Local activities & suppliers

Our favourite activities

There are lots of great things to do in Dorset and some of our favourite activities are right on the doorstep of The Manor. Here is a list of the best.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Purbeck Shooting School has been in operation for over 15 years, occupies one of the best sites in the UK and has been voted as the Best Shooting Ground in the UK. The site occupies some 50 acres of mixed heath land and conifer plantation.

Quad Biking, Paint balling and Archery
Jurassic Coast Kayaking, Coasteering and cycle tours

With two locations and on the beach parking, pristine water, incredible coastline and great local amenities Jurassic Coast’s locations are a great place to spend the day.

The only company permitted to operate out of Lulworth Cove and enter the local caves.

A-line Taxis Dorchester and Luxury Wedding Vehicle Hire
  • Longest established Taxi Company in Dorchester – serving the community for over 40 years.
  • A wide selection of luxury vehicles for special occasions e.g Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi – Chauffeur driven.
  • Six to Eight seaters upon request.

For your special event

Whether it is a celebration meal for 10 or a wedding for 150, we will be able to help.

Louisa Loasby

A private chef with great quality, delicious menus.

Gordy Sutherland

Events and owner of the award winning Tea Rooms

Posh Pigs Hog Roast

The best Dorset hog roast

Arctic Trailers

Refrigerated trailers, perfect for weddings and large parties

Floral arts

Beautiful floral designs for weddings and parties

Luke Woods Photography

Wedding photography that dreams are made of.

Local restaurants and pubs

There are some fantastic places to eat in Dorset, here are a few of our favorites

Best Gastro pub – The Wise Man

Traditional village pub meets rustic gastro cuisine. Situated in the heart of the pretty village of West Stafford, close to Hardy’s Cottage which can be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful walks or popular cycle routes in the area.

Best Sunday Lunch – Moreton Tea Rooms

Award-winning Tea rooms.

Michelin star – Sienna, Dorchester

Modern British food, fresh seasonal ingredients, fine wines & friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere.

One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes, Good Food Guide 2014, Hardens Restaurant Guide 2014

Best view – Shell bay

Restaurant and bistro in a setting like no other. Nuzzled on the edge of the Isle of Purbeck, overlooking stunning Brownsea Island, the waters of Poole Harbour and Sandbanks.