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Tourist Information: Pubs & Eating Out
Below are some of the many places to eat around our area and no listing
can do them justice or remain up to date so we appreciate any input from
visitors to our website and our guests to White Horse Farm.
Please note that it is always advisable to ring ahead to check current details
and times and to book a table in the summer, as most places can be very busy.
Pubs - by distance within some 5 miles
Hunters Moon - Middlemarsh - Tel: 01963 210966
Dog Friendly. www.hunters-moon.org.uk
Just next door to White Horse Farm less than 150 yards walk.
Always very popular with our guests for prompt friendly service with a
varied tasty menu.
Take away service available.
The Halsey Arms - Pulham, Dorset, DT2 7DZ- some 2.5 miles
01258 817344 Take away service available.
Not on the main roads so less well known to our guests but a good local
pub with atmosphere with local produce good quality food. Worth searching
Rose and Crown -
Longburton. Tel: 01963 210 202
- some 3.6 miles. www.roseandcrown-longburton
A traditional 14th century thatched country pub situated in the pretty Dorset village of Longburton. Home cooked food and award winning 'Badger Ales' in cask and bottles. Large rA traditional 14th century thatched country pub situated in the pretty Dorset village of Longburton. (4miles). Home cooked food and award winning 'Badger Ales' in cask and bottles. Large restaurant, bar and patio area and a beautiful garden. There is a large car park with disabled parking, ramp for access and separate toilet. Well behaved dogs in the bar area
Cerne Abbas has been described as 'a jewel of the Dorset countryside'.
From the Tudor houses in Abbey Street to the natural beauty of the
surrounding valley there is plenty to see and do with many picturesque
walks and historical sights to visit and 3 well supported and recommended
pubs by our previous guests.
The Royal Oak
Cerne Abbas Tel: 01300 341 797 - some 3.9 miles
Dogs Allowed, Pub Food
Nearly 500 years of history, Les Routiers selected for character, quality,
service, value and great food! Built in 1540, The Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas, Dorset is a quintessential Hall & Woodhouse Pub with many original features incorporated into the pub; situated on Long Street at the market square. Log fires in winter, attractive courtyard garden to eat 'al fresco' in summer.
The New Inn
Cerne Abbas. Tel: 01300 341 27401300 341 274 - some 3.9 miles
This beautiful 16th century former coaching inn is an iconic building located in the heart of Cerne Abbas and has been completely refurbished for 2013. The Good Pub Guide awarded the pub the County Dining Pub of the Year and also Landlord of the Year for 2012.
Dogs Allowed, Pub Food www.thenewinncerneabbas.co.uk
Varied Menu is created by using fresh, locally sourced food, prepared in
large and busy kitchen with 28 cover dining area. Children's play area.
The Giant Inn
Cerne Abbas, Tel: 01300 341441 - some 3.9 miles
The Giant Inn, formerly known as the Red Lion, is the last remaining free house in Cerne Abbas.Serving traditional home cooked food and real ales, it retains a true pub atmosphere. Originally a coaching inn, it was rebuilt in 1898 after a major fire. The original 15th century fireplace survived. At the rear there is an authentic skittle alley and secluded pub garden . Our guests have always reported a traditional warm and friendly welcome.
The White Hart
High St Yetminster 01935 872338 - 3.9 miles
Chetnole Nr Sherborne. Tel: 01935 872337 - 4.15 miles
Dog Friendly www.thechetnoleinn.co.uk
There are various bars/rooms offering fine food, log fires, a relaxed
atmosphere and great local ales. Recently gained Michelin Recognition.
The Three Elms
North Wootton. Pub Food Tel: 01935 812 881 - 4.5 miles
Dog Friendly Set in the picturesque village of North Wootton near Sherborne,
The Three Elms offers fantastic food and drink in a welcoming, family-friendly environment. This pub and restaurant sits on the edge of beautiful Blackmore
Vale and commands superb views over open countryside to Bulbarrow Hill.
Some others as we have experienced or recommended by past guests.
Pub Food & Restaurant - some 8 miles
Tel: 01935 83228 www.acorn-inn.co.uk
Situated in the centre of Evershot village Traditional Coaching Inn,
oak panelled bars, wood and stone floors, patio garden.
DOGS ALLOWED IN VILLAGE BAR
Brace of Pheasants
Plush. Tel: 01300 34835701300 348357 - some 8 miles,
1st class Pub restaurant food from local meat /produce.
Strongly recommended by prior gastro pub visitors.
The Helyar Arms
Moor Lane , East Coker BA22 9JR. 01935 862332. Dog Friendly
Some 13 miles away but well worth the drive. www.helyar-arms.co.uk
A charming 15th century inn in a gorgeous classic Somerset village,
serving real food, and providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere for
all to enjoy.
A personal favourite for atmosphere and quality of food.
Sherborne town is only some 6-7 miles away has many restaurants
too many to list here - check out their official tourist website and
see for yourself
Dorchester is some 12 miles south and again has many popular restaurants
to chose from www.Dorchester- places to eat
For lunch or tea time you should try the Horse with the Red Umbrella - Mein
Host John is an one of my old golf partner's and will make you very welcome!
Fish & Chips??
Abbey Friar Fish & Chips
257 Westbury, Sherborne, Tel : 01935 812094 Abbey Friar
In Westbury which is a stones throw from the Abbey located at the
bottom of the town. of a thirty four seater fully licensed bar / restaurant
known as Dochertys named after their granny
Nearest other Fish & Chip shops - Fish & Chips - Sherborne