champagne bar

At Dorset House we have a fully licensed Honesty Bar – here’s how it works:

In the snug is a fridge full of wines, beers and soft drinks. Help yourself to whatever takes your fancy and let us know on departure what you’ve had so that we can add it to your bill. We leave handy tick sheets by the bar so that you can keep track – and if you’re here for a few nights, please feel free to use a bottle stop and keep your unused wine for another night in the fridge (Sorry - we don’t do wine by the glass)


Dorset House Wine List



Floreat Botanic Wine, Dartmoor 5.4%                                                              18

Blended with herbs recognized for wellness benefits to relax and enhance vitality. Low calorie and low alcohol


Ponte di Rialto Prosecco, Italy 11%                                                                   22

A classic soft and fruity Prosecco


Castlewood NV, Devon, 12%                                                                             34

This classic fizz has a delicate bead, crisp acidity and a long-lasting creamy finish


Castlewood NV Rose, Devon 12%                                                                   34

Succulent but not too sweet, crisp red berry acidity and a mouth-watering finish


Castlewood Vintage 2017, Devon 12%                                                             37

Pinot Noir driven, elegant and buttery with long, crisp, extra fine mousse


Local White

Lyme Bay Shoreline, Devon 11.5%                                                                    23

Complex tropical fruit flavours with a saline finish


Lyme Bay Bacchus Block, Devon 11.5%                                                            24.5

Intense tropical and grapefruit flavours with herbal undertones


Furleigh Estate Chardonnay, Dorset 12%                                                           23

A crisp and vibrant palate with a silky mouthfeel and zesty finish


Furleigh Estate Bacchus Fume, Dorset 12.5%                                                 26.5

Dry and aromatic with stone fruits and a hint of oak with a creamy finish


Local Rose

Lyme Bay Pinot Noir Rose, Devon 12.6%                                                         22.5

Full bodied with great acidity


Low Intervention Reds

Colomba Bianca Nero D’Avola, Sicily, Italy 14%                                              20

Juicy plum and cherries with soft tannins and a spicy finish


La Bacca, Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, Italy 13.5%                                             20

Sicily’s answer to Pinot Noir is fruit driven with cherry and red berry aromas and soft tannins


Touraine Gamay, France 12.5%                                                                          21

A classic well-balanced Gamay with fresh raspberry fruits


Barouillet Bergecrac, France 14%                                                                     25

Medium bodied with balanced tannic structure and acidity and notes of sweet black fruit and spice



We have an astounding artisan spirit trade in Dorset and the South-West and are constantly adding new finds to the bar. Particular favourites are Conker Gin in all its guises from Pink to Navy Strength and Black Cow Vodka, distilled from the otherwise waste whey that remains from the production of Barber Cheddar. Other local tipples include Beckford’s Run, Liberty Vodka, Kingston Black Cider Brandy and Pentire non-alcoholic spirit.


There is of course a range of Scotch to enjoy in front of the fire too.




Local breweries are well represented at Dorset House. Gilt and Flint is one of the few truly organic breweries in the UK. They operate a circular production process where the spent grain remaining after the brewing process is fed to the farm’s pigs who in turn fertilise the fields ready for the grain. Small scale brewing ensures that Gilt and Flint continue to produce contemporary beers and constantly look to reduce their footprint with cans being their latest innovation to reduce the impact of transportation.

We also stock beers by Gyle 59 as well as local ciders and cocktails by BarBuoys in Devon who pre-mix using local spirits to ensure that you can enjoy a delicious cocktail without fuss.