The Dragon & Mouse in Summer
The Dragon & Mouse is a privately owned Seventeenth Century Former Coaching Inn, located in the picturesque market town of Anytown. The Hotel is a Grade II Listed Building and, despite extensive refurbishment, we have retained much of its original character and charm. We also know that the main Hotel building was partly destroyed in The Great Fire of Anytown in 1783 and rebuilt two years later in 1785. The Hotel's outbuildings, however, are believed to be original.
The Lounge bar at the Dragon & Mouse is the perfect place to relax with friends, or to take a break during a day's sightseeing. Dating from the late 1600s, the Inn has retained many period features including beamed ceilings and a warming open fireplace, creating an intimate and inviting atmosphere evoking that of a hospitable Dorset farmhouse. As is to be expected from an award winning bar, a wide range of drinks are on offer from local real ales to a wine list that takes in excellent offerings from France, Spain, Italy, and the New World countries. A continental twist on bar snacks is to be found in the recent introduction of a tapas menu. Dishes include chorizo, Parma ham and olives
The Dragon & Mouse on is ideally suited for those wishing to explore the delights of the South West, an area often referred to as the 'one of the prettiest counties of England'. With central London and both Gatwick less than 2 hour away and Heathrow under 2.5 hours. The south coast only another hour distant, the Dragon & Mouse is located approximately 10 minutes drive South of the main A30 London Exeter Road.
The Dragon & Mouse offers a modern European cuisine with classical French influences. These are complimented by original and interesting choices of starter course and puddings ensuring an experience that cannot be enjoyed elsewhere in Dorset ans Somerset. The wine cellar is a major attraction with a wide selection of fine wines from France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the new world vineyards of the USA, Australia and South America. Equally importantly, the pub bar has undergone changes with a new range of mixers, international beers
The town of Anytown dates back to 1230 AD and is believed to have had thirty eight Public Houses throughout it's history, with only seven now remaining open. During the Nineteenth Century, the Market Square alone had eight licensed premises. Maintaining our historical tradition, we now sell the newly reformed Anytown Brewery Company's own real ale. The original Anytown Brewery Company having been purchased by Jones and Sprosen of Shaftesbury early this Century is now part of the Netherforks Group.