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The Acorn Inn

28 Fore Street, EVERSHOT, Dorchester, DT2 0JW

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Plumb in the middle of Thomas Hardy's favourite stretch of England, the 16th-century coaching inn makes an appearance in Tess of the d'Urbervilles as the Sow and Acorn. To start, grilled local goats' cheese in orange dressing may be a safer bet than the more ambitious truffled gnocchi, but there's nothing wrong with correctly cooked plaice on the bone with triple-cooked chips and caper butter, and it's worth the wait for a slow roasting of pork belly, served with appled mash in Madeira jus. The chocolate fondant is styled 'melt-in-the-middle' in supermarket fashion, but is a superior sponge with unctuous oozy filling, accompanied by brilliantly intense salted caramel ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01935 83228
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British
Chef: Guy Horley
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.00
Sunday lunch: £14.00-£16.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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From A37 between Yeovil & Dorchester, follow Evershot & Holywell signs, 0.5m to inn
Nearest station: Yeovil Junction

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