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The Hambro Arms

A thriving pub in an unusual village

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 smoked mackerel and crab pâté, or grilled haloumi. Then saddle of rabbit, braised in cider with a wild mushroom, tarragon and cream sauce; fish pie; or butternut squash, basil and pine nut risotto. Catch the July beer festival.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11–11
  • Lunch: all week winter 12–2.30, summer all day
  • Dinner: all week winter 6–8.30, summer all day

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, July


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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