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Old coaching inn serving accomplished cooking

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Bar menu
Restaurant menu

The village of Cerne Abbas has a reasonable claim to be one of the prettiest in England, with its delightful stone buildings and thatched cottages. In the past, it was famous for brewing – at one time there were 16 pubs here. One that remains is The New Inn, a beautifully restored 16th-century coaching inn, now with new landlords. There’s a mix of contemporary British and pub classic dishes on offer – pressed ham, globe artichoke and truffle terrine with piccalilli; slow-roast pork belly and crackling, braised red cabbage, apple sauce and champ; or mushroom ‘Scotch egg’ with curly kale, Jerusalem artichoke and mustard dressing. Wednesday nights are steak nights.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5-11 (summer 12-11)
  • Lunch: all week 12-2 (summer all week 12-3)
  • Dinner: all week 7-9 (summer all week 6.30-9.30)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: IPA, Copper, Dorset Gold
  • Real ciders: Dorset Orchards Apple Bee and First Press, Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Take A352 from Dorchester to Cerne Abbas. Pub in village centre

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