Address:

The Saxon Arms
The Square
Stratton
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 9WG.
(01305) 260020.
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Mon-Sat 11-3, 6-11; Sun 12-3; 7-10.30  


 

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The Saxon Arms  

A rather new pub for this part of deepest Dorset - only built in 2001. However, it looks as though it was here in the time of Hardy and serves an excellent range of real ales - London Pride, Greene King Abbott Ale, Palmer's IPA, Palmer's Best (one of these is usually badged as the house beer).

Stratton is off the A37 bypass just north of Dorchester and so is in easy reach of Hardy country.

The inside has stone flagged floors that keep it cool in summer and an open fire for the winter months. There is plenty of wood inside around the bar, around the partitions, etc.

Large blackboards tell you what's on food and ale wise.

Situated next to the church , the Saxon has become the focus for village life and tourists alike. Food is served here from a traditional menu that includes ham's, black pudding and fish. There is a choice for vegetarians, but not an original one. Food is served both lunch and evening and can look a little expensive on the eye for people coming from the north (£6.75 for a burger).

A beer garden for summer offers stunning views and the good news is that the Saxon is accessible for the disabled.


 

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Beers:

London Pride
Greene King Abbott Ale
Palmer's IPA
Palmer's Best.
 


 

Accommodation: 

Slades Farm
North Street, Charminster
Dorchester, Dorset
DT2 9QZ. (01305) 265614.
From: S: £40, D: £30-£35.


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