This recently renovated pub with rooms is an ideal stop-over point. Guests who stay at this comfortable hostelry need look no further.
The kitchen offers a seasonally-changing menu based around local produce. You can eat in the bar or more formally in the oak-panelled Fox Restaurant.
An early summer menu snapshot brought 'Baked Mushroom, Walnut & Blue Vinney Salad'; 'Deep Fried Camembert with Tomato Salsa'; 'Moules Mariniere' ' - plus Sharing Plates, such as 'The Vixen Platter – barbecued spare ribs, fried potato wedges, garlic bread, onion rings, chicken goujons, garlic mayonnaise & barbecue sauce' & 'The Fox Platter – chicken liver paté, deep-fried brie, cheese-stuffed peppers, balsamic onions, olives and bread & butter' amongst the starters/lighter dishes.
'Cod & Chips'; 'Chicken Breast with BBQ Sauce, Bacon & Dorset Cheddar with Chips & Salad'; 'Susages with Cheddar Mash with Red Wine Jus'; 'Pie of the Day'; 'All Day Breakfast' plus various interesting Salads and Steaks and Homemade Burgers from the Grill.
During darker months, game is a particular speciality.
Desserts such as 'Chocolate Mousse'; 'Lemon Tart' and perhaps seasonal 'Apple Crumble' complete the picture.
The outside patio makes a pleasant place for lunch in fine weather.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sun Carvery 15.00); mains about £9 to £13
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £9 to £13
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Dorchester Rail (11 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available