Voted West Dorset CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017, this rural thatched pub is set in the charming village of Stratton in West Dorset, and has established itself as one of the best dining pubs in the county. The newly refurbished Saxon Arms prides itself on delivering high-quality food at affordable prices, and this philosophy is realised by talented head chef Gareth Homer, who was previously voted Dorset’s Rungis Chef of the Year.
The pub features a tantalising selection of daily changing specials and a broad range of classic British favourites, including fresh local fish, prime English meats, local game and vegetarian dishes. To accompany your meal, there is a fine range of award-winning ale, wonderful wine and a comprehensive list of malt whisky and gin.
In 2013, The Saxon Arms was nominated for a Community Hero Award in recognition of the exceptional contribution it makes to the local community – over the last few years the team has raised over £40,000 for charitable causes. The Saxon Arms was also a recent finalist for Dorset’s Local Pub of the Year award, and is in The Good Pub Guide and Good Beer Guide 2018. Central to community life, The Saxon Arms welcomes all, loves dogs and accommodates various local clubs and associations, all of whom regularly return to enjoy the warm, welcoming hospitality and fine food. This is truly what a genuine British pub is all about.