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Family-friendly thatched inn surrounded by beautiful countryside

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Located in countryside immortalised by Thomas Hardy, The Langton Arms is a lovely 17th-century thatched inn. Inside are two bars, each of which is a relaxing place to savour a pint from the ever-changing range of outstanding local ales and ciders. Traditional pub dishes are served in the bars, as well as in the Stables restaurant and conservatory. Expect choice West Country fare made from local produce – sourced in Dorset whenever possible, including beef from the owners’ own herd at Rawston Farm. Children, if you can persuade them to leave the fully-equipped play area, are spoilt for choice with their own menu or smaller portions from the adult carte.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10.30 summer 12–5 winter)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8 summer, 12–5 winter
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8 summer, 12–5 winter

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A31 from Ringwood, or A357 from Shaftesbury, or A35 from Bournemouth.

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