The traditional pubic house with roaring fire is something many of our holiday guests seek out when visiting Purbeck and southern Dorset. The rich choice of country pubs, local ales, local food and friendly rural atmosphere is an attraction of Purbeck in its own right. In the winter the open fire or woodburner becomes a great place to relax with a pint and warm your feet after a walk or cycle ride.
Villages such as Corfe Castle, Kingston and Worth Matravers are all famed for their pubs and each has a unique local character. Many also have entertainments such as live music, traditional games or just jovial company.
Below is a list of Purbeck public houses with an Open Fire.
The Scott Arms Kingston Dorset
The public house in Kingston is best known for the wonderful view over Purbeck and down to Corfe Castle. On a clear day you can see all the way to Brownsea Island and across Poole Harbour from the pub garden.
The Scott Arms servers food and you can sit and enjoy your meal in the top bar next to the open fire. The top bar is also a popular hangout for local people and you will be welcomed to the friendly banter and talks about local events.
West St, Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH
Phone: 01929 480270
The Square and Compass Worth Matravers Dorset
This fantastic public house is known being traditional and extremely welcoming as well as having a fantastic view over the Jurassic Coast and entertaining patrons with music from artists who wouldn’t usually play small venues. The selection of local beers and ciders can be enjoyed in a lovely pub garden with views of the sea.
There are a variety of small festivals held every year including a stone carving festival, a poetry festival, a pumpkin festival and a folk music festival.
In the winter The Square and Compass is a cosy place to spend the evening. A large fire burns all day and the little snug is warm and welcoming. Many walkers and cyclists stop by for refreshment and warm themselves in front of the blaze.
Worth Matravers, Dorset BH19 3LF
Castle Inn Corfe Castle Dorset
This charming and friendly pub is a traditional stone built village pub and has a large open fire to add to the welcoming atmosphere. This public house just outside the centre of the village is popular with locals and holiday guests alike. There are lots of events and special food nights throughout the year.
The open fire is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists passing through Corfe Castle while traveling across the Purbeck hills.
63 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5EE
+44 1929 480208
Purbeck Holiday Cottages with Open Fires
For those wishing to holiday in Purbeck and enjoy a open fire or wood burner while staying in one of our Purbeck cottages we have a small list of some of our cottages with an open fire or wood burning stove.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely stone cottage within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Corfe Castle sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Care has been taken to retain original features of this Grade II listed cottage. It has been renovated with care to retain original features such as the beams, flagstone floors, open fire and attractive doors and windows. Wonderful walks across the common at the rear of the cottage. Centrally heated. Sandy beach at Swanage within a 10 minute drive. View Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage stands in a quiet lane within a 3 minute walk of the central square of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Corfe is renowned for its dramatic and majestic castle which is protected by the National Trust. The wonderful sandy beach of Studland is within a 15 minute drive. Here there is a two mile stretch of sand where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. The more lively small resort of Swanage is also within a 15 minute drive where there is also a long sandy beach. View Plum Tree Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset
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