Regularly changing ales in simple alehouse, open all day with very inexpensive beer and food
The good pub guide review
A perfect combination of old-style boozer, free-styling freehouse and thoroughly modern community (and boules/cricket) centre. You'll find customers from all walks of life enjoying the well kept beers and gratifyingly cheap food. The atmosphere is lively, chatty and warmly welcoming ' both online (check out their Facebook page) and in real life ' and the straightforward flagstoned bar with its cosy corners is full of understated character. The small games room has a pool table and a quiz machine, and there's also a TV room; mobile phones are discouraged. The splendid choice of beers on handpump, all inexpensive, includes Cerne Abbas Ale, Otter Bitter, Red Rock IPA and Teignworthy Neap Tide. Also, several wines by the glass and a choice of malt whiskies. Lovely Sherborne Abbey is just a stroll away, but there are many beauty spots where you can walk off your steak sandwich and pint of Otter (and still have change from a tenner).
The good pub guide food review
Generous helpings of extraordinarily good value, straightforward food ' lunchtime only ' includes sandwiches and toasties, salmon and cream cheese bagel with chips, steak fajita with guacamole, sour cream salsa and chips, broccoli and cauliflower bake, and specials such as real ale cottage pie.