Nestled in the lush Dorset countryside is The Old Ship Inn. Dating as far back as the 17th century, this quaint pub is steeped in history, and was even mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s novel Under the Greenwood Tree.
The menu showcases an extensive selection of traditional home-cooked meals. Why not begin your visit with one of the cask ales, or perhaps with a glass of wine from the international selection? Pair your tipple with something delicious, like potted crayfish with toasted bloomer, or grilled goat’s cheese paired with marinated beetroot. Next, tuck into crispy belly pork accompanied by black pudding and glazed apple, or wild boar and apricot sausages, well matched with Cheddar mash, gravy and mushy peas. Vegetarians need not worry about missing out, with the likes of the falafel burger – enhanced by mint yogurt, tomato salsa, and coleslaw – sure to impress. Accompanying the main menu is a selection of daily specials, which make use of the seasonal, locally sourced ingredients available. Finish your meal with something sweet, such as the homemade stick toffee pudding or crème brûlée topped with seasonal berries.
For those looking for a little entertainment, The Old Ship Inn boasts a skittles alley and dartboard. It is also an excellent place to hold a celebration and can cater for everything from small gatherings to weddings.