Euan and Lizzie Cunningham's genuine hospitality make this a real community local and it's a popular pit-stop for walkers on the Wessex Way. It's a dog friendly pub too. In the light, open-plan interior, the real beers are Butcombe and Otter Bitter, while wine drinkers will find up to nine by the glass; there’s no separate restaurant. The menu changes seasonally and makes use of home-cooked, locally sourced ingredients to offer starters or light options. Sandwiches are available at lunchtime, and on Sunday a choice of roast meats is always on offer; specials are forever changing. There are occasional barbecues in the summer.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–10.30 summer times may vary)
Lunch: all week 12–2.30
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6.30–9, Friday to Saturday 6.30–9.30 Sunday 6–8
Main course from11
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
7 miles south of Shaftesbury on A350, turn right after Iwerne Minster. 5 miles north of Blandford Forum on A360, past Stourpaine, in 2 miles left into Shroton. Pub in village centre.