We enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane to celebrate the staying power of Dorset country pubs so much - we decided to do it again.

Here are five more pubs, both urban and rural in this area, which have lasted the course over many years.

All pubs are, of course, currently closed due to the national lockdown but we are very much looking forward to returning to some of these enduring watering holes when restrictions are lifted.

Scroll down to see which pubs have got tremendous staying power.

George Inn Weymouth, 1900

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This pub has an enviable position on Custom House Quay at Weymouth Harbour.

Wealthy businessman Sir Samuel Mico had purchased the George Tavern in the 17th century for use as his residence when he came to Weymouth to see to business matters, many of his trading ships came into what was then a very busy trading port.

When he died he left the building to the town of Weymouth, along with a large sum of money.

Imagine the stories told by fishermen over pints of ale in this pub!

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More recently this hostelry has been a popular watering hole for divers.

Today, known as the George Bar & Grill, this is a popular steakhouse and is also known for its rum collection.

Spa Hotel, 1909 - now The Famous Old Spa, Weymouth

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This image shows the Spa Hotel taken from the Old Radipole Halt.

The Spa Hotel was built in 1899 to replace the old Pig and Whistle which was situated on the opposite corner of Spa Road.

Charles and Grace Waltham were licensees there in the 1930s. The pub had a bowling green and pavilion back then.

You can still see the path going from the pub to Radipole Halt today.

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Here's an image of how the Famous Old Spa looks today.

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George Inn, Chideock, 1964

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Here's a car-free view of this popular pub from the 1960s. Today it's a different story and being sited on the A35, many motorists stuck in slow queues take note of this hostelry and consider stopping off for a drink on their way to or from the West Country.

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This charming 17th century country inn is close to Golden Cap and even has a secret beer garden and an outdoor wood burning pizza oven.

Milton Arms, Winterborne Whitechurch, 1904

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Rook Lane is on the left. There is a fence around the tree on the triangle. The thatched cottage opposite the forge was demolished when the petrol pumps and office were built.

The island in the centre of the road junction remains and the same sycamore tree is thought to still be standing today.

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Trumpet Major, Dorchester, 1970

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The former Eldridge Pope pub the Trumpet Major is a much loved pub in the county town.

It was originally built for use as a private residence known as Wareham House. It is thought that the Miles family lived there. Mr Miles was the manager of an insurance company in Nappers Mite.

When the pub opened in the 1960s this paper ran a competition for suggestions of a name. Appropriately, given its proximity to Thomas Hardy's home Max Gate, it was named after Thomas Hardy novel The Trumpet Major - Hardy's only historical novel.

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The pub spent nearly a decade renamed as The Original Thomas Hardy but had its original name restored in 2012 following a refurbishment.