We’ve got a great range of drinks, as any quality pub should. The stars of the show are our Badger beers, which have been brewed in the heart of the Dorset countryside since 1777 and are delivered fresh to us every week. Then there’s a range of quality lagers and wines from all over the world, soft drinks and an ever increasing range of spirits, particularly local and regional gins.
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 11pm
Sunday: 9.30am - 10.30pm
It was deep in Dorset’s rolling hills and patchwork fields, in 1777, that local farmer Charles Hall brewed our first beer. A union of the Hall & Woodhouse families soon followed and the story of Badger beer had begun.
To create the distinctive character of our delicious Badger beers, we combine hops and malted barley with pure spring water which has been filtered naturally through the Cretaceous chalk downs of Dorset. Our comprehensive range of cask and bottled beers, all with distinctive characters, are available throughout the year, although our offering does vary seasonally.
Cask 4.7% ABV
Bottle 5% ABV
The Godfather of all of our beers. A deceptively drinkable and multi award winning golden ale. Finest English Flagon barley, Goldings and Challenger hops deliver balanced flavours of crisp and subtle hop, with a delicate pear drop aroma.
THE FURSTY FERRET
Cask 4.1% ABV
Bottle 4.4% ABV
A morishly malty, amber ale. Dark crystal malt delivers a full bodied biscuity taste, rounded off with a subtle floral and lemon hop aroma.
THE WICKED WYVERN
Draught 5.0% ABV
This West Coast style IPA is brewed with Amarillo, Cascade and Mosaic hops. The beer has a flaring deep bronze colour and a citrus aroma of zesty grapefruit with a bitter hop character and a dry hoppy finish. A wonderfully refreshing and well-balanced beer.
Cask 3.7% ABV
Inspired and developed with the hop growers and merchants Charles Faram, the Celeia, Bobek and Dana hops provide a refreshing flavour that is both thirst-quenching and characterful. The hops are added in the brew house and dry hopped in the fermentation vessel, to ensure this classic beer retains its character to the last drop.
THE GOLDEN CHAMPION
Bottle 4.5% ABV
A light golden ale with floral hints of elderflower. Light and refreshing, providing a crisp taste of summer.
THE HOPPING HARE
Bottle 4.4% ABV
A refreshingly light, hoppy pale ale. A marriage of aromatic citrus American Amarillo and Cascade hops and the finest English Flagon barley.
Winner of the best golden ale in the UK at the World Beer Awards 2018.
THE BLANDFORD FLY
Bottle 5.2% ABV
A uniquely sweet and spicy golden ale with a refreshingly different ginger taste, which is offset with hints of sweet toffee.
Awarded UK silver in the flavoured herb and spice category at the World Beer Awards 2018.
THE CRANBORNE POACHER
Bottle 5.7% ABV
A bold, fruity, ruby ale. Crystal and chocolate malts provide a full bodied taste with sweet and complex flavours of damson and liquorice.
Winner of UK gold in the flavoured fruit & vegetable category at the World Beer Awards 2018.
We’ve put together a great range of draught lagers to help quench your thirst! Next time you visit why not try our brand new lager Forum, brewed by Hall & Woodhouse.
Forum is a refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour and subtle fruity lemon character. The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family. Make you ask a Team Member to try it next time you pop in.
FORUM - 4.2%
Forum is a refreshing Helles style lager from Hall & Woodhouse, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.
AMSTEL - 4.1%
Founded in 1870 in Amsterdam, this lager's golden colour comes from the combination of two malts; light-coloured pilsner and a little bit of dark malt. The tasty and spicy hops make for a refreshing and mildly bitter lager.
BIRRA MORETTI - 4.6%
Birra Moretti has been enjoyed in Italy since 1859 and is still brewed to the same recipe today. A special blend of high quality hops combined with delicate malt notes make for a full bodied and well balanced lager.
