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Combining old and new in a rural setting

At a glance

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

Walkers can explore the footpaths, which pass through the picturesque Dorset countryside surrounding this coaching inn built in 1750. The main bar has a traditional flagstone floor, low ceiling and log fire, while the lounge bar has stripped oak floorboards and chunky farmhouse furniture. Both offer a selection of beers and ciders, with weekly-changing guest ales. There’s a good variety of sandwiches available at lunchtime – smoked salmon and crayfish being just one. An evening menu includes goats’ cheese potato and chive croquettes; mixed seafood platter; aubergine, brie, chicory and red pepper tarte Tatin; and steak, mushroom and Blue Vinny shortcrust-lid pie. Outside there's a suntrap patio and large child-friendly garden. Perhaps time your visit for the beer and cider festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11.30 (Saturday to Sunday 12-11.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Palmers IPA, Sharp's Doom Bar, Ringwood Fortyniner, Butcombe, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Cheddar Valley and Heritage, Westons Stowford Press, Orchard Pig, Landshire Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, August
  • Cider festival, August


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A30, 4 miles west of Shaftesbury (4 miles from Henstridge)

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