Tilda and I took over at the end of March 21, the pub having been empty for a year: there have been a few changes. BTW there is a picture of Tilda in the gallery !!

The Red Lion, built in 1826 as a coaching inn, is big and I mean really BIG. Hence we are able to have a pub of three halves (yes, I know) - DOWNSTAIRS BAR and WALLED GARDEN for eating and quaffing, the upstairs LION'S DEN for watching sport and more and............................ a SKITTLE ALLEY


Downstairs, in the surprisingly INTIMATE BAR we serve drinks as well as food lovingly prepared by our amazing kitchen team, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In June, July and August we are open all day so there is morning coffee as well as Dorset cream teas in the afternoon.

Upstairs and entirely separate, THE LION'S DEN has a dart board and pool table as well as showing sport including football and rugby. There is live music, open mic nights and comedy nights. Quiz nights are also planned. This area can also be transformed into a function suite for private meetings and family celebrations. Nina Garcia was here in November..... and will be back!

Downstairs bar with open fire

Walled garden

Function suite for parties, business meetings  and classes

Upstairs sports bar with a separate entrance

Skittle alley

Home cooked food

Half portions half price for smaller appetites

Probably the best knickerbocker glory in the world !

Takeaways (during kitchen hours)

Outside catering

Picnics and maps for stunning country walks

Real ales brewed just six miles away

Cider from apples grown  a mile away

Spirits including Black Cow vodka made two streets away

Dog friendly

Disabled facilities

Lockable cycle space


Gift vouchers 

Celebration cakes