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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Wessex country pub with a traditional approach

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Plumb in the middle of Thomas Hardy's favourite stretch of England, the 16th-century coaching inn makes an appearance in Tess of the d'Urbervilles as the Sow and Acorn. The chocolate fondant has an unctuous oozy filling, accompanied by brilliantly intense salted caramel ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Robert Ndungu

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30: 18
  • Wines by the glass: 31

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 35
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester, follow Evershot and Holywell signs, 0.5 miles to inn.

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Yeovil Junction
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