Village pub/restaurant with a garden, offering locally sourced dishes with a Mediterranean spin.
Roly and Helen Harries took over this traditional village pub in Puddletown, near Dorchester in May 2013. Keeping the very best of the old, they set about combining its warm, friendly country ambience with a cool, airy modern interior – part of a style that is reflected in their approach to the food and hospitality. Something for which this bar and restaurant is rapidly gaining a first-class reputation.
The food is home cooked, and where possible the ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally from friends or trusted specialist suppliers. The wines have been chosen to complement the menu, and there is always a range of excellent guest ales on tap.
Our new head chef has joined us from the Coventry Arms, Wimborne. Gary Pavitt has lived in Dorset since 2002 having trained in London, he is now heading up the kitchen team along with Mike and Jon creating seasonal menus of modern pub food.
Roly and Helen have lived in the village for six years with their sons Thomas & Ben and hope to combine a warm, family atmosphere with the very best food at accessible prices, as well as extending a friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike.