The Langton Arms
Tarrant Monkton,, Blandford Forum,, DT11 8RX
This charming, award-winning 17th-century thatched pub in Tarrant Monkton has an excellent reputation for great food, and offers a warm Dorset welcome to guests. The Langton Arms is proud to be a free house and has been family owned and managed for over 24 years. They serve several local real ales and great wines within two bar areas as well as the more formal Stables Restaurant for family celebrations and special events. Four-legged friends can also join guests in the dog-friendly Carpenters Bar. There’s a skittles alley, a large beer garden surrounded by fields and a well-equipped children’s play area. The private function room is great for business meetings, conferences and family parties. Homemade food is served seven days a week and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The pub is licensed for civil weddings both inside and in the gardens, and has six en-suite bed and breakfast bedrooms built around a pretty courtyard. A fantastic breakfast of locally-sourced ingredients is available for overnight guests. The pub also owns a beautiful honeymoon cottage in Kalkan, Turkey that can be booked. All meat on the menu comes from the pub’s own Langton Arms Butchery in the next village, and you can also buy meat from the pub’s chiller to take home with you. Voted Best Pub in Dorset, National Pub & Bar Awards 2016, and winner of Taste of Dorset 2015 Best Meat Producer and Overall Food Business.