Rose & Crown
Situated in Lytchett Matravers, the Rose & Crown is a family-friendly pub that simply oozes charm. Proprieters Heather Campbell and Neal Russell ensure that all patrons are made to feel at home in an instant. Since taking over the pub, the team has given it a new lease of life, even adding a series of brand-new boutique bedrooms for overnight visitors.
The extensive menu boasts light bites and sandwiches, and a daily blackboard of specials showcases various dishes, including homemade vegetarian and gluten-free options. For your main, we would recommend the steak and ale pie made with shortcrust pastry and served with a choice of mash and veg or chips and peas, or the wild boar and apple faggots, braised in rich gravy and accompanied by creamy mash and peas. A children’s menu is available for little ones with smaller appetites. Every Saturday is steak night: pop by to enjoy two juicy rump steaks for just £22. You can also enjoy a bottle of fine house wine for just £12. At the weekend, the traditional Sunday roast is incredibly popular and comprises sumptuous meats, Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and lashings of delicious gravy. In addition to all this, the pub also hosts a friendly coffee morning every third Thursday of the month, and on the third Wednesday guests are invited to join in the popular bingo night.