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The Hambro Arms

A thriving pub in an unusual village

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival

Many Dorset picture-postcards feature the 36 near-identical, late 18th-century thatched cottages of Milton Abbas, replacements for a nearby hamlet demolished by the privacy-seeking, landowning Earl of Dorchester. Built at the same time, the whitewashed pub thrives, its bar and outside tables perfect for a lunchtime snack, and the elegant Library Restaurant offering a full carte. Start with home-made duck liver and whisky pâté, or share a Mediterranean meze, including salami, chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes and Manchego cheese. Then pan-fried breast and confit leg of Bryanston pheasant; pistachio- and almond-crusted salmon; or wild mushroom and blue cheese risotto. Catch the July beer festival.

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Opening hours

  • Days closed: Monday October to March
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-11 (Saturday to Sunday 11.30-11.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-7.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9.30, Sunday 12-7.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Sharp's Doom Bar, Otter Bitter, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, July


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

From A354 (Dorchester to Blandford road), exit at Milborne St Andrew to Milton Abbas

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