Places to eat and drink in and around Sherborne

There is a fantastic variety of places to eat out in Sherborne. From cafes and restaurants to bistros and pubs, there is something for all tastes and budgets. 

So, whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, you’re not short of options. And of course, you’ll find traditional fish and chip shops to enjoy the national dish! 

Traditional pubs 

Dorset’s country pubs are not only well known for sampling some of the local ales and ciders but also their hearty and homemade food. 

With gardens in summer and open fires in winter, pubs are fantastic for all seasons and most welcome muddy boots as well as dogs. They are a welcome pit stop on a countryside walk and perfect for a pint or two. 

You’ll find a real mix of pubs in and around Sherborne from award winning cuisine to pubs loved by the locals. 

Cosy coffee shops and cafés 

Perfect for sandwiches, snacks and cream teas, Sherborne’s cafés offer a relaxed atmosphere for brunch, morning coffee or lunch. 

Many of them are found along the bustling high street so are brilliant for a quick break during your day out in Dorset. 

You might like to combine fun with food at the Board Game Café – great for wet weather days and something for all ages. 

And you’ll even find an Italian Gelato café which not only serves delicious ice-creams and sorbets but also crepes, waffles and desserts too. 

Bistros and restaurants 

From family run to award winning Rosette restaurants and even those featured in the Michelin Guide, we’re sure you’ll be in food heaven here. 

As well as the best of British, flavours from around the world are on the menu too including Italian, Asian and Indian. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal for two or somewhere to celebrate with friends, there are some gorgeous venues and menus to choose from. 

Award Winning 

There is a small and select number of restaurants and pubs in and around Sherborne which feature in the prestigious Michelin Guide. 

Whether you’re a food lover seeking an exceptional experience or simply want to treat yourself to some fine dining in beautiful surroundings, you’ll feel like kings and queens for the day. 

In the centre of Sherborne, The Green restaurant offers a daily menu as well as à la carte using local, high quality and ethically sourced ingredients. A few miles away, you’ll find The Rose and Crown Inn at Trent, The Clockspire at Milborne Port, The White Post at Yeovil and The Queen’s Arms at Corton Denham. 


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