Autumn is the time to get out for a good old yomp around the countryside before the weather turns and none of us really want to go outside. We are blessed to be surrounded by some excellent places to eat who all prioritise quality and provenance.
So we thought 10 miles in a day was the most we would manage, particularly with kids in tow, so here are the ones you can walk to from us:
Home Farm is best for brunch on a Sunday. They are open all year around for breakfasts and light lunches which are served either in the Farm courtyard or in a converted stable. Kids will love the ducks, chickens and cows clucking around the yard.
The Museum Inn is a great Dorset pub to while away an afternoon. It’s got great style and ambience and a fantastic park for the kids across the way.
The Langton Arms, winner of Dorset’s best dining pub, is open all day, all week and is a stone’s throw from our door. Run by the neighbouring farmer, stop in to their butchery and farm shop if you need take away.
The Castleman Hotel in the enchanting village of Chettle is a culinary experience not to be missed sourcing fresh meat and fish as locally as possible whilst growing their own vegetables, herbs, salads and fruits but make sure you get organised; their three course dinners and Sunday lunches are extremely popular with the locals!