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Dog walk and thatched pub on the Downs, Dorset

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Top class dog walk and a lovely old thatched pub to sit outside and enjoy the countryside and bracing air. If you're staying by the coast this is a delightful spot for lunch, and dogs will love the long walk.

Pub or Cafe Address

Chaldon Herring, DT2 8DN


Open Wednesday to Sunday. Lunch served from 12 noon. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome in the bar and outside tables. Booking is recommended if you want to sit in the bar.



This walk is magnificent, but it only works if you park up on your way from the A352. So, to get to the parking spot, turn off the Wareham Road at a crossroads signed for the Sailors Arms and East Chaldon. Drive up the lane to the top of the hill, and then park - there's plenty of space. WALK With your back to the main road (where you've just come from) turn right onto the very obvious trackway. This will take you for literally miles in a straight line with outstanding views on a clear day. After 2 miles you'll reach the Hardy Way long distance path, after crossing a couple of lanes along the way. Sheep are likely in one or two fields but for the most part it's livestock-lite.

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Edited: 31st January 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.