The Five Dials

There has been an inn on this site for nearly two hundred years. In the past travellers along this ancient route would have stopped for sustenance, friendly banter and a nights rest. In the 21st Century we offer similar hospitality but like to feel our levels of service, food quality, choice of drinks and a comfortable stay have come a long way. Above all, we offer friendly, personal and unpretentious service, whether you're in for a quiet pint, an intimate dinner, a stop-over for a business trip or a leisurely weekend enjoying all that our locality has to offer.


All roads lead to the Five Dials Inn!

Nestling on the leeward edge of the Blackdown Hills in South Somerset The Five Dials Inn is very close to East Devon and West Dorset, so you would find it hard to discover a better location to enjoy all the benefits the West Country has to offer.

A half hour drive will take you to Dorset's Jurrasic Coast famous for fossils, Lyme Regis and of course the legendary Broadchurch TV series filmed on location at West Bay and the dramatic cliffs along towards Burton Bradstock. The Blackdown Hills are a great place to explore for walking and wildlife with Castle Neroche Iron Age Hill Fort sitting atop a dramatic escarpment. The Somerset Levels are a fifteen minute drive away all set close to the delightful array of picturesque villages and market tows which populate this attractive corner of England. Half an hour in a westerly direction takes you across the Devon border to colourful seaside tows like Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth.