RestaurantsDorsetEvershotDT2

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Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “quaint pub in the tiny village of Evershot” – immortalised as the ‘Sow and Acorn’ in Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ – offers “beautifully presented, consistently good and interesting” food from Kenyan-born chef Robert Ndungu. It is the more informal sibling of Summer Lodge on the other side of the village, from the Red Carnation hotel group.

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The ‘Sow & Acorn’ in Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ – this fifteenth-century coaching inn makes a “lovely setting for a short stay” in Hardy country, and is a sibling in the Red Carnation hotel group of posh Summer Lodge a short walk away. It boasts a “varied and imaginative menu”“cooked with flair” by Kenyan-born chef Robert Ndungu, and “service is informal and friendly”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This fifteenth-century inn with a skittle alley in picturesque Hardy country was the model for the ‘Sow & Acorn’ in ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and, like the swankier Summer Lodge in the same village, is part of the Red Carnation hotel group. Here you get “similar food, but with simpler presentation” than at its sibling – “an all-round pleasure”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
60, 24
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.30 £21.50 £4.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
28 Fore St, Evershot, DT2 0JW
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9 pm
Friday6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday6 pm‑9 pm

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