Our eclectic wine list contains all of your favourites from around the world, from refreshing whites featuring Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Picpoul de Pinet and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties, to reds packed with fruit flavours and featuring Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec and Tempranillo grapes. And if that’s not enough our rosé and sparkling wines and Champagnes are ideal for those long summer evenings watching the World go by.
Macabeo, Bodegas Borsao – Spain
Ripe, refreshing and fruity with nutty stone
fruit flavours and a dash of minerals.
Chenin Blanc, Paarl Heights – South Africa
Dry & fruity with classic baked apple & zippy citrus aromas. Soft & delicate apple fruit on the palate well balanced by crisp acidity.
Pinot Grigio, Mirabello – Italy
Gentle floral and citrus aromas. Fresh, crisp and delicate on the palate with lightly honeyed fruit balanced by lemony acidity.
Viognier, Domaine de Vedilhan – France
Honeysuckle & apricot on the nose. Richly
textured & nicely balanced with flavours
of apricots & a satisfying & delicate finish.
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, Sileni Cellar Selection – New Zealand
Tropical gooseberry & elderflower flavours with a refreshingly clean, zingy finish.
Picpoul de Pinet, Baron de Badassière – France
Pale lemon in colour with crisp apple aromas complemented by a citrus edge.
On the palate, it has a good balance of
ripe, yellow plums & greengages & a fresh lime zest acidity that continues through the finish.
Rioja, El Coto Blanco – Spain
Pale yellow in colour & dry & fresh on the palate with aromas of peaches, apples,
citrus & tropical fruits. The finish is fresh
& fruity with hints of melon.
Gavi, La Luciana – Italy
Zesty citrus fruit & lightly floral characters
with hints of apple & pear. Fresh, steely
acidity & mineral characters, balanced by
notes of melon & stone fruits.
Riesling, Rag & Bone – Australia
This delicious wine has been compared
to ‘lime on the rocks’ with lots of different
flavours, but crucially it finishes clean & dry with fresh, crisp, limy acidity.
Chablis, Domaine de la Motte – France
Nervy, mineral fruit with added depth from a small addition of oak-aged wine. Typical of the Motte style, this gives the wine a richness & balance.
Sancerre, Domaine des Brosses – France
Bright & pale golden. A fresh, citrus palate
with herbaceous notes of hay & nettle.
Richly textured but with crisp acidity & textbook minerality, leading to an elegant finish.
Bodegas Borsao Rosé – Spain
A well balanced & fruity rosé with aromas of strawberry jam & a hint of mid palate sweetness.
White Zinfandel Rosé, Another Story – USA
A medium to sweet blush rosé with lots of wild strawberries on the nose, supported by a bright, berry fruited palate & juicy fruit finish.
Pinot Grigio, Ancora Rosé – Italy
Pale, dry, fresh & fruity with delicate aromas of red berries & a palate of lush summer fruits.
Alpha Zeta Rosato – Italy
Pale pink in colour with attractive aromas of strawberries & cherries, complemented by subtle floral notes. Dry on the palate, with a vibrant red fruit character & a fragrant finish.
Provence Rosé, La Vieille Tour – France
A beautiful pale, dry rosé. Delicately perfumed with sweet strawberry fruit aromas. On the palate it offers soft & pleasantly dry fruit & an elegant, dry finish.
Garnacha, Bodegas Borsao – Spain
Very easy drinking with juicy bramble, cherry & redcurrant flavours. Smooth tannins with hints of liquorice & black pepper.
Shiraz, Paarl Heights – South Africa
Fresh & vibrant, positively brimming with
autumn fruits. A bright palate with cranberry fruit, leading to a long, sensual finish.
Merlot, Andes Peaks – Chile
Intense aromas of ripe plums and a hint
of mocha. The palate is smooth with well-rounded tannins and balanced acidity.
Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, Wildcard – Australia
Vibrant red blend with a dark purple hue.
