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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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Hearty flavours in a village inn

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

You might expect a Victorian country inn on the Wiltshire-Dorset border to be a good bet for hearty English food built on a bedrock of game and local produce, and the King John obliges. The chef is there all the way from field to plate, shooting most of the game himself, and it's all served up in a country-chic setting with quarry tile floors and a solid oak bar. Local chalk stream trout is fresh enough to turn up as sashimi with soy sauce and wasabi, while venison haunch of outstanding quality comes with green beets, carrots and bacon. The wine list is a real corker too.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Lloyd Bartlett

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 46
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from : 6.50
  • Main course from: 14.50
  • Dessert from: 6.95
  • 2-course lunch from: 15.50
  • 3-course lunch from: 19.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 50

Getting here

From A354 or A350 onto B3081, 7 miles East of Shaftesbury

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Tisbury
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Three-course lunch from£19.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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