Our charming 16th-century coaching inn transports you to the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel. Featured in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, our atmospheric inn boasts old beams, oak panelling, roaring fires and an original skittle alley. The beautiful rural setting in the heart of the Dorset countryside is complemented by our warm, attentive service and fine local cuisine..
We are delighted that our doors are open once more, and the Acorn team are looking forward to welcoming our guests back.
The museum owns the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, with the holdings of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy. The ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, medieval objects, furniture, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork, while the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western world.
The V&A also holds some of the most impressive exhibitions on art in London, boasting a number of large galleries exclusively for this purpose.
Staying at The Egerton means you can arrive nice and early, without a tiring Tube or bus journey, and before the crowds gather. This allows you to take things at a more leisurely pace, and when you’re finished we’ll revive you with one of our legendary Afternoon Teas. Just 100 yards to Brompton Road, turn left and walk 300 yards, and you are opposite the main entrance.