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Smart inn with seasonally inspired menus

At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly

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. Most visitors and guests cannot resist chef Tom Shaw’s frequently changing menus which feature flavour-packed meals such as roasted butternut squash with goats curd, honey and pickled golden raisins; followed by pan-fried hake with Galician stew, and River Fowey mussels; and finishing with black cherry soufflé, dark chocolate, griottine cherry and clotted cream. From Monday to Thursday a classics menu is available alongside the à la carte.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 27–28 December, 2–10 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–2, Friday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–7
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–9, Friday to Saturday 6–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Halfway between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum, on A350.

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