Expect a bar full of locals, families, dogs and even chickens under foot at this attractive pub. Situated in a picturesque village, the 17th-century inn has a welcoming and traditional atmosphere engendered by ancient beams, open fires in winter and huge inglenooks, one with an original bread oven. Palmers ales are on tap, along with various ciders, while home-made meals embrace Dorset charcuterie boards; fresh fish, ‘proper’ double crusted pies and excellent steaks. Regular events include folk music and poetry.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday lunch
Opening times: 12–2.30 6–11 (Sunday 12–10)
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–2
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7–9, Sunday 6–8
Food and drink
Real ales available: Best Bitter, Copper Ale, 200, Dorset Gold
Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Sheppy's, Dorset Orchard Apple Bee
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
Allowed in garden
On A37, between Dorchester and Yeovil, follow signs to Cattistock.