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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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Hard-working kitchen in a modernised country inn

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

First licensed in the Regency era, Sarah and Tony Lethbridge have given this stone-built inn a thoroughly modern makeover, though not to the detriment of its original charm. Sarah heads up the kitchen, capitalising on West Country produce, as well as drying and curing meats.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Sarah Lethbridge, Wayne Greenfield

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 18
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 70
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From A303 follow signs for Templecombe and Sherborne onto B3145 to Charlton Horethorne.

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Templecombe, Sherborne
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