St Peter's Finger
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
A quintessentially British pub, St Peter’s Finger is situated in the quiet village of Lytchett Minster, in the heartland of Dorset’s iconic countryside. Upon entering the pub, we were welcomed with a jovial atmosphere. The bar was full of life, clearly popular with both locals and visitors. Seated in the spacious dining area, our ﬁrst task was to decide between the range of tempting offerings from the menu.
Eventually, we settled on creamy garlic mushrooms and classic whitebait, both of which provided a delicious start to the meal. I then followed with the award-winning steak and Tanglefoot ale pie – packed with chunks of succulent lean beef, it’s a must-have dish for any ﬁrst-time visitor to a Hall & Woodhouse establishment. My partner’s braised shoulder of lamb, came with Cumberland sauce, and was accompanied by a generous helping of gratin potatoes and honey-roasted carrots. Lemon posset with blueberries ﬁnished our meal in perfect fashion. A treat for the tastebuds, the dessert perfectly balanced sweet creaminess with the tang of fresh berries.
We couldn’t resist sampling a selection of Badger brewery’s famous ales, and the bar offered plenty of options with several on tap and a range of bottled beers, too. St Peter’s Finger is an excellent destination, and it’s not just down to the delicious food. From the staff to the setting, this is a pub you won’t want to miss out on.