Festive opening hours

We are looking forward to seeing you all this week (safely of course) to celebrate the run up to Christmas.
Our opening hours are as follows over the festive period & if you are coming to see us please book in advance if at all possible.
Christmas Eve
Food will be served from:
12.00-14.30 & 18.00-21.00
Bar – Open all day
Christmas Day
Restaurant- Bookings only
Bar open all day
Boxing Day
Open from 12.00-16.00 for food and drinks
27th December
Open for food and drinks from
12.00 with last food orders at 20.00hrs.
28th & 29th December 
Open for food and drinks from 12.00-16.00, closing at 17.00.
New Years Eve 
Open as usual.
New Year’s Day
Open from 12.00-16.00 for food and drinks with the pub closing at 17.00.


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Published 20 December 2021


What our customers say

"We will definitely go back"

"The service was efficient and courteous and the food was great. Overall, a very pleasant experience and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back."

January 2020 - TripAdvisor

"Better and better"

"Since the Restaurant was taken back by the estate, it has gone from strength to strength.Good locally sourced food, good ambience & service.We shall return!"

Christopher S. - November 2018 - TripAdvisor

"Fabulous food in authentic surroundings"

"Really lovely inn. Very welcoming with real old worlde charm. Great service. Had wonderful perfectly cooked sole in delicious sauce. Wish it was my local!"

Anne E. - June 2019 - TripAdvisor

"One of the best..."

"Food is excellent, service is great. The flat ironed chicken is to die for. Great value, brilliant atmosphere."

Gordon D. - March 2019 - TripAdvisor

"Wonderful dining experience"

"Will highly recommend the dorset to all my family & friends and will be visiting there again! All the staff were a pleasure to be around."

Jean W. - May 2019 - TripAdvisor

"Great food and lovely pub"

"We went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a great roast. Service was excellent. Pub was classy without even trying."

March 2019 - OpenTable

  • Certificate of

    2015-2017 Winner, TripAdvisor

  • Diners' Choice
    Award 2018


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