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The Gamekeeper

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Superior Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper

3.5 star property
3.5-star B&B in Dorchester with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
16 North Street, Dorchester, England, DT2 9QZ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Weymouth Beach - 14 min drive
  • Weymouth Harbour - 14 min drive
  • Chesil Beach - 19 min drive
  • Durdle Door - 23 min drive
  • Durdle Door Beach - 26 min drive
  • Lulworth Cove - 23 min drive
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 55 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 122 min drive
  • Dorchester South Station - 5 min drive
  • Dorchester West Station - 6 min drive
  • Upwey Station - 14 min drive


  • Finca Poundbury - 3 min drive
  • The Royal Oak - 3 min drive
  • Costa Coffee - 4 min drive
  • Goldies - 3 min drive
  • Convivial Rabbit - 4 min drive

About this property

The Gamekeeper

Located near a train station, The Gamekeeper is a great choice for a stay in Dorchester. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and bar.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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*
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 8 for adults and GBP 5 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 5 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per accommodation, per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Gamekeeper B&B Dorchester
Gamekeeper Dorchester
The Gamekeeper Dorchester
The Gamekeeper Bed & breakfast
The Gamekeeper Bed & breakfast Dorchester

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at The Gamekeeper?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per accommodation, per day.
Is parking offered on site at The Gamekeeper?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Gamekeeper?
You can check in from 4 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Gamekeeper and nearby?
The Gamekeeper has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Gamekeeper?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Gamekeeper like?
The Gamekeeper is located a short 19-minute walk from Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Travellers recommend the bed & breakfast for its quiet location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

The property was clean and tidy and the owners were awesome. Nothing was too hard. Would recommend anyone stopping through to spend at least a night. Look forward to coming back
3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent B&B
Wonderful stay at the Gamekeeper. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was fabstastic
Elaine, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hosts.
The couple that ran the Gamekeeper were fantastic, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast, kept us going all day. Very clean room. Wi Fi not that good but we were right out in the country and the riverside setting was lovely. Would definitely return if in the area again.
Valerie, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Made to feel very welcome
We only stayed the one night, and it was during the week when the kitchen wasn't open. Not an issue as we stopped for a meal on the way there. We were due to leave very early the next morning, and the owners went to every length to supply us with breakfast before leaving. Great atmosphere, and had a very pleasant evening in the bar with the owners. We could also take our two dogs in. Would definitely stay there again.
Debbie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very welcoming
As much as they could not do food due to kitchen issues. I had a really pleasant stay and great night sleep. The locals and staff were very friendly and I will stay hear again.
LEIGH, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Wrong time to stay.
We had a one night stay. Hoping for a quiet country pub that served an evening meal. However we were disappointed from the start. Staff did not know we were booked in when arrived, then shown to the wrong room, we had booked a superior room. There was a wedding party taking place so we were told no food was available in the evening. Asked could we have breakfast for an extra £7 pp on Sunday morning, told yes but only between 8 to 8.30 so passed on an early start. Ate in the Blue Raddler in Dorchester instead, can recommend. Returned to accommodation, we were locked out off the pub, and our room keys wouldn’t open the door member of the wedding party let us in. Thankfully the party music stopped before 11pm. Room was fairly clean, though there was dusty air vent next to toilet, noisy bathroom fan and mattress passed it’s best. Not a four star room and not exceptional.
Angie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Mid week stop over
Very friendly service and location was great.
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Michael, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Budget accommodation
Basic accommodation, tv, shower, toilet. Was comfortable, and very friendly.
David, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly and welcoming
We had a very comfortable stay at the Gamekeeper. The owner Kim was very friendly and we enjoyed a lovely evening of lively banter with him and some others from the local community. We couldn’t have felt more welcome.
Moira and Des, 1-night romance trip
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