Summertime in Britain is all about appreciating the simple joys life has to offer; cold bears and laughs in the garden with your best buddies, barbecued beef burgers covered in crispy bacon and coated in ketchup in a nice soft bun, and captivating countryside vistas where you can sit back, relax, and watch the sun set against rolling green hills in the distance – and nowhere does that better than The Greyhound in Dorchester.
Situated in the stunning village of Sydling St Nicholas right in the beating heart of Thomas Hardy country, this is what Britain’s all about. Follow the gentle trout stream weaving itself through this gorgeous little village of pastel-painted flint and stone houses as you breathe in the unforgettable views of the chalk hills around you, surrounded by watercress farms and picturesque thatched cottages pulled straight from a postcard. Then, after you’ve had enough time in the sun exploring this stunning area, stop off at your destination, The Greyhound, a handsome, centuries-old coaching inn sat proudly and rightfully in its place amongst the beauty of its backdrop.
Twice named Dorset’s best pub for food and featuring in both The Good Pub Guide and the Good Beer Guide 2018, there’s much more to this inn than its enviable location. Exceptional high standards combined with a homely, traditional British ambience are what define The Greyhound’s dining experience. With a menu that changes daily to ensure the kitchen staff are always taking advantage of the highest-quality seasonal produce available, you’ll enjoy delights such as fresh fish just in from the Jurassic Coast, wild boar, venison, and the best Dorset beef. Whether you’ve popped in from your morning stroll for a hearty breakfast or you want to hang out at the bar with a glass of wine or a pint of real ale, you won’t regret journeying here.
In the winter months, the inn becomes a homely sanctuary from the cold, with its open fire, sunken well (where coachmen used to pull up buckets for the horses during stagecoach stops) and warm and welcoming dog-friendly bar area, but it’s the summer months where this pub really comes to life.
With weekend BBQs throughout the summer, including planned BBQ parties, and live music on the August bank holiday, what better time than this to experience one of Britain’s best pubs in Dorset’s loveliest little village?! Why not take a trip to Sydling St Nicholas this July 14th for the Sydling Village Fete and then stay overnight at one of The Greyhound’s elegant en-suite rooms complete with crisp white sheets, fluffy towels, sumptuous pillows, a comfy bed, and free wi-fi throughout?
There’s also a special summer offer this season – Monday to Friday lunchtimes enjoy 2 courses from their selected menu for only £13.95.
Having been completely refurbished throughout and boasting a beautiful glass and oak conservatory area simply ideal for enjoying the summer sun, there’s no better time than this summer to come down to the pretty Sydling St Nicholas and visit this perfect country pub.