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The Saxon Inn

4 Self rated

GOLD HILL, Child Okeford BLANDFORD FORUM, Dorset, DT11 8HD

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About the hotel

Visit this Dorset gem and you will not be disappointed. Nestling beneath Hambledon Hill, the Saxon Inn is one of the most delightful and picturesque country inns you could ever encounter. Dating back some 300 years it was comprised of three secluded agricultural cottages which were eventually combined, the Inn started life as The New Inn in the 1950s.

The name was changed some years later to The Saxon Inn. In 2007 the inn was sympathetically extended and has four sumptuous en-suite letting rooms, the bar and dining areas have lovely old beams, log fires and a warm, inviting ambience created by hosts Peter and Helen Turner, who have put their experience to excellent use in making the Saxon Inn one of the most appealing pubs for many miles around. Butcombe Bitter and Gales Seafarer are the regular real ales, joined by a changing programme of guest ales, all kept in tip-top condition - CAMRA Good Beer Guide approved of course. The food is another good reason for a visit here. There is a wide choice of traditional pub dishes featured in the Pub menu, supported by a daily specials board reflecting the seasonal choices and availability of fresh local produce. The food is locally sourced and predominately home cooked by Helen and her excellent kitchen team led by Andy our Chef. Special diets can be accommodated with a little notice. For the lighter appetite and for those in need of a quicker alternative there is a selection of Jacket potatoes and sandwiches. Food is served lunchtime seven days a week and every evening. There's a separate dining area with a wood-burning stove in an impressive brick hearth.

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Showing Tuesday 25 October 2016 to Wednesday 26 October 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Cots available, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Limited Hours Room Service, Childrens Facilities - Outdoor
Car parking available onsite, Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Lounge Menu
In Room Entertainment
[Channels] News, [Channels] Music, [Channels] Childrens

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12:00 23:00
Max Child Age
Up to 10 years old
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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  • Paul Fassam

  • October 2016

A lovely 'English' country public house with a very warm atmosphere.

We cannot fault The Saxon - it is a wonderful 'country' Pub with a warm and friendly feel.

The owners are both very pleasant and polite. The rooms and the BRILLIANT menu are unsurpassed for this area. We will be stopping again without doubt.

  • Caroline D

  • October 2016

The Saxon Inn

Excellent value.

Quiet, clean. Good food & service.

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