A stone's throw from the imposing cathedral, The George Hotel in Dorchester on
Taking my seat in the dining area, I had some initial misgivings, with the rustic charms of the surroundings setting off alarm bells that The George Hotel might not offer what we were looking for. And yet with a menu that managed to straddle lighter lunchtime dishes with more substantial proper meals I needn't have had much concern. And my toddler found the room particularly interesting, especially the suit of armour, which she excitedly tapped and asked for more information about. So antiquated surroundings can be a lot of fun.
With a party of five it is sometimes difficult to find meals that fit all our needs. This wasn't the case here, with a diverse range of meals being selected. The
Having perused the desserts menu we thankfully found ourselves with enough room to try a few of them. The mulled wine poached pears were delicious, a unique option that managed to be seasonal and original. The chocolate fondant was a scrumptiously rich delight, perfectly accompanied by a strawberry puree and sorbet. And the children's ice cream was excitedly enjoyed, even if the somewhat unique eating of a cone led to an almighty mess...
For the five us, two courses and drinks came to a very affordable £91.50.