Protected by the Fleet and Swannery Trust a popular attraction on Dorset's Jurassic coast, the Fleet is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a nature reserve. It’s waters support 150 species of seaweed, 25 species of fish and 60 species of molluscs. Up to 5,000 Brent geese winter here and it is a haven for wading birds including oyster catchers, terns and redshanks. The village is therefore hugely popular with birdwatchers as well as walkers as it connects to the South West Coast Path on the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site.
The Elm Tree is used by many walkers hikers and bird watchers as a starting point for a coastal walk. Ramblers are welcome to park in the paddock to the side of the car park if they are returning to use the pub later.
The Elm Tree is a traditional country pub with a welcome for everyone. Children are welcome and high chairs are provided. There is a playhouse in the garden with toys and colouring books. We also welcome dogs and even groups of horse riders who can tie up under the trees in the paddock.