Food and Drink in Sherborne

Sherborne’s scrumptious food and drink offering is a true foodies delight.  

Choose from tempting tearooms, bistros and à la carte restaurants. The town also has some tempting delis and a regular farmers’ market where you can find lots of fresh local produce. 

Delicatessens, butchers, bakers and ice-cream makers can all be found within the town so you really can shop local during your visit to Dorset.  

Eating out

You are spoilt for choice for places to eat out with cafes, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants all within the heart of the town. 

Whether you are wanting a quick bite to eat during your day out in Dorset or looking to savour the flavours of a Michelin star restaurant, you’re well catered for in Sherborne. 

Many are child friendly and also accept dogs too, so all members of the family are welcome round the table. 

Pick up a picnic 

If you want to enjoy the glorious Dorset weather with a picnic in Paddock Garden, Pageant Gardens or by the stunning Abbey, head to the local deli, bakeries and cafes. 

From freshly made sandwiches and sausage rolls to bread, cheese and of course some famous Dorset Apple Cake, stock up on lots of tasty treats. 

To wash it all down, enjoy a tipple or two of local ale, cider or wine or pack a thermos flask for a flavoursome cup of Dorset Tea or Dorset Coffee. 

Local produce 

If you’re looking to buy some locally produced food, drink or goods which have been farmed, grown and made in the stunning Dorset countryside, then look no further. 

Lots of the independent shops stock local produce and you will find it on many of the menus at Sherborne’s restaurants, pubs and cafes. Look out for the Dorset Food & Drink logo when making your purchase. 


This historic market town is lucky to have more than one market to its name. 

The Pannier Market takes place at The Parade on Thursdays and Saturdays, with a select number of stalls selling all manner of food, drink, clothes, fruit, veg and more. 

On the third Friday of the month, Sherborne Farmers Market sets up its stalls on Cheap Street. Selling local produce by the people who farmed or made it, you’re guaranteed that the fayre on sale is sourced from within a 30 mile radius of Sherborne. 

There is also a monthly indoor market at Digby Hall which sells local produce along with arts and crafts on the first Saturday of the month.

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Explore & Discover

Sherborne is surrounded by beautiful countryside easily explored on foot or by bike.

Things To Do

Discover castle ruins, gorgeous gardens, a stunning Abbey and more in this quaint market town.

Where To Stay

You'll find lots of options for places to stay overnight in Sherborne.

What's On

Sherborne Castle and Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year.