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Yalbury Cottage Hotel and Restaurant in Dorset

With a friendly atmosphere and wonderful views, Yalbury Cottage in Dorset is the perfect place to relax. Stay and relax in our lovely rooms, enjoy a superb freshly cooked breakfast and dine in our award winning restaurant.

Small bespoke weddings and parties are a speciality and we offer a great alternative venue for business lunches with easy and ample parking.

Just two miles from Dorchester in Dorset, Yalbury Cottage is set in the hamlet of Lower Bockhampton – the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex – walking distance to his birthplace, across the road from his old school house and around the corner from Stinsford church where his heart is buried.


Unwind and relax in one of our eight cosy rooms located in the modern part of the cottage, decorated in a simple cottage style.


Our award winning restaurant offers the finest of locally sourced produce from the surrounding area, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


Amidst the rolling fields of the Dorset Countryside Jamie and Ariane welcome you to enjoy the unique character of Yalbury Cottage.


in Brewery square Dorchester

Located in the Dukes fine arts show room Yalbury Café (YC’s to many) is a wonderful location for breakfast, brunch and lunch time treats.

Built upon the same principles as Yalbury Cottage,  good food and service with a smile.

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Online Gift Vouchers


Available to purchase online, our gift vouchers start at £18.50 and include afternoon teas, lunches, dinner and bed and breakfast packages. 

Your voucher has been beautifully designed and can be presented on a smartphone to be redeemed.

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What’s new at Yalbury?

Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Yalbury Cottage Christmas Menus 2021 Our Christmas lunch and dinner menus are now available. To Book: Phone 01305 262...

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