If you’re looking for a quintessentially British escape, then The Museum Inn makes for the ideal retreat. Set in the heart of the rolling Dorset downloads, it’s the perfect spot for a country walk. Throw in the historic Jurassic Coast just a short drive away, organised clay pigeon shooting days, and a deliciously hearty Full English breakfast and you’re set for the most British escape possible!
This traditional 17th-century getaway has eight individually decorated rooms. As well as boasting their own unique personality, they also offer a combination of rustic charm and modern style. I stayed in The Chase. Duck egg blue and dark gold gives it an opulent air, while the antlers on the wallpaper and the cute window-view of the village provide the countryside-chic.
Arriving on a Sunday for an overnight stay, it would have been rude not to delve into a Sunday roast. The pork belly was great, the crackling excellent. The winner here though is the dry aged sirloin beef. Well cooked and well seasoned, it provides a forkful of flavour in every cut.
The Museum Inn is quaint, it’s charming, it’s no-nonsense – it’s British. And as part of The Epicurean Collection, they dedicate their efforts to British cuisine and culture. Next time you want a countryside escape, consider this a real option. Especially while their ‘Winter Breaks’ offer is still on (until end of March).
For more information visit www.themuseuminn.co.uk