A Superb Dorset Pub in The Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Poundbury
It is all possible thanks to the investment and vision of the royal family, particularly Prince Charles, who owned this land and have developed it. That is why there are a lot of royally named streets and establishments in the area, including this one.
It’s now become a real community hub and you can often find local businessmen, residents, dog walkers and families all getting together here.
Styled to look like the Ritz (yes, the one in London) from the outside, and sitting next to a structure built as a nod to Buckingham Palace, you will certainly struggle to miss it.
The interiors are also extremely easy on the eye. They might not match the Ritz on the inside, but I don’t think this was the aim. Comfort and cosy are two feelings that come to mind as you walk through the front door, which is unique in it’s own right, fashioned from an old large copper barrel.
An absolutely gorgeous wooden staircase spans around 2 levels of seating for guests to the inn, the highest floor a function room that is bookable for private events. Following around the staircase are fantastic, beautifully framed pieces of landscape and portrait artwork. If you ever get bored while waiting for your food to arrive, you won’t be here.
The seating areas are inviting and social, with a decent amount of choice including this practical “pantry” space, ideal for having brunch and a chat, a quick business meeting with a client, or even lunch with the family and the dog, who is also welcome into the warm, The decorations, lighting, paintings and furniture of the place all stand together to make it a really stunning space to take in during your stay or meal.