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The Red Lion Hotel

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Overview of The Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star B&B in Dorchester with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

165 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
A352, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, England, DT2 8LE
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Durdle Door - 7 min drive
  • Durdle Door Beach - 7 min drive
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center - 7 min drive
  • Lulworth Cove - 7 min drive
  • Weymouth Beach - 16 min drive
  • Weymouth Harbour - 18 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 14 min drive
  • Chesil Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 119 min drive
  • Wool Station - 4 min drive
  • Dorchester Moreton Station - 9 min drive
  • Wareham Station - 11 min drive


  • Ship Inn - 3 min drive
  • The New Inn - 8 min drive
  • Cafe 101 - 3 min drive
  • Orchard Tea Room - 8 min drive
  • Black Bear Inn - 4 min drive

About this property

The Red Lion Hotel

At The Red Lion Hotel, you'll be 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Durdle Door and 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Lulworth Cove. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby


  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Red Lion Inn Dorchester
Red Lion Dorchester
Red Lion
The Red Lion
The Red Lion Hotel Dorchester
The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast
The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast Dorchester

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Red Lion Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion Hotel?
As of 1 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Red Lion Hotel on 13 Jun 2023 start from £115, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. A pet fee will be charged. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Lion Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Red Lion Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, fishing and hiking. The Red Lion Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.



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10/10 Exceptional

Good stay
Nice clean room, excellent location, breakfast was very substantial too, literally everything one would need for their stay.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a lovely place to stay, lovely staff and food, 1 of our boys has an eating disorder (ARFID) which can be restrictive and cause issues, and sometimes stress for him, but so happy to say not here, requested just some bacon for breakfast and the owner was happy to do this without questioning why or complicating things,such a pleasant change. Thankyou so much, set the day up for a good one. Hopefully will be back again !!!
Edward, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

A warm welcome
The Red Lion is now a family business, and what a lovely family they are. From first welcome to final farewell, they couldn't have looked after us better.
paul, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very hospitable staff and great food. Wish we could stay longer.
Wayne, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gary, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

brian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Jackie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money
Good value, nice room but a little small. Staff very friendly and helpful.Great breakfast!
Mark, 2-night trip
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