Charming village pub serving hearty food and Dorset ales
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Open all year
This 17th-century former coaching inn is a must-visit destination in Cranborne Chase, nearly 400-square miles of rolling chalk downland. Badger Best shares bar space with Dorset and Somerset ciders. Choose a table near one of the wood-burning stoves for something hearty from the daily-changing menu, which includes an abundance of local produce. Try the retro prawn cocktail followed by the steak, mushroom and ale pie.