We aim to assist essential business visitors to the area together with those visiting relations and loved ones who maybe self-isolating, in Hospital or Care during this most difficult chapter in all our lives.

In an attempt to support the public who still need to visit the area we are offering 60% off our usual tariffs.

The reduced rates are as follows:-

Room only £35.00 per room per night
Breakfast £9.95 per person per day
Further rate discount of 10% on stays of 2 or more nights.

The above rates apply to stays taken during March April May 2020

Beggar’s Knap is a small private 3 bed roomed Guest House where guests can fully isolate if they wish.

Self-check in and check out is available.
Breakfast is optional and can be offered in the privacy of your bedroom or taken on an individual

setting basis in our dining room.
We can cater for most dietary requirements upon request and availability.

Meal deliveries/take aways from nearby restaurants and eateries are permitted to be taken in your bedroom or the dining room.

Sanitised hand gel and body wash are available 24 hours. Free Wi Fi and onsite parking.

We are a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute stroll away from Dorset County Hospital as are most Care and Nursing homes in the Dorchester area.
Dorchester town centre and railway stations are also 2 minutes walk away

If you have any questions please call/text us on:

Mobile: +447768 690691

We are here if you need us. Stay safe,

Beggar’s Knap, Dorchester

Elegant Guest House

Dorchester B&B

A very warm welcome to Mentone Lodge. Sited on land formerly known in the 1800’s as Beggar’s Knap where Victorians would seek shade and picnic under the horse chestnut trees. Mentone Lodge was built in 1881 for Edwin Pope of the Eldgride Pope Brewery empire….now known as Brewery Square.

The Pope family and in particular Edwin’s older Brother Alfred became very good friends with Thomas Hardy. One can only imagine Mr. Hardy visited from time to time, maybe  having stayed in your very room after an evening of Port sampling!

All rooms are en-suite

Non-Smoking throughout

Colour flat screen TV with freeview

Hospitality tray

Parking available

Bed and Breakfast

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” One on the best quality Guest Houses in Dorchester. Bed and Breakfast at it’s best. I have stayed in many places around the world and I can highly recommend this accommodation. It is a very smart, friendly place with beautiful surroundings, happy staff and a fantastic breakfast. Not to mention very reasonable prices”

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Offering some of the best value for money accommodation in the area. Beggar’s Knap has been invited into the AA Best of B&B guide for the last 2 consecutive years and chosen as ‘Our Pick’ by the global travellers’ guide ‘The Lonely Planet‘.
Please call for best prices and availability Tel: 07768 690691



Beggars Knap B&B Guest House Dorchester

Please feel free to call and discuss any requirements.

We are only too pleased to assist and have a friendly chat.

Beggar’s Knap
2 Weymouth Avenue

Mobile: +447768 690691