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Traditional pub with lots of character

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

The Talbot Inn used to be three cottages, one of them the village shop, before becoming an alehouse in 1835. This typical old English country free house in the beautiful Chalke Valley dates from the 17th century and has the beams, low ceilings and huge inglenook fireplace so typical of its kind. Good home-cooked food might include grilled Cajun-style chicken breast with Creole salad and sautéed potatoes; slow-roast pork belly, black pudding, sage and onion stuffing and crackling; and Moroccan tagine with lemon herb couscous.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 6.30-11 (Sunday 12-4)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-2
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Ringwood Best Bitter, Wadworth 6X, Sixpenny Handley IPA
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Shaftesbury take A30 towards Salisbury. Right to Berwick St John. Pub 1.5 miles

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