Wimborne has plenty to keep everyone busy, from a bustling theatre to dozens of beautiful country walks. Whatever you decide to do, there’s nothing like finishing the day with a visit to a cosy local pub. Relax by the fire with a pint of the local ale, or treat yourself to a warming meal. We’ve picked some of the best pubs in Wimborne for you to discover during your next cottage break.
The Olive Branch
Previously known as ‘The Dormers’, the Olive Branch is one of the most popular pubs in Wimborne. With a relaxed pantry, perfect for a quick bite, as well as a lovely bar and dining room for a more formal experience, there’s something for every kind of meal. The Olive Branch also has a beautiful garden, complete with flowerbeds, herbs and a lovely terrace; the perfect spot for relaxing in the sunshine! Book a table online.
The Kings Head
Conveniently located on the main square, the 200-year-old Kings Head is an elegantly styled building with large windows and high ceilings. They serve a lovely selection of traditional English ‘pub grub’, along with a range of real ales, lagers and wines. The bar area is dog-friendly, making it a great choice for visiting with the family after a busy day exploring. Book a table online.
The Fox and Hounds
The Fox and Hounds is a Grade II listed county Inn in the nearby village of Little Canford. Its thatched roof and hanging baskets give this cosy haven a very traditional, rural feel, helped by its location on an old country lane. This pub is a popular choice among walkers and cyclists enjoying the beauty of the Dorset countryside. The spacious beer garden is always popular throughout the summer, while the warm and welcoming atmosphere makes this a lovely stop during the colder months. Book a table online.
The Gin House
Nestled in the back streets of Wimborne, this cosy hideaway is a great spot for a catch up or a romantic evening out. The bar staff are experts in all things gin, and always happy to recommend new types and cocktails for you to try. Being an intimate venue, the Gin House can get busy, so booking a table in advance is recommended.
The Man in the Wall
The Man in the Wall is Wimborne’s local Wetherspoon pub, and a popular haunt with locals. Conveniently located right across the road from the Tivoli Theatre, it’s a good spot to pop into for a quick meal or drink before a show. It’s also very family friendly, with a good children’s menu and reasonable prices. View website.
The White Hart
The White Hart pub is one of the oldest buildings in Wimborne, dating all the way back to 1648. Over the years it has been stables, police holding cells and an abattoir before finally becoming the popular pub it is today. The menu changes regularly and includes a selection of themed evenings, including Grill Night, Sunday Roasts and Fish Friday. Book a table online.
The Barley Mow Inn
This lovely traditional inn features exposed brick, old beams and open fires… not to mention a delicious food menu and drink selection! With ample parking, spacious gardens and a dog-friendly bar area, it’s a popular sport for walkers and cyclists to grab a meal. Book a table online.
The Stocks Inn
The Stocks Inn is a charming local pub, run by a local family. They place great value on supporting local businesses and farmers, so you’ll find only the freshest produce and meals on their extensive menu. The Stocks Inn also has fantastic disabled facilities and a dog-friendly dog section, where you and your furry friend can enjoy a meal. Book a table online.
The Willett Arms
Located in the middle of town, The Willet Arms is a premium pub, bar and restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere and a fantastic selection of seasonal, locally-produced food. Whether you sit down to enjoy a cocktail in the spacious courtyard, or treat yourself to a hearty Sunday roast, you’re bound to find something to tickle your fancy. They also have a great selection of real ales, lagers and wine to choose from. Book a table online.
The Old Thatch Pub
An authentic old English thatched pub with great food. Settle in beside the open fire and enjoy one of their mouth-watering Sunday roasts, or come and be entertained during one of their famous live music nights! The also offer popular Blackrock Grill nights, where you can cook your meat on a hot volcanic rock, right at your table. Book a table online.
The Lambs’ Green Inn
The Lambs’ Green Inn in Corfe Mullen, not far from Wimborne, is another delightful country pub with something for all the family to enjoy. Full of character and rural charm, this rustic pub serves hearty, seasonal pub food, including a children’s and a vegan menu. Book a table online.
Of course, part of the joy of a cottage break is that you’re bound to be within walking distance of a lovely local pub – just the place for a tasty meal or an evening drink! Take a look through our fantastic collection of self-catering cottages in Wimborne, and find the perfect hideaway for your next break.