Rich aromas of plum, blackcurrant &
raspberry on the nose. The Shiraz provides layers of ripe plum & mocha that integrate seamlessly with the mint & blackcurrant flavours from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is the perfect balance of fruity, savoury & spice characters.
Côtes du Rhône, Les Terres du Roy – France
Enticing nose that is ripe & concentrated
& full of black & red berry fruit. Supple
& rich, yet balanced with crisp acidity.
Rioja, Artesa, Organic – Spain
Oaky, herbal notes combine with vibrant
plum & cherry aromas from the Tempranillo grapes in this organically produced Rioja, to give a complex wine with juicy brambly fruit, black pepper & lifted, savoury characters.
Malbec, Nieto – Argentina
Dark and powerful with a great concentration of berry fruit, plums and figs, together with a smoky vanilla character and hints of liquorice.
Beaujolais Villages, Dominique Morel – France
Clear ruby in the glass with delicate cherry perfumes. The rounded palate is full of fresh red berry fruit. Elegant & well balanced with good acidity.
Chianti Classico, San Felice – Italy
Fresh, bitter cherry flavours of the Sangiovese grape, together with ripe red fruits. Good depth with fine tannins & a long supple finish.
Pinot Noir Marlborough, Ribbonwood – New Zealand
Lush & rounded on the palate with dark
& summer fruit compote flavours, along
with some savoury, smoky bacon & dried herb notes. Some gentle supporting oak & dark chocolate flavours linger on the finish.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Papale – France
Warm dark fruit aromas with spices,
pepper and a hint of vanilla. Intense rich
and silky flavours of damson, red fruit,
spice and stoney minerals with a warm
Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale NV – France
Stylish and elegant aromas of citrus fruit
peel, reinette apples and vineyard peaches, followed by hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Soft persistent bubbles.
Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Rosé NV – France
Pretty pale rose colour with fresh delicate
red fruit notes. Dry & elegant with soft
Moët et Chandon Impérial Brut NV – France
Dry style and pale yellow in colour with
shades of green. Delicately vinous with
a lime and vine blossom.
Cava, Mas Macia, Brut – Spain
A classic blend of traditional Cava grapes. White fruit & citrus aromas lead to a complex palate with green apple, stone fruit & a touch of white spice. Delicate fine bubbles give way to a long finish & a gentle savoury twist.
Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Spumante, Domenico de Bertiol – Italy
Lightly aromatic herbal nose with hints of crusty bread, apples & peaches which leads to a creamy, lemon-tanged palate & a bright, lively finish.
Langham Classic Cuvée – England
A golden colour with a stream of fine bubbles. The nose has aromas of red apple & brioche, giving way to a palate with a luxurious mouthfeel & flavours reminiscent of honeydew, melon & poached pear. An elegant acidity brings poise to the palate, providing a mouth-watering finish.
Langham Rosé – England
Beautiful salmon pink colour & a fine stream of small bubbles with a rich nose of buttery pastry, strawberry & fresh red cherry. The palate is light & refreshing with flavours reminiscent of summer fruit pudding & a complex honeyed richness on the finish.
We’ve got a range of delicious cocktails ideal for those after works get togethers, ladies nights out or a nice quiet drink before a romantic meal for two. So why not ask a member of our team to knock up your favourite and relax and unwind. Our cocktail range may vary throughout the year, rest assured they’ll always be plenty of choice though.
Ketel One Citroen vodka combines with Cointreau, cranberry juice and a hint of lime to produce one of the most popular modern cocktails in London and New York.
If you’re looking for a pick-me up post-dinner, the espresso martini is here to jolt you awake with its boozy magical powers. The cold coffee-flavoured cocktail mixes vodka with espresso, coffee liqueur and simple syrup.
The Old Fashioned is one of the most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motorcar but the presidency of Abe Lincoln as well.
