About Us

Drusilla’s is situated in the heart of “Thomas Hardy” country, set in rolling Dorset countryside with uninterrupted stunning views of the 17th century Horton Folly Tower and the lush grazing fields across the road.

Enjoy local real ales and ciders, lagers and World wines in our 2oo+ year old bar area. We were awarded Cask Marque inAugust 2013. Our inglenook fireplaces and low wobbly ceilings will make you feel warm and cosy.

Sample our delicious menus in any area of Drusilla’s. We offer a la carte, bar snack, specials board and special offer set menus daily and a fabulous roast on Sundays.  See our menu and special offers page for details of these.

Our mission statement is simple:

“To treat our customers with warmth and sincerity and make each dining experience as enjoyable as possible by providing a friendly service and good quality food in a warm, cosy and welcoming environment – all at a reasonable price that represents genuinely good value for money!”

We welcome well behaved dogs in our bar area

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Read what our customers have said about us!

We had lunch at Drusilla’s a couple of times in March – one trip was supposed to be for breakfast but one of us overslept, so we’re still looking forward to trying that.Posted by LivDorset on Tripadvisor March 2014

I’m happy to report that Drusilla’s is as good as ever. Their ham, egg & chips never disappoints, and on the second trip we both had the ‘menu de jour’, which was melon starter, a lamb main course and cheesecake & ice cream for dessert, all for £12.90.

I’d checked out the Spring menu on the website beforehand, so I recognised the ‘slow roast shoulder of lamb & Shepherd’s pie butternut & potato puree, pea & mint jus’ and was glad it was the offer of the day. Wow! It was delicious: the sort of thing you enjoy from the first mouthful to the last.

The cheescake was light and creamy, the ice cream was great and the redcurrants gave the right tangy contrast. I had a different flavour cheescake on the previous visit, and that was lovely, too.
Posted by LivDorset on Tripadvisor March 2014

Not long returned from a lovely two night stay in the ‘Dorset Down’ Shepherds Hut at Drusillas inn. My friend and I wanted to try something a little different and we were not disappointed! the huts themselves are better than some hotels I have stayed in. They were beautifully clean, very cute! warm and very cosy. Even the shower was better than the one I have at home in terms of water pressure! You’re provided with everything you need for a comfortable stay.Posted by KaysTravels2014 on Tripadvisor January 2014

The food at Drasilla’s was equally as impressive. We had Sunday lunch on arrival and the beef was the thickest and yummiest I’ve ever had. I promise you I am not being paid to write this! it was genuinely amazing. As was the pulled pork, roast chicken, fish & chips, breakfasts, crumble, cheesecake…. we will definitely be back Drasilla’s.

Thanks for a great stay :-)
Posted by KaysTravels2014 on Tripadvisor January 2014

I have just held an annual gathering at Drusilla’s Inn.
It really is hard to beat. Well staffed and food is consistently good.
I have had informal business meetings here, family gatherings, quick drinks and never failed to come away content with the service.
I remember Drusilla’s Inn from many years ago and under it’s current owners, it has become a bit special.
The location is great and the management matches it.
Posted by Mertal66 on Tripadvisor Dec 2013

We were recommended Drusilla’s Inn by our B&B (Chalet Belleville). The welcome was warm with a lovely log fire, the food was excellent and, even though we were strangers, we ended up spending a most enjoyable few hours in the company of locals and the owner.
The menu offered interesting and tempting choices for each course. The salmon mousse and prawn dish was simply delicious!
Well worth a visit and the chance to experience ye olde English inn with tasty, imaginative food
Posted by jnjcarlton on Tripadvisor Dec 2013

we spent two nights in the shepherds hut, which were beautifully appointed, cosy and warm. little touches made a big impression , like the torch and the umbrella by the door. we ate one evening meal here which was excellent quality, reasonably priced and ably served. the breakfasts were amazing. if we ever go to east Dorset, this is where we will stop.
Posted by Dunwich on Tripadvisor September 2013

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in the Shepherds Hut and can’t recommend it highly enough, the place was lovely, really well maintained and a high quality – really comfy and pretty too. The shepherds huts were located next to the inn which provided breakfast of a very high quality and we had one evening meal there too which was reasonably priced and we couldn’t fault with the ingredients being very obviously hand made and fresh locally produced. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful and we would have abosolutely no hesitation in returning. We went as a couple of friends looking for a peaceful break from city life for a few days and got this with the delightful surroundings and location including an early morning walk to the near by Horton Tower.
Posted by sarahathorn on Tripadvisor August 2013