Food & Drink

From cosy country pubs to fish and chips on the seafront, there is a plethora of fantastic places to eat and drink if you're staying with us. It would be impossible to list every eatery here, but we've compiled a selection of our favourites below. We're always discovering new places and hidden gems so keep an eye on our blog for new finds and recommendations.

Round Chimneys Farm Cafe

Where else would we start?! If you're after lovely homemade cakes, great coffee or a light lunch then look no further. The cafe on the farm is open Thursday - Sunday between 10AM & 4PM. What better way to start a day before venturing out than with a bacon sandwich and a coffee on your doorstep?

The Rose & Crown

A homely village pub only a few minutes from Round Chimneys. Serving an extensive menu of good, locally sourced and hearty food, it's clear why the Rose and Crown is a firm favourite of people who stay here. 

The Rose & Crown, Longburton, DT9 5PD, 01963 210202

The Hunter's Moon

A traditional 18th Century pub with a good selection of ales and ciders, serving delicious pub food. It's only a short drive from the farm but if you're a keen walker, the pub can be reached via footpath.

The Hunter's Moon, Middlemarsh, DT9 5QN, 01963 210966

The New Inn

An award winning pub in the centre of the lovely village of Cerne Abbas. A perfect stop off after seeing the famous 'Cerne Giant'. High quality food with a selection of local beers.

The New Inn, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JF, 01300 341274

The Thimble Inn

An 18th century thatched pub situated in the village of Piddlehinton. Cosy in the winter with a roaring fire and a large, dog friendly garden which is perfect in the summer. As well as good food using lots of local ingredients, The Thimble offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes too.

The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton, DT2 7TD, 01300 348270

The Plume of Feathers

Situated right in the centre of Sherborne, directly opposite the Abbey, the Plume serves small plate Italian food. Think tapas with a twist, using the finest ingredients from the West Country and Italy. Highly rated locally, it's worth a visit if only for refreshments in the pretty hamstone walled courtyard.

The Plume of Feathers, Sherborne, DT9 3LN, 01935 389709

The Abbey Friar

A local institution and the best fish and chips in the area! The Abbey Friar has been serving traditional fish and chips in the heart of Sherborne since 1994. They've also opened a restaurant above the shop, 'Docherty's' which is well worth a visit.

The Abbey Friar, Sherborne, DT9 3EH, 01935 812094

Tamburino Gold

Offering the finest Italian food in the area, Tamburino is a firm local favourite. With views of Sherborne Abbey and a great atmosphere it's perfect for a special dinner or simply just a bite to eat. We'd recommend booking as it is often busy!

Tamburino Gold, Sherborne, DT9 3NL, 01935 389053

Cow & Apple

Here's one for the burger lovers! The Cow & Apple have restaurants in both Yeovil and Dorchester and offer top quality burgers as well as a massive range of local ciders, which we have enjoyed sampling on a few occasions!

Cow & Apple, Yeovil, BA20 1HE, 01935 433292

Cow & Apple, Dorchester, DT1 1TT, 01305 266286

The Green

This Michelin guide restaurant is set in a beautiful grade II listed building, making it the perfect place for a really special dining experience. Serving classic dishes with a modern twist, booking is essential for one of Sherborne's most highly rated eateries.

The Green, Sherborne, DT9 3HY, 01935 813821

The Cross Keys

Located on Cheap Street, next to Sherborne's iconic conduit marketplace, the Cross Keys is right at the heart of the town. The menu comprises a wide range of seasonal dishes with a focus on local ingredients. The pub is also a great place to stop by for a drink, a snack and to watch the world go by when exploring Sherborne.

The Cross Keys, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ, 01935 508130

Feed the Soul

Serving a range of raw vegan and cooked seasonal foods as well as great coffee, roasted in house and homemade juices and smoothies, Feed the Soul is about as wholesome as it gets. The cafe is situated en route to Dorchester and makes a great stop off for lunch or a coffee. They also do a pizza night on Fridays which is well worth trying!

Feed the Soul, Godmanstone, DT2 7AE, 07840 907727


There are also a selection of takeaways nearby;

Mandarin House

Good Chinese takeaway based in Sherborne, delivery available for a small charge. Note that this takeaway is cash only.

Mandarin House, Sherborne, DT9 4AH, 01935 814320


Indian takeaway based in Sherborne. Delivery available.

Cinnamons, Sherborne, DT9 4AH, 01935 817020

Fellini Pizzeria

This small Italian restaurant and takeaway is tucked away in the village of Hazelbury Bryan, only a 10 minute drive away. Fellini is collection only and can be found on justeat.

Fellini, Hazelbury Bryan, DT10 2AH, 01258 817974