When 14th-century workmen were building the slender church spire, one of only three of such vintage in Dorset, this is where they lived. Now ivy-clad, it owes more to its days as a farmhouse in the 18th century than to its medieval origins, but the beams and flagstone floors of this Dorset gem don’t date. Located on the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent, the inn has a lounge with a large, log-surrounded open fire and comfortable leather sofa; the main bar looks out over fields, and from the restaurant you can survey the valley of the Trent Brook. At the bar, Wadworth’s ales usually include 6X, Henry’s Original IPA, Horizon and The Bishop’s Tipple, with a guest alongside. If your visit coincides with lunchtime hunger pangs, a good range of lighter bites and pub classics has something for every appetite. The regularly changing main menus showcase country cooking at its best, using the best local and seasonal produce available, resulting in the award of 2 AA Rosettes.