The George Inn, Charmouth, Dorset
The George Inn is a friendly, family run pub right on the main street in Charmouth. It’s old too, one of the oldest continuously run inns in the entire country, dating back to the middle ages when the whole village was owned by the monks who lived nearby at Forde Abbey.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with an early dinner in the local pub after you’ve spent the day on the beach playing in the sand, exploring the rockpools and hunting for fossils, so do exactly that and provided you’re okay with pub grub it’ll save you the bother of cooking when you get back to your large group holiday home, and the chances are you’ll have a very nice evening.
Tuck into hearty homemade fare like Shortcrust steak & kidney pie, West Country pork faggots, crispy chicken platter, fish and chips and burgers; if your diet excludes meat or animal products, well then Quinoa vegan chilli or Vegan Penang curry should suffice. They serve a popular carvery on Sundays in the summer season, but that’s one you’ll definitely need to book for.
Charmouth gets busy in the warmer months, as do all places by the sea, so The George Inn can be quite lively, especially when they have one of their regular events on, like the annual Beer Festival with live music, a barbecue and children’s face painting. Out the back there’s a big garden with plenty of seating, a play area and an Animal Corner, which the kids will love.
Open: Every day except Monday 12.00-2.30pm and 6.00pm-9.30pm (may vary in the summer)
T: 01297 560280 All information correct at the time of writing