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The White Post

Highly praised family-run pub

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Believed to be the country's only remaining pub to straddle two counties, it's only fair that one real ale and one cider – Butcombe and Orchard Pig, respectively – should come from Somerset, and ditto – DBC and Dabinett – from Dorset. Appearing on the thoroughly modern menus could be sea bass with samphire, crab tortellini, crab bisque, caviar and saffron mayo; lamb rump with confit Maris Piper potatoes, textures of onion, seared liver and roasted lamb sauce; and, requiring a deeper dig into the wallet, 50-day-hung, salt-chamber rib-eye with dripping-cooked chips and black-garlic ketchup. To finish, carpaccio of pineapple, iced passionfruit, coconut jelly, pink praline and coriander.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–close
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From roundabout on A303 (south-west of Sparkford) take A359 signed Sherborne. Through West Camel and Marston Magna. Left onto B3148 signed Sherborne. Pub on right.

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