The Halfway Inn
Norden, Wareham, BH20 5DU
The Halfway Inn is a beautiful thatched 16th-century pub on the Purbeck heathland between Wareham and Corfe Castle. You can expect a warm reception from Ben and Anne Brown and their friendly team, as well as a great range of wine and fine Badger ale. Groups, walkers, cyclists, families and dogs are all welcome here. The traditional pub menu boasts classics such as steak and ale pie, and beer-battered fish and chips, as well as a delicious 28-day-aged sirloin steak, and a selection of chargrilled burgers and seasonal salads. A wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes are available, including the tasty five bean and lentil chilli, and a burger with goat’s cheese. There’s also an extensive daily changing specials board offering fresh fish and seasonal produce. Don’t forget to leave room for a delicious homemade dessert, too. All produce is delivered daily by local suppliers and dishes are freshly prepared to order. This means the kitchen team can cater for most special dietary requirements and food allergies. Booking is highly recommended for their exceptional Sunday roast, which is carved to order and served with six vegetables and a giant Yorkshire pudding. With large gardens, a heated courtyard and a play area for little ones, this is the perfect place for a family lunch in summer. In winter, The Halfway Inn’s two wood-burning stoves will keep you toasty and warm.