Fancy yourself as Dorset’s answer to Peggy Mitchell? If so, here’s your chance.

A browse through multiple commercial sales websites show that a number of pubs across Dorset are currently on the market.

Some are up for outright sale while some pubs’ leasehold are up for grabs.

Here are some of the many pubs currently on the market right now:

The Ship Inn

Bournemouth Echo: The Ship Inn in North Dorset. Picture: Christie and COThe Ship Inn in North Dorset. Picture: Christie and CO

Based in the village of West Stour, The Ship Inn is a substantial and attractive inn dating back to the 1720s.

The Grade II Listed property briefly comprises six en-suite letting rooms, three-bedroom owner's accommodation, main bar, lounge bar, and restaurant.

The main bar has character features, a lounge bar with stripped back oak flooring and part exposed stonework wall, while its restaurant is split into three separate sections.

The pub also has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, utility room, beer cellar and toilets.

It also benefits from an extensive beer garden, patio terrace, and car parking.

Its freehold is up for £725,000. More information can be found through this link -

The Spyway Inn

Bournemouth Echo: The Spyway Inn in Askerwell. Picture: Christie and COThe Spyway Inn in Askerwell. Picture: Christie and CO

The Askerwell pub is an old smugglers inn that dates back to 1745.

Walking around the pub, you can see how the inn retains many of its character features with a large open fireplace in the bar/restaurant area.

The Spyway Inn recently received the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award for the third consecutive year, which recognised it as one of the best places to eat in the area.

Its beer garden also boasts stunning views across the West Dorset countryside with new dining pods.

Despite its character features, the pub has also been refurbished including upgrading its bedrooms and reconfiguring the owner’s accommodation, redecoration and new furnishings.

With a guide price of £650,000, further details can be found through this link -

Martyrs Inn

Bournemouth Echo: Martyrs Inn. Picture: Fleurets Martyrs Inn. Picture: Fleurets

Tucked away in the scenic village of Tolpuddle is the Martyrs Inn.

Described by Fleurets as ‘well presented’, the pub offers an open plan bar/restaurant with space for 55 customers and outside seating to the front and adjacent car park.

The pub contains a kitchen with a walk-in fridge, six-burner oven, extractor system, three sinks, preparation and wash-up area. There is also a beer store that can be accessed internally and externally from the front of the premises.

The first floor has four bedrooms and the attic offers some potential, subject to planning consent from Dorset Council, for additional rooms, or for further private accommodation.

Its freehold is on the market for £435,000, with more information through this link

The Pottery

Bournemouth Echo: The Pottery. Picture: StonesmithThe Pottery. Picture: Stonesmith

This Poole pub, which reportedly dates back to 1862, is in the heart of this community.

The Ringwood Road pub has been improved by the current tenants during their eight years of ownership and is available by way of a Free of Tie Lease.

The Pottery with a public bar area, lounge bar area, kitchen, with owners' accommodation above the pub. The owners' accommodation contains two double bedrooms, sitting room, office, and bathroom.

The pub benefits from 30 car parking spaces, beer garden and patio seating areas to the front, side, and rear of the property for more than 90 customers.

Its leasehold is available at £60,000, with more information through this link -

The Clock House Inn

Bournemouth Echo:

If you have driven on the A35 through Chideock, this pub may have caught your eye.

The Grade II Listed thatched pub and restaurant is stone built and has undergone a complete refurbishment approximately five years ago.

Its brochure states the business has ‘strong and loyal trade all year round’ and experiences a high volume of tourists in the summer.

It states: “An inviting and well-presented lounge bar with large bar servery, carpeted flooring, two stone open fireplaces, beamed ceilings, projector screen and two darts throws.

“The restaurant is a cosy room benefitting from carpeted flooring, beams and a feature fireplace.

“To the side of the property is a function room/skittle alley (circa 60) with exposed stone walls and beams.

“There is a spacious commercial catering kitchen that is extremely well equipped and offers a walk-in fridge and freezer.”

Christie and Co is accepting offers in excess of £595,000 with more information through this link -