yalbury cottage
lower bockhampton
dt2 8pz

01305 262 382

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Whats New at Yalbury Cottage...


November 6th 13th 20th


Please arrive at 11.00AM for a cup of Coffee, the demonstration will start at 11.30

£35.00 per person to include a light tapas style meal 
Reservations have to be pre-paid upon booking.
Also available as a voucher.

Book on 01305 262 382

The Gallery Cafe

In April we opened our third outlet at the Sculptures by the Lakes. If you have never been then you need to make a date and go, trust me you will not be sorry. As you can see from the pictures below the Gallery cafe looks fantastic and is definitely worth a visit!

Whether you just fancy a stroll around the lakes admiring the sculptures followed by a spot of lunch OR a full day relaxing in the beautiful surroundings we can help you with it all. The Sculptures by the Lakes is the perfect place to spend a summers day with a picnic. You can simply grab a basket and fill it with sandwiches and drinks from the café and off you go, no fuss. Or if you are planning a special day (Birthday surprise, wedding anniversary, or even proposal) you can pre order from our Best of the South menu and book your own private island where we will have it all set up ready for your arrival.

Check out the Sculpture by the lakes website for more information and fab photos. The Cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. 


Yalbury at Sculptures by the Lakes

Ten year Anniversary

Jamie and Ariane are celebrating their 10th year at the cottage this year! I am sure you will all be surprised it has only been 10 years as the cottage has grown and changed so much since they have been there. It is amazing to think their son Nik will be joining the team in the kitchen this summer after his exams. I know that Jamie and Chris have lots of ideas for this summer so I look forward to keeping you all informed...... Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @yalburycottagehotel


Small Hotel of the Year 2015


Jamie and Ariane are absolutely delighted to have the honour of Yalbury Cottage being awarded Small Hotel of the Year 2015 by The Good Hotel Guide.

The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their entry as they do in most rival guides. No money changes hands, and the editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels.

Daily Mail Mail Online

'Cosy and friendly, this hotel in a Dorset hamlet is a conversion of 300-year-old thatched cottages which once housed the shepherd and the keeper of the water meadows. The bedrooms, decorated in rural style, look across fields. Ariane and Jamie Jones are the welcoming owners; his cooking of pork tenderloin with Blue Vinny sauce and duck liver parfait is sensational.’ The Daily Mail - MailOnline

Hardens restaurant guides

Yalbury Cottage has been awarded the 20th Best Restaurant with Rooms in the UK!

In association with Harden’sThe Times awarded us 20th Best Restaurant with Rooms in the UK on the 8th November 2013.

Harden guides are based on what is now the largest annual survey of restaurant-goers in the UK - so a huge thank you to our lovely customers for your fantastic reviews that have given us a place on this very fine list. We are very proud and hugely grateful!

Michelin Guide in 2013


michelin guide 2013


We are over the moon to announce we have been awarded two sets of cutlery from the Michelin Guide in 2013.

Dorset Magazine

Yalbury Cottage restaurant of the year for Dorset Magazine

We won restaurant of the year for Dorset Magazine in 2013.