Entertainment & Nightlife In Dorset

Your Guide to Entertainment in Dorset

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Dorset. No matter what time it is, it’s always bustling with some fun activity. In Dorset, you’ll find whatever entertainment suits you – outdoor engagements, historic sites, family activities, fine dining, or exhilarating events. If you’re a fan of the night scene, Dorset never sleeps, so you can be sure to get the best nightlife experience. Whether you like to listen to rookie bands in pubs or pro DJs play in bars and nightclubs, Dorset lives up to expectation.A group of friends making a toast

Cellar 59

For a night out in a bar with character, the finest selection of good craft beer, and good food, Cellar 59 is sure to deliver. Their prices are reasonable, whether you are buying your beer bottled or draught. It is a great place to have a fantastic non-alcoholic beer and vegan food if you would rather have those options.

Phone: +44 1297 445086

Address: 57/58 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England

The Clay pipe Inn

Whether you are hitting the town on your own or are enjoying a night out with the kids, the Clay Pipe Inn is a lovely local pub serving a fantastic menu with loads of pub classics to choose from. With a family area available to make it easier to keep the kids in check and friendly service, you’ll want to stay a little longer.

Phone: +44 1202 632636

Address: Organford Road, Poole BH16 6JY, EnglandA couple on a date

The Square and Compass

Here, you get to enjoy a lovely view, a gorgeous garden, and a quaint museum. Take in the picturesque hills down to the sea as you enjoy a good drink and a delicious pasty. You’ll have a reason to stay longer in the pub due to its strong character and quirkiness if you manage to gobble their lovely treats down too fast. They offer fantastic vegan options if you prefer those.

Phone: +44 1929 439229

Address: Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England

The Boot Inn

For a night out of fantastic drinks and lovely food to eat in a proper English pub, the Boot Inn is just what you need. With music nights and other events, you can be certain you’ll be treated to the best entertainment to make your evening a swell one. Whether your taste is whisky, gin, rum, you’ll find a fine selection of options to choose from.

Phone: +44 7809 440772

Address: High West Street, Weymouth DT4 8JH, EnglandA lady dancing in a nightclub

The Wight Bear Ale House Micropub

This pub is for those who don’t mind a good serving of unpredictability as there are periodic music nights instead of the usual weekend live band and there are ‘beer maids’ instead of bartenders. Plus, instead of mainstream branded drinks, you get a wide selection of local brews. Every time you go, you’ll not want the night to end because the Wight Bear Ale House is simply that awesome.

Phone: +44 1202 433733

Address: 65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England

3 SSW top tips for entertainment and nightlife in Dorset

  1. Some inns allow children so call ahead to make sure.
  2. It’s a good idea to head out early as pubs fill up quickly.
  3. Call ahead to learn about entertainment plans for the night if you’re targeting a music night.