It's worth seeking out this characterful inn, located 10 miles north of Wimborne Minster, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite a stylish makeover, the building retains many of its original 17th-century period features, such as the bar, flagstone floors, and inglenook fireplace. Bedrooms have a country house feel, some with four-posters. Good fresh Modern British food, from slow-roasted pork belly to pan-fried salmon, is available daily in the bar, or, on weekends, in the more formal Shed restaurant.
Farnham, DT11 8DE, England