A characterful guesthouse close to a beautiful beach

The Dolphin Hotel occupies a fantastic location in the village of Beer, on the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Beer boasts a spacious shingle beach, and many popular attractions suitable for all ages are located nearby. The area is a haven for beautiful walks, with the nearby South West Coast Path offering stunning cliff top views. For walkers with four-legged friends, they will be warmly welcomed at the Dolphin and can join guests as they drink and dine in the Port Lounge and Starboard Lounge bars.

This friendly inn is the perfect spot for a hearty meal and is renowned for generous portions of quality home-cooked food, using the best local produce available and with a particular focus on fresh fish and seafood. In addition, the Dolphin has a bright and spacious function room, offering a flexible and inviting space for many events, from wedding receptions to meetings.

Eat at The Dolphin Hotel

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Drink at The Dolphin Hotel

Join us to experience our carefully curated drinks menu and sample the Hall & Woodhouse famous Badger Beer

It was deep in Dorset’s rolling hills and patchwork fields, in 1777, that local farmer Charles Hall brewed our first beer. A union of the Hall & Woodhouse families soon followed and the story of Badger Beer had begun.

To create the distinctive character of our delicious Badger Beers, Hall & Woodhouse combine hops and malted barley with pure spring water which has been filtered naturally through the Cretaceous chalk downs of Dorset. Our comprehensive range of cask beers, all with distinctive characters, is available throughout the year, although our offering does vary seasonally.

Events at The Dolphin Hotel

From Live Music to special occasions, book your table at The Dolphin Hotel for a great experience all round!


Join our friendly team - we are looking for new staff!

If you are looking for a new role then please message Kim or pop in and see her for a chat.

See our Recruitment page for current vacancies