Ernest Hemingway wrote that drinking a Mojito was like wearing a badge of Cuban heritage. Rum, fresh lime, mint and soda combine to produce one of the world’s greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
• Classic – Bacardi Gold
• Spiced – Sailor Jerry
• Raspberry –Raspberries muddled with Bacardi
A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavourings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, black pepper & lemon juice,.
Try this delicious twist on a classic cocktail - it's great at any time of the year.
Try this delicious twist on a classic cocktail - it's great at any time of the year.
Amaretto liqueur and Baileys Original Irish Cream is an irresistible combination, with milk and fresh espresso making it into a rich, creamy cocktail that you will love.
A berry-fresh, lightly sweet blend of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ripe raspberries and mint leaves, enhanced with tangy lime, this cocktail is delicious and surprisingly complex.
Blackberry & Elderflower Pimms
A unique special edition Pimm’s packed with elderflower and blackberry fruitiness. Served over ice with lemonade and a blackberry garnish.
Tanqueray is lovingly paired with St Germain elderflower liqueur, cloudy apple juice and fresh mint in this celebration of an English country garden.
Vienna lager style, displaying a firm malt centre supported by refreshing bitterness and a floral dry-hopped aroma.
A light and refreshing, golden coloured Pilsner-style lager, with a fresh, malty, fruity-lemony flavour and a soft, quenching dry finish.
A balanced thirst quencher with refreshing fruity notes and a soft malty body.
Old Mount Flavoured Ciders:
Kiwi & Lime
Pomegranate & Strawberry
Berries & Cherries
Passionfruit & Apple
Whisk(e)y & Bourbon
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old - Speyside
Glenfiddich is the World's Most Awarded single malt Scotch whisky, and the UK’s best seller, sitting in the ‘Medium and Fruity’ taste profile. The only Speyside malt to be distilled, matured and bottled on site, Glenfiddich remains family owned, and has been distilled in Speyside since Xmas Day 1887.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - Highland
No 1 seller from ‘Light and Floral’ malt taste profile. It has a lovely, delicate, floral sweetness and a hint of toffee sweetness which makes it a good introduction to the malt category.
Highland Park 12 Year Old – Orkney Islands
Best selling malt with a ‘Full and Rich’ taste profile. Aged for a minimum of 12 years, this is a beautiful balance of warm spices, orange peel, heather and honey with a long powerful finish.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old - Islay
‘Smoky and Peaty’ taste profile – trade up from Laphroaig. A powerful, peat-smoke nose with seaweed and some sweetness, salty and sweet flavours with hints of wood and a long peaty-salt finish. It has been made on the same historic site since 1816.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old - Islay
No 1 seller from ‘Smoky and Peaty’ taste profile. Laphroaig, pronounced ‘La-froyg’, is a Gaelic word meaning ‘the beautiful hollow by the broad bay’. Laphroaig is particularly rich, heavy in peat but balanced with a sweet nuttiness of barley.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old - Highland
‘Medium and Fruity’ taste profile – A crisp, dry aromatic nose, then soft flavours of heather, honey-sweetness, malt and citrus-fruits lead to a lingering, sweet finish and finally some smoke and peat. Dalwhinnie is one of the highest operating distilleries in Scotland.
Oban 14 Year Old – West Highland
The Western Highland representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malt' series, Oban 14yo is superb, full-blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather and more than a hint of smoke.
Makers Mark – USA
America’s only handmade bourbon whiskey; distilled, aged and bottled in Kentucky
An excellent entry level cognac. VS stands for ‘Very Special’. This is a rich, smooth cognac with a fine depth of flavour with hints of oak and subtle fruit tones.
Since 1724, Rémy Martin has produced cognacs of exceptional quality and taste. This is a premium Fine Champagne Cognac: the only cognac brand made 100% from the finest Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus from the heart of the Cognac region in southern France. ‘VSOP’ stands for
‘Very Superior Old Pale’.
Grey Goose is lush, smooth and rounded and melts in the mouth with a long-lasting, satisfying finish.
