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Bar menu
Open all year

On the A350, between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum is The Fontmell, a stylish and comfortable country pub, complete with a stream flowing between the bar and the dining room. Linger over a pint of one of the weekly changing guest ales at the bar, or curl up on the sofa and peruse the newspapers. Most visitors and guests cannot resist chef/patron Tom Shaw’s frequently changing menus which feature flavour packed dishes such as goats' cheese soufflé with wild mushroom ragout; pan-fried pork belly with langoustines, caramelised cauliflower and cumin purée; or pan-fried sea trout with spinach, samphire, crab fritter and prawn bisque. From Monday to Thursday a set menu is available at lunchtime.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-2, Fri-Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 6-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Keystone Mallyshag, seasonal ale, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Rotating guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Halfway between Shaftesbury & Blandford Forum, on A350

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