Local activities & experiences
In the fresh country air of The Acorn Inn, your mind inevitably turns to outdoor pursuits and inner peace. Here in the Dorset countryside, you can find almost any sporting activity or healing therapy. Nearby, you'll find opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf.
Our sister hotel Summer Lodge, located a short walk from The Acorn Inn, also has a whole host of activities and experiences for you to explore.
Executive Head Chef Jonathan Keane, originally from Connemara, is the culinary mastermind behind the food offerings at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Named best chef in Ireland 2019 by the Good Eating Guide, Jonathan focuses on the quality of the country’s produce and is a true champion of West of Ireland artisan producers.
Serving fine contemporary Irish cuisine in a stunning setting, voted Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2018 in the Irish Hotel Awards, with splendid views over the waters of Lough Corrib.
The intimate and informal setting is the perfect environment in which to sit back, sip on a drink or enjoy a delicious meal, and admire the sweeping views of Lough Corrib.