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2 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QS, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 178 reviews)
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 5 years are welcome.
All children or adults are charged GBP 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Please inform Beggar's Knap of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.
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Situated in the Brewery Square development, in the heart of the historic market town of Dorchester, this family-friendly Premier Inn Dorchester offers a bar and restaurant.
Score from 225 reviews Excellent
In Dorchester, The Casterbridge offers comfortable accommodations a 20-minute drive from Weymouth coast. Hardy’s Cottage, where Thomas Hardy was born, is less than 3 miles from the building.
Score from 134 reviews Excellent
Built in 1635, The Old Tea House provides bed and breakfast in one of Dorchester’s oldest houses. With free Wi-Fi, this Dorset guest house serves homemade food including a full cooked breakfast.
Score from 31 reviews Wonderful
The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the center of Dorchester. It has free Wi-Fi and a restaurant.
Score from 298 reviews Very good
The place is very unique and interesting. The room was spacious and was very comfortable. Mark the owner was a brilliant host.
The location is brilliant, room very comfortable, breakfast delicious. Can't fault this place
Aside from the fact itself that this is a beautiful building, with huge rooms and great services, it is located so near to the centre of the town that everything is very accessible, and the owners are incredibly friendly!
Nothing negative to say in the slightest
Well placed for a visit to Dorchester and the Brewery Square development.A house filled with antiques and a lovely host means you will not find a better place to stay in the middle of town too. A classic British B&B run professionally.
Sadly Mark missed the note on the booking form about a vegetarian breakfast but managed to cope.
Fantastic host, beautiful light airy room. Great breakfast
Towels had seen better days
The owner is a really nice guy, very kind and helpful. Breakfast was fine. good location, just near all the city best restaurants.
Booking over priced the Inn, I paid 80GBP for something worth half. I don't like taking a bath without a curtain, there was no floor mat in thew bath room, the noise from the road was terrible. Only after complaining - the heater was turned on. the house is old and needs some better maintenance! the TV is so small that you cannot watch it from bed. It's my first time staying at a B&B - too bad it was not a good experience.
Beautiful old house with plenty of history. Mark was an excellent host and went out of his way to make everybody feel welcome and at home. Breakfast was well cooked and tasty.
Traveled with father of 85 years old. He was cold.
Location and owner.
Cheap bed sheets and pillows. Bathroom - No towel rail, toilet-roll holder or surface to put things on.
The welcome. The atmosphere. The comfort of the room and bed. Big choice for breakfast. Catered with no problem with my coeliac diet - I took my own lactofree milk, gluten-free bread and lactofree spread (my preference)
Difficult to locate initially as on a corner and not clearly labelled from a car. Limited parking space
Mark, location was quiet even though B and B was central, communal dining table
Shabby towels, poor lighting in room - always worried looked like pantomime dame. Shower very poor. No drawers only wardrobe that could be tricky to shut. Kettle was a bad pourer!
Mark was charming and friendly. The house was delightful and full of character. Our room was an excellent size and clean.
Towels and bedding could have been of a better quality considering the cost of the room.
easy access; parking; simple to find; Mark was very helpful
Wonderfully welcoming reception from our host and exceptional attention to detail in respect of catering for our needs.
Everything!! Mark was the best possible host and nothing was too much trouble.
The house is full of interesting old curiosities. The location is great for walking into the town. The full English breakfast was one of the best I have ever had. Our big four poster bed was very comfy and we slept very well.
The parking area is quite small.
The owner was welcoming and very helpful. The room was wonderful loved the four poster bed and the decor. Owner recommended locations to eat dinner which was very good of him. Owner allowed us to leave our luggage safely for a few hours. So so kind and helpful. Many thanks
as with some of the other reviewers the car parking was a little stressful and getting out of the car park. however this is not something the owner can resolve. No top bed sheet in such hot weather made it a little too warm for us at night thus affecting our sleep.
Mark is an excellent host, attentive but not intrusive. He has made the most of this victorian town house's dramatic potential, but it is also homely and personal. I really enjoyed staying here.
The room was large and very sumptuously decorated. Mark, the owner, was very attentive and very knowledgable about the area. He couldn't do enough for us,but at the same time, was very unobtrusive. The breakfast was fabulous. Would definitely go back. It was fabulous. Location was excellent.
Beautiful room perfect location incredibly friendly service fantastic breakfast cannot praise it highly enough
not a single thing
I actually had the misfortune to break my ankle in Dorchester town following a wedding and a member of guest house staff kindly brought all my belongings to me in the hospital!
Made to feel very welcome at all times and recommended places to eat locally. The room was extremely comfortable with a large super king bed and the added bonus of tea/coffee, bottled water, fruit and biscuits. Shower room spotlessly clean and shower worked efficiently. Breakfast was cooked to order, delicious and served at a large shared table. A wonderful overnight stay.
Comfortable bed, elegant room, helpful owner, good breakfast
Having no shower curtain when a notice on the wall specifically asked for no water to be allowed to go on the floor of the old house. Parking can be complicated but the owner is very helpful to arrange parking as well as possible.
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