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.
Meet Shane Kerrigan their Concierge Supervisor and Jenny Gavin their Spa Supervisor.
These awards recognise our commitment to our people and creating a fun, creative and inspiring culture, including career growth and opportunities for all, as well as our far-reaching commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusivity.
RCH IDEA is a company-wide initiative, focusing on the promotion of equality and diversity. IDEA’s overall goal is to help Red Carnation Hotels become a more inclusive employer and encourage a more compassionate workforce. This initiative aids in the fair recruitment and promotion of people from all protected characteristic groups, including ethnicity and sexuality.
Our eight existing identity circles – including Women, Pride, Culture, Age, and Neurodiverse – meet monthly, both separately and together, to discuss challenges in the workplace and bring forward actionable change.
Today the collection proudly stands at 20 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define our family-owned and run business.