The Old Granary
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The iconic Old Granary is a highlight of Wareham Quay’s dining scene. Sitting on the edge of the River Frome, it’s an atmospheric spot that’s great for any occasion, from brunch or a quick drink through to a long evening meal. Downstairs you’ll find the bright and airy bar and Pantry, where you can discover the range of Badger beer and settle down for a relaxed bite to eat. Venture upstairs for a quieter, more intimate dining experience, and take in the excellent views looking out onto the river.
The à la carte menu features an array of wonderful dishes, such as the crab mayonnaise starter I sampled. It was a great opener, comprising both brown and white crabmeat with chives and mayonnaise served with fresh malted sourdough. My companion tucked into a steaming bowl of homemade soup, which proved a simple but delicious treat. Another tasty dish followed: succulent confit leg of duck served with creamy mashed potatoes, red cabbage and Blandford Fly ale gravy – a harmony of flavours. My partner tucked into Badger beer-battered fish and chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas, which he declared the best in the area.
We were welcomed like family and could have stayed longer, working our way through the menu while watching swans and boats leisurely passing by outside. There’s also an outdoor terrace where you can sit and while away summer evenings – what could be better?