Visit this Dorset gem and you will not be disappointed. Nestling beneath Hambledon Hill, the Saxon Inn is one of the most delightful and picturesque country inns you could ever encounter. Dating back some 300 years it was comprised of three secluded agricultural cottages which were eventually combined, the Inn started life as The New Inn in the 1950s. The name was changed some years later to The Saxon Inn.
In 2007 the inn was sympathetically extended and has four sumptuous en-suite letting rooms, the bar and dining areas have lovely old beams, log fires and a warm, inviting ambience created by hosts Peter and Helen Turner, who have put their experience to excellent use in making the Saxon Inn one of the most appealing pubs for many miles around.
Butcombe Bitter and Gales Seafarer are the regular real ales, joined by a changing programme of guest ales, all kept in tip-top condition - CAMRA Good Beer Guide approved of course. The food is another good reason for a visit here. There is a wide choice of traditional pub dishes featured in the Pub menu, supported by a daily specials board reflecting the seasonal choices and availability of fresh local produce. The food is locally sourced and predominately home cooked by Helen and her excellent kitchen team led by Andy our Chef. Special diets can be accommodated with a little notice. For the lighter appetite and for those in need of a quicker alternative there is a selection of Jacket potatoes and sandwiches. Food is served lunchtime seven days a week and every evening. There s a separate dining area with a wood-burning stove in an impressive brick hearth.
The Saxon inn is located in gold hill end of the village of child Okeford, on lower common road.
From the a303 turn off onto the a350 to poole. Stay on the a350 through Shaftesbury and continue on the a350 until you pass through Iwerne minster. After Iwerne minster and before Stourpaine there is a turning to the right, signed Handford 1 mile, child Okeford 2 miles, follow this roun through Handford and child Okeford and the Saxon inn is at the end of the village, down a secluded alley. Watch out for the pub sign at the side of the road.
You can check in from 12:00. You need to check out by 10:00.