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      We often get asked for local recommendations for Places to Eat & Drink, Things to do, Shops, Services as well as Places to stay.

So to make it easy for you we have compiled a list of these great recommendations!

 We're committed to working closely with our great community of local businesses that make our area unique and great. 


If your ready to experience the CWRC difference? 

Book your next journey now and let us take you straight these great places below.


Check Out Our Recommendations Below   

Our Recommendations for these great local businesses.

Things To Do

The Allendale

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Allendale offers a variety of spaces for conferences, fairs, or social gatherings – perfect for pre-or post-trip events. Allendale even provides catering, tech support, and marketing assistance, SEE MORE

Wimborne Model Town

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Wimborne Model Town is a 1/10th scale model of the centre of Wimborne as it was in the 1950s. During your visit you can get close up and personnel with the model building, be amazed at the detail of the miniature shop SEE MORE



Entoyment is a Hobby and Gaming Centre that offers a wide range of games and hobbies for enthusiasts of all ages and interests. SEE MORE 

Verwood HUB

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Our leisure facilities include a Varied Fitness Class Programme, 40 Station Technogym Gym, Personal Training Sessions and Studios for Hire. We have a Café serving hot drinks, food and snacks throughout the day, a Sports Hall at Emmanuel Middle School, Free Parking and Free Wifi. SEE MORE

Museum Of East Dorset


This award-winning museum lets you step into a historic house to discover the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. SEE MORE

Badbury Rings


Explore this fascinating area with its Iron Age hillfort, rich in history, flora and fauna, with some excellent views across the Dorset countryside.

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Places to Eat & Drink

Long Johns Fish & Chips

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Long John’s Fish and Chips is a family run business who have been serving fish and chips since 1948. It has been in their family for four generations. SEE MORE

Eight Arch Brewery

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Eight Arch's taproom is a pop up bar in their brewery in the heart of Wimborne. It’s a place for people to get together and enjoy our beers fresh from where they’re brewed in a fun, relaxed space with street food every Friday & Saturday. Dogs and children welcome. SEE MORE 

White Hart Pub

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Traditional English pub with a very friendly atmosphere great beer and traditional home cooked food, Situated in the Corn market in Wimborne 

The Minster arms


The Minster Arms in Wimborne is a pub with 10 guest rooms, Situated just outside of the town centre on the old Pye corner.

The Horton Inn

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The Horton Inn is a recently refurbished, dog-friendly country pub and hotel, located on the outskirts of the New Forest and just a short drive from the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast. SEE MORE



Entoyment offers more then just a Hobby and Gaming Centre, you can pop in for a bit of lunch or a coffee, which will keep you gaming on.

Shopping & Local Services

Sparks Barbers

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Sparks Barbers Verwood, our valued partner, provides exceptional grooming services for gentlemen and boys in Verwood and nearby areas. Operating six days a week, they offer appointments for convenience, ensuring a tailored experience. With walk-ins also accommodated, they cater to spontaneous needs.



Vetsmiths is an independent family-owned vets in the centre of Wimborne with client parking to the rear.  You’ll get to see the same vet each time and build those important relationships.

Rapid Mobility

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Unlock freedom with our flexible mobility hire services. From short- term rentals to accessible travel solutions, we offer a range of mobility aids for every need. With expert guidance and hassle- free rentals, SEE MORE 

Wimborne & Colehill Wedding Cars


Wimborne and Colehill Wedding Cars offer a range of elegant and luxurious vehicles to choose from to ensure your day is as special as it can be.

Lady Cabs


Lady cabs home a crew of all female driver and are dependable friends of us here at CWRC.

Clays Cars

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Clays Cars, based around Verwood  a dependable provider we can highly recommend.   

Ferndale Book Keeping

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Ferndale bookkeeping provides all your bookkeeping needs with accuracy and efficiency. Trust us to keep your finances in order.



For all your gaming and modelling needs Entoyment is the place for you, stocking ranges for all your hobby needs

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Glamping Site


The Minster Arms


The Minster Arms has 10 newly refurbished rooms, featuring Victorian style bathrooms and dark wooden furnishings that give you an instantly comfortable feel as you walk in. Our touches of Dorset Tea, espresso machines, 32” TV’s and Luxury Toiletries will also make you feel at home.

The Horton Inn

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The Horton Inn is a recently refurbished, dog-friendly country pub and hotel, located on the outskirts of the New Forest and just a short drive from the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast. SEE MORE

The Townhouse

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The Townhouse, a 5 bed property property with a garden, is set in Wimborne Minster. This elegant, Grade II listed Georgian town house is located next door to the popular Tivoli Theatre – perfect for a night out. Families, groups or couples will enjoy the delights of this charming town which has various eateries, inns, cafés, traditional shops and the beautiful historic minster. 

The Coach House At The Brook

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Recalibrate! Take it easy at this unique and tranquil retreat next to a sweet little babbling brook. Located in Wimborne in the quiet village of Canford Magna, The Coach House at The Brook was built around 1780. It’s linked to the main house by a central courtyard where you will find the entrance to this recently restored Grade ll gem. Perfect for a couple, the coach house is well-equipped with a comfortable double bed, a luxurious bathroom, a breakfast room and a large sitting room.

Little Meadows

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Finished to a high standard, this locally made hut located in Verwood is ideal for solo travellers or couples looking for relaxation or a great base to explore Dorset & Hampshire.

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