Sweet Pea Cafe, Sturminster Newton

The Sweet Pea Cafe is definitely worth a visit if you are intending to explore the pretty town of Sturminster Newton.  Come to think of it, it’s worth a detour to the town for this wonderful cafe which offers excellent food served by friendly staff.  We could make some...

The White Horse, Stourpaine

The White Horse is a traditional public house, steeped in heritage, in the village of Stourpaine just north of Blandford Forum and an 8 minute drive from Old Red Lion House. It has an open-plan layout with bar, restaurant, shop, post office, games-room & wood burning stoves. Outside, the deck...

The Charlton Inn, Charlton Marshall

The Charlton Inn is a traditional English public house set in the village of Charlton Marshall, 2 miles south of Blandford Forum and a 6 minute drive from Old Red Lion House. The Inn offers a beautiful setting in the countryside with views over open countryside, with restaurant facilities, a public...

Hall & Woodhouse

Tours Hall & Woodhouse has been brewing its ales since 1777 and the opportunity to experience the skill of generations of brewing expertise can be found at the brewery in Blandford Forum. From Monday to Saturday the brewery tours start at 10:30am and last approximately 2 hours. Bar & Restaurant...

The Anchor, Shapwick

Tucked away down a road off the avenue between Blandford Forum and Wimborne and nestled near to the River Stour is Shapwick.  This small village was once the site of the Roman town of Vinocladia, and the road that takes you to the village is on the original Roman...

The Golden Fox, Sturminster Marshall

The Golden Fox (until recently known as The Ginger Fox) has been receiving great reviews for its well presented and delicious food since well before its name change.  Visitors praise the warm welcome given by the friendly, helpful and attentive staff as well as the good range of beer...

Woodpecker Pub, Spetisbury

Popular with locals and visitors alike, The Woodpecker Inn is a CAMRA award winning Freehouse offering excellent homemade meals, a fabulous wine list and a varied selection of Ales, Lager and Cider.  You’ll be welcomed by their friendly staff to enjoy a stress free afternoon in comfortable surroundings and in the summer months their beer garden is a great...