The Brace of Pheasants
"Well-equipped, individually decorated bedrooms in a 16th-century thatched pub," says Fiona. "The beamed bars have three ales tapped from the cask, 18 wines by the glass, generously served food and welcoming staff."
Details: Plush, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7RQ (01300 348357; braceofpheasants.co.uk). Doubles from £99