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The Red Lion Hotel

3-star3 stars
A352, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, England, DT2 8LE, United Kingdom

Dorchester property with restaurant, aimed at LGBTQ guests
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Great place but the staff are the best, never have we received such a warm and happy…Aug. 23, 2019
  • Very good bar food. Ideal location for Lulworth cove, Bovingdon Tank museum. Room could…Oct. 13, 2020

The Red Lion Hotel

from A$178
  • Superior Suite, Ensuite
  • Comfort Double Room, Ensuite
  • Suite, Ensuite, Garden View

What’s around The Red Lion Hotel


  • Durdle Door - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Weymouth Bay - 3.3 mi / 5.2 km
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Lulworth Cove - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Lulworth Cove Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • The Tank Museum - 4.6 mi / 7.3 km
  • Tutankhamun: The Exhibition - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Man Of War - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Wool Station - 4 min drive
  • Dorchester Moreton Station - 12 min drive
  • Wareham Norden Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to LGBTQ guests
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

  • Weekly housekeeping provided

The Red Lion Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Red Lion Inn Dorchester
  • The Red Lion
  • The Red Lion Hotel Dorchester
  • The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast
  • The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast Dorchester
  • Red Lion Dorchester
  • Red Lion
  • Dorchester


This property caters to LGBTQ guests.

This property does not have elevators.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 50 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Red Lion Hotel

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Red Lion Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Red Lion Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Lion Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Red Lion Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Red Lion (4-min walk), The Countryman Inn (10-min walk), and Sailor's Return Free House (2.2 mi).
  • What is there to do at The Red Lion Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, hiking, and kayaking.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 90 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent position for visiting Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and on main road to Weymouth. Plenty of carparking space and outdoor seating. Room was very spacious and reception by staff was excellent with Covid 19 regulations strictly followed.
Lyndon, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing, friendly staff. Booked last minute and everything was ready for us. The breakfast included was delicious and everything was clean and sanitised.
Sophie, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very good location and nice area close to local beaches
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Red Lion is a very good place to stay.
Our room was well decorated and clean. Plenty of tea, coffee snd biscuits. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good and plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Penny, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Exceeded expectations
Jolene was very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Food was superb. Room was great, it had a really deep bath, very clean, plenty of parking spaces. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Teresa, gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stayed for one night, staff were lovely and friendly, room was perfect and breakfast was great!
gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay in a lovely old traditional pub.
The Red Lion is conveniently situated to explore Dorset and the staff, room and cleanliness were excellent. Would stay here again without a second thought.
susan, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovrly place to stay . The lady who did the breakfast and room was very nice.
Greville, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Friendly staff, good choice of beer, great food (both Evening meal and breakfast) and comfortable room.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The property was a period property with a lot of interesting features
gb1 night romance trip

The Red Lion Hotel