Smirnoff Red Label
Smirnoff Red is the world's leading premium vodka. It is distilled 3 times and undergoes 10 stages of filtration to make it exceptionally smooth and neutral.
A rather vibrant gin from New York, made by three chaps using 'hand-cracked' juniper and fresh citrus peels (rather than frozen or dried peels). With big, well-rounded notes of citrus at its core.
This dry gin combines Macedonian juniper with local elderberries, samphire and gorse flowers. A gin that can be enjoyed neat or in the classic way with tonic.
“A Most Unusual Gin.” Distilled in decidedly un-ginnish Scotland, Hendrick’s is handcrafted in miniscule batches of only 450 litres at a time. It uses 11 botanicals along with unique infusions of cucumber and rose petals to create a wonderfully refreshing taste with a delightfully floral aroma.
Gin uses pure Icelandic water for a smooth, rounded finish; the worlds most awarded gin uses traditional maceration techniques and a pot stilled distillation; 10 botanicals are used to create the Martin Miller's Gin recipe.
Tanqueray is a dry, crisp gin with a rich juniper flavour that makes the most refreshing tasting gin and tonics and the driest of martini cocktails.
Bombay Sapphire’s botanicals are 100% vapour infused, resulting in a light, floral, well balanced gin. It is light in juniper in comparison to many other gins.
Noticeably dry with a zesty, citrus finish. Bold, complex and aromatic – smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced, perfect for a G&T.
A perfectly balanced gin of classic taste, Langley's No.8 is made with a secret blend of 8 botanicals, harvested at their freshest. Traditional methods, family values and generations of experience go into every small batch.
The finest and oldest rum brand in the world, dating back to 1703. Barbados is the only coral island in the Caribbean, its exceptionally pure waters allowing for distillation with passion and unparalleled excellence.
Originating in 1862, Bacardi Superior rum is the original, mixable, light-bodied rum aged in carefully selected oak barrels. Bacardi Superior is clear in colour, with flavours of vanilla, almonds and tropical fruits. Its finish is dry and smooth.
Bacardi Gold is amber in colour, mellow and smooth. Taste: vanilla, walnuts, spices and tropical fruits on a subtle background of oak.
Captain Morgan Dark rum has serious depth of flavour, recalling the navy ‘rum rations’ which went down so well with sailors. It is a blend of pot still and continuous still rums from Jamaica, Guyana & Barbados and is aged in oak and has a dark, full-bodied colour and distinctive rich taste that is unmistakable.
Kraken Black Spiced Rum is named after the mythical giant squid-like sea monster. It is aged for 12 to 24 months and blended with 11 spices including cinnamon, ginger and cloves to create a strong, rich and dark smooth Rum.
Messers. Hall & Woodhouse are delighted to present a pleasing assortment of their soft and non-alcoholic drinks for the delegation of their guests.
We’ve teamed up with some of the most well-known and more obscure soft drinks suppliers, from Coca-Cola, Frobishers and Fever Tree to Firefly, Folkingtons, Seedlip and Soda Folk, to offer a diverse range non-alcoholic beverages, which can be enjoyed all year round.
Heineken 0.0 Lager
0.0% is a balanced thirst-quencher with refreshing fruity notes and a soft malty body in a classic North European style.
Rosé, Spanish (250ml)
Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented and macerated. Pairs perfectly with traditional tapas, sausages and cured meats, as well as vegetable dishes and pasta.
Seedlip Garden 108 with tonic
A floral blend of hand-picked peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary and thyme. Best served with Indian tonic water. Why 108? It takes 108 days to grow peas.
Seedlip Spice 94 with tonic
A complex aromatic blend of Jamaican allspice berry & cardamom distillates with two barks and a bright citrus peel finish. Best served with Indian tonic water. Why 94? In 1494 Columbus encountered the allspice berries of what we now know as Jamaica.
Cawston Press Apple & Pear (Carton)
Lovely-tasting apple and pear varieties, pressed whole before adding a splosh of water.
