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.

Valentines Day 2024

Celebrate Valentines Day 2024 with us and treat your loved one to a special meal with great company

Share a camembert or a charcuterie to start and choose from our delicious range of romantic mains and sweet puddings

See our menu below

Book your table now to avoid dissapointment!

See our Valentines Menu


Wednesday Quiz Night

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

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

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