A 17th century picture perfect thatched country pub, located in the heart of North Dorset. From cosy log fires in the winter to summer dining outside in our sister eatery, the forge, to our eight guest bedrooms and your traditional Sunday roasts – the anvil inn has something for everyone.

Karl & Zuzana Bashford, along with their little ones, Sofia and Charlie, have been at the anvil inn since 2016. With their years of hospitality knowledge and experience they have created the perfect balance of your traditional family friendly country pub with those modern touches. Think pub classics with a little twist and an extensive menu with a strong emphasis on featuring Dorset’s finest local food and drink producers.

Behind the bar you’ll find an extensive gin collection, showcasing many local Dorset craft gins, handpicked wines by the glass and bottle, a range of tasty ciders and of course our famous local Blandford Hall & Woodhouse ales.

Karl, Zuzana and the anvil team can’t wait to see you all, pulling pints, cooking dishes and loving their pub full of life.

Christmas Quiz and Bingo

Keep an eye out for details of our 2023 Christmas Quiz and Bingo events - coming soon! 

With our very own Bingo caller and Mulled wine on the night

We will also be celebrating the New Year in style

Proud sponsers of Pimperne Youth FC

All money raised from our Christmas bingo event will be donated to Piperne Youth FC


Wednesday Quiz Night

Have you got what it takes to become our new quiz champions?! Book your table now to join our Wednesday night quiz, at 7.30pm.

Quiz Entry = £2.50, or take up our quiz & pizza offer for £12.50

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