Our real ale pubs in Dorset are perfect for beer lovers, with proper Butcombe beers and real ales on tap in a traditional British pub atmosphere alongside locally-sourced, delicious, classic pub food.
Pop in and grab a pint of real ale at our CAMRA-recommended pubs, and marvel at our impressive selection of Butcombe beers and real ales.
Real Ale Pubs & Inns in Dorset
Stop by one of our real ale pubs in Dorset, close to popular attractions like Lulworth Cove, the New Forest National Park, Durdle Door, Bindon Hill, and the Jurassic Coast, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beers, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals.
The Avon Causeway in Christchurch
Enjoy a pint of proper Butcombe beer at the Avon Causeway pub, a converted 18th-century coaching inn. Take a break and soak up the sun in the pleasant beer garden, or warm up next to a crackling open fire indoors, perfect for winter months. Stay for a bite to eat at the restaurant serving locally-sourced produce, or stay for a little longer in the country-chic accommodation.
The Castle Inn in West Lulworth
Make your seaside staycation extra-special and stop by The Castle Inn for a pint. Whether you’re exploring the Jurassic Coast, visiting Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, or Durdle Door, you deserve a break. Indulge with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beers, a glass of fine wine, or your favourite tipple, in the beautiful courtyard terrace, or cosy up inside the 16th-century inn with a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal.
The Fish Inn in Ringwood
Whether you’re looking for a quick pit-stop while exploring the New Forest, or you need a longer break to catch your breath after trekking across the Hampshire countryside, pop into The Fish Inn in Ringwood for a pint and a classic pub dish. From refreshing IPAs to rich stouts, you’ll find the Butcombe pint for you at The Fish Inn.
The Museum Inn in Blandford Forum
For a refreshing pint, quick bite, or a more substantial pub meal, visit The Museum Inn. When you’re exhausted after exploring the rugged landscape of Cranborne Chase, stopping for a snack near the New Forest National Park or preparing for an afternoon walk in the Dorset or Hampshire countryside, The Museum Inn is the perfect place to take a break. Indulge with a hand-pulled Butcombe beer, tasty bar snack, or your favourite hearty classic dish in the heart of the Dorset downlands.
The Pavilion Arms in Bournemouth
Quench your thirst after exploring Bournemouth’s famous beaches and take a break in the pleasant beer garden at The Pavilion Arms gastropub, with a vast range of award-winning Butcombe beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic tipples behind the bar. Stay for a bite to eat, if you’re feeling peckish, with a menu chock-full of bar snacks, hearty classic pub dishes, and decadent desserts.
Goat & Tricycle
A favourite of Bournemouth locals, the Goat & Tricycle pub is at the heart of the town centre, close to the Triangle – a perfect place for an alfresco pint of award-winning Butcombe beer. Catch the big game, watch local musicians perform, or just enjoy a delicious, home-cooked classic British meal in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.