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Museum Inn

FARNHAM, Blandford, DT11 8DE

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Victorian archaeologist General Augustus Pitt-Rivers was responsible for the Oxford museum collection that bears his name, and for extending the partly thatched Museum Inn, the core of which dates back to the 17th century. A brick-built fireplace and wood-faced bar make for a welcoming pub scene, where ploughman's lunches and sandwiches are the drill, but things get a touch more ambitious if you take a seat at one of the distressed wood tables for a meal. While there is a solid pub foundation to proceedings with moules marini?re or ham hock terrine with red onion chutney and toast, there are also excursions over the Channel for pheasant Normandy-style, braised in local cider, or into Med territory for aubergine and feta schnitzel on red pepper coulis. Fish specials from the day-boats are chalked on the board, and a section of standards offers the comforting likes of smoked haddock and salmon fish pie with gruy?re-gratinated mash, or honey-mustard glazed ham and chips. Dessert might well be Italian chocolate torta, or rice pudding ritzed up with passionfruit.

Further information

Tel: 01725 516261
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 25 or 26 Dec
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern, Traditional British
Chef: Simon Trepess
Number of seats: 69
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £11.95
Sunday lunch: £14.50-£16.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Museum Inn, Farnham


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12m S of Salisbury, 7m N of Blandford Forum on A354. Signed from A354 Salisbury Blandford Forum Rd
Nearest station: Tisbury, Salisbury

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