Stourpaine, Blandford Forum, DT11 8TA

Situated in the heart of Stourpaine, The White Horse Inn is the finest example of a traditional country pub you’ll find. Dating back to the 18th century, this outstanding establishment is brimming with olde-worlde charm, complete with log fires, and boasts a quintessential home-from-home atmosphere. With several picturesque country walks on its doorstep, the pub is a popular spot for walkers and is extremely dog-friendly – they’ve even got a dog bar where your four-legged friends can quench their thirst.

The fantastic menu features traditional favourites alongside inspiring specials, all made from local ingredients wherever possible. You might sample satisfying dishes such as steamed steak and ale pudding with flavoursome, velvety gravy, or succulent lamb tenderloin served in rich honey and mint gravy. Whatever you order, you’ll want to save room for dessert – there’s an array of tempting treats. As part of the senior citizens lunch and dinner club, members can enjoy a main course, dessert and tea or coffee for only £13.95, representing great value for money. As a freehouse, the bar offers a fantastic range of drinks, including over 70 gins alongside various local guest ales and ciders, and the pub is Cask Marque accredited.

The pub prides itself on being a real community hub, and also acts as the village shop, post office, and emergency relief centre. Their continued support of the local area was recognised with a visit from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The White Horse Inn is a local gem that’s well worth discovering for yourself.

Look out for our review of The White Horse Inn in Blandford Forum in our recently released Dorset Food & Drink Guide. Pick up your FREE copy of the guide here.

Tori Sharpe

Tori Sharpe

Self confessed quiz addict Tori loves nothing more than a quick fire game of Bananagrams, particularly when she's crowned the champion! When not travelling to far reaches of the globe, you'll be sure to find her frolicking on the Devon coast with her two adorable pups Albie and Phoebe.

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