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The Thimble Inn

Thatched village local in huge grounds

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Garden
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This 18th-century pub and restaurant is run by French-trained chef Mark Ramsden and his wife Lisa. The stunning interior features antique furniture, sandstone and oak floors and a glass-covered well. Its patio overlooks the River Piddle, or Puddle, as prim Victorians preferred to call it. Mark uses the best local produce for dishes such as ham hock and smoked chicken terrine; crispy fried king prawns with an Asian slaw, coriander, mint, crispy shallots and sweet chilli; Blue Vinny and spinach risotto with rocket salad; whole roasted partridge, poached quince, braised red cabbage, mashed potato, juniper and red wine jus; Black Forest sundae; and baked vanilla cheesecake with fresh berries, raspberry sauce and white chocolate.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Monday (November to February)
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-11 (Saturday to Sunday 11.30-11)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-3, Saturday to Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday to Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Copper Ale, Best Bitter, Tally Ho! and Dorset Gold
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Dorset Orchard First Press and Apple Bee

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Take A35 westbound, right onto B3143, Piddlehinton in 4 miles

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