and presented in appealing ways. Some guests said they would come back for the food even if they did not need a place to stay.

The Rooms Are Well Equipped

There were numerous comments about how although the rooms are not fancy, they provided guests with everything needed. Many clarified that they'd be great for short stays, but also, because they were spacious, could be suitable for longer trips to the area too.

Negative Reviews

Squeaky Floors

Guests noticed that due to the age of the floorboards, they were often disturbed by the sounds of fellow occupants walking above them. If that seems bothersome, request to be placed in a top-level room if possible, or at least bring some earplugs.

Limited Ability to Use Technology

If you are planning to stay here for business reasons or may otherwise need to use your phone and Internet access throughout the stay, that could be tough at times. Guests often said they were not able to get mobile phone signals due to the relatively remote setting. Furthermore, they mentioned that the property's Wi-Fi only covers the public areas and not the rooms.

The Bathrooms Are Sometimes Dirty

Guests mentioned that the bathrooms were occasionally not as clean as they should have been. However, most just viewed that shortcoming as a minor fault.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 241 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 241 reviews