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Pint of beer on a bar

The White Horse Inn

Variety, value, and its own craft brew

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Dog friendly

For a taste of old England, you should seek out this small village and its 400-year-old pub. If you need an excuse, come to ghost-hunt or for the summer beer festival when the White Horse Craft Brewery comes into its own. You will probably meet Pepper, the pub dog, who likes to meet other dogs. Food is sourced from local farms and suppliers where possible. Among the menu options are roast breast of guinea fowl, red wine sauce and dauphinoise potatoes; or dressed Dorset crab with king prawns. Finish with chocolate and marshmallow bomb.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Own Craft Brewery
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Orchard Pig
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A357 in Sturminster Newton take B3092 (over bridge) signed Gillingham. At crossroad in Hinton St Mary turn right, pub on left

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