Partly thatched smart inn with appealing rooms, brasserie-style food, real ales and fine wines; comfortable bedrooms
The good pub guide review
This is a great place for a post-ramble dinner and sleepover. The brasserie-style food is a big draw, and the bedrooms are pleasingly rustic and comfortable. There's a proper small bar with beams, flagstones, a big inglenook fireplace and quite an assortment of dining chairs around plain or painted wooden tables. Stools line the counter where friendly staff serve Ringwood Razor Back, Waylands Sixpenny 6d Best Bitter and a beer from Gritchie Brewing on handpump, ten wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies, 30 gins and local spirits and ciders. This leads to a simply but attractively furnished dining room with cushioned window seats, a long, dark leather, button-back wall seat, similar chairs and tables on bare floorboards and quite a few photographs on patterned wallpaper. A quiet lounge has armchairs around a low table in front of an open fire, books on shelves and board games. Outside, the terrace has cushioned seats and tables under parasols. Four bedrooms are in the main building, four others in converted stables, and they also have a large thatched self-catering cottage, Mole's Cottage, which sleeps 16.
The good pub guide food review
Rewarding, modern food includes truffle mac 'n' cheese fritters, Scottish smoked salmon with fennel and watercress, beer-battered haddock and chips, seared bream fillet with new potatoes niçoise, roast cauliflower with Persian-spiced lentils, spinach, chickpeas and flatbread, pan-fried rump steak with chunky chips, field mushrooms and tomatoes, vegan burger with guacamole and fries, and puddings such as rhubarb and custard crumble pie, eton mess pavlova and lemon tart.
The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset.Our restaurant has the reputation of serving local and seasonal food - fish is fresh from the South Coast, game comes from nearby estates so expect that every plate is as fresh as it can be.With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.Visit https://www.museuminn.co.uk/ for more informationThe Museum Inn is part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of Britain's most iconic pubs and inns who are passionate about creating the ultimate countryside experience. www.epicureantimes.com/epicurean-collectionWe are really proud to be part of 'Pub Group of the Year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.
Museum, Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DE
Pub Group: Cirrus Inns
Weekdays: 12-10.30 CLOSED Mon, Tue