Cawston Press Apple & Summer Berries (Carton)
Delicious varieties of apples added to raspberries and strawberries and pressed whole with a splish of water.
The real thing, created in 1886, in the classic bottle.
Karma Organic Cola
Made with Fairtrade organic cane sugar and real cola nut grown by the Mende and Temne people of Sierra Leone. Some of the proceeds from each bottle go to the growers’ families.
DIFFERENT (but delicious!)
Soda Folk Root Beer
Made with a careful mix of extracts, organic vanilla, cane sugar and pure maple syrup.
Firefly Lemon, Lime & Ginger
A zingy blend of lemons and limes, brimming with ginger and dandelion.
FLAVOURED SPARKLING DRINKS
Belvoir Elderflower Pressé (Light)
The taste of summer: an exquisite blend of freshly-picked elderflowers, fresh lemon juice and spring water.
Belvoir Raspberry Lemonade (Light)
Lots of freshly-pressed raspberry juice, blended with squeezed lemon juice and lightly sparkling spring water.
Cawston Press Apple
Made from the best-tasting apple varieties such as Cox’s Orange Pippin and Bramley, blended with natural ingredients and simply given some sparkle.
Cawston Press Rhubarb & Apple
The best-tasting apple varieties blended with pressed rhubarb.
Folkington’s Lemon & Mint Pressé
Made with pure Sicilian lemon juice and the essential oils of English-grown mint.
Rio Tropical (and Tropical Light – 17 calories)
A blend of orange, guava, apricot, mango and passionfruit juice in lightly sparkling spring water.
San Pellegrino Limonata
Created in 1959, this all-natural drink is made from a traditional recipe – sparkling water, freshly squeezed sun-ripened Italian lemons and sugar.
Karma Gingerella Ginger Ale
Taste the justice. The clean, crisp and fiery kick comes from a unique blend of Sri Lankan Fairtrade organic ginger, lemons, sugar and spice – and it’s a fair deal for the people who grow them.
Big Tom Spicy Tomato Juice
Fine Portuguese tomato juice delicately blended with herbs and spices. A tomato is actually a fruit but we don’t put it in our fruit salad.
Folkington’s Cloudy Apple
Blended juice from two British-grown apple
varieties: Russet and Jonagored.
100% pure, from autumn-harvested North American cranberries.
The aroma of fully sun-ripened oranges, the texture of the pulp and the slight bitterness of the juice… delicious.
Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer
Made with the finest natural ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour. The classic ‘lashings of ginger beer’ bottle.
Oils from handpicked English elderflowers blended with quinine from the fever trees of the Congo. Enjoy with gin or vodka or as a long drink on its own.
The gentle bitterness of angostura bark blended with aromatic botanicals such as cardamom, pimento berry and ginger. Enhances juniperrich and robust gin. Or try it as a sophisticated drink on its own.
Fever-Tree Indian (and Light)
Botanical oils blended with spring water and quinine from the fever-trees of the Eastern Congo. Makes the best gins or vodkas even better.
Coastal Spring Still and Sparkling
Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ comes from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters and is the perfect combination of great coffee and good ethics. The special blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from a single farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, which works to directly benefit the families and communities involved. The result of this is a naturally sweet and full-bodied coffee with notes of chocolate and caramel to finish.
COLOURFUL COFFEE - BECAUSE COFFEE SHOULDN’T JUST BE BLACK OR WHITE
100% Arabica, Ethically Sourced, Perfectly Crafted
All our coffees come with a double shot as standard. If you prefer your coffee decaffeinated, made with soya milk, or you like the addition of a flavoured syrup, please just ask our team.
From misty mountains and sun-kissed plains, the independent British company Canton Tea brings us the World’s best teas and herbal infusions. They source their teas direct from small, family-run farms, buying seasonally to ensure our teas are authentic, fresh and full of flavour.
Selection of Tea
- