DORSET PUB of the YEAR 2013 Within this 17th Century building, Jane Gould has brought about her own vision of a traditional English Country Inn.
Amongst the wood burning stoves, cosy corners and sharing tables you will find hearty interesting food, lovingly restored bedrooms featuring large beds with snuggly duvets and a choice of pillows and fabulous en-suite bathrooms with powerful showers, some roll-top baths and Bramley products.
The daily changing menu is interesting but not overwhelming and there is always great range of well-kept Real Ales, including the Inn s own Fleur Ale, brewed specially by Hall & Woodhouse.
It is a short drive to the New Forest, the beautiful Jurassic Coast and the sandy beaches of Bournemouth. Winborne, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and many gardens and historic places are within an easy drive. The area is also great for cycling and walking, with Jubilee trail right on our doorstep.
From the A303 through Salisbury take the Blandford Rd (A354) for approx 9 miles until you reach a round about. Take the first exit to Cranborne (A3081) and travel on this road for 1.5 miles turning left on Parsonage Lane. After 1 mile turn left again and drop down the hill into Cranborne. The Inn is on your right at the bottom of the hill.
From the M3/M27 at Ringwood take the exit to Verwood to your left just after The Fish Inn. Travel on this road and continue through Verwood passing Tesco Express and Lloyds Pharmacy on your left until you reach a round about. Take the second exit to Cranborne (B3081). Take this road for 4.5 miles following signs to Cranborne until you reach a T junction with the Shaftsbury (Cranborne) and Wimborne road (B3078). Turn right and travel for 1.5 miles and drop down the hill into Cranborne. The Inn is on your right at the bottom of the hill.
You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.