The George Inn is fast becoming a Chideock institution. Every Thursday, come rain or shine, the pub’s wood-burning pizza oven is fired up. From the al fresco dining terrace, hungry diners watch on as busy chefs produce impressive pizzas made from homemade dough and a choice of delicious toppings.
The regular menu boasts intriguing dishes and plenty of pub favourites. On our visit, the seasonal specials board listed mouth-watering options including a starter of flat-topped mushrooms smothered in melted Dorset Blue Vinney, a delicious combination of tangy cheese and earthy mushrooms. The pub’s homemade chorizo Scotch egg arrived with a side garnish of salad and lemon mayonnaise. For the main course, I couldn’t resist the sea bass fillets served on a bed of salty samphire, accompanied by piping hot, perfectly cooked new potatoes and vegetables. Traditional desserts on offer included sticky toffee pudding, treacle tart and apple dumplings. My companion and I opted for the homemade ice cream, an indulgent combination of creamy white chocolate ice cream and crispy, sweet honeycomb.
Popular with locals and holidaymakers throughout the year, this traditional thatched pub also boasts a great bar specialising in Palmers award-winning cask ales. With fabulous food, attentive staff, quiz nights and live music, the dog-friendly George Inn is well worth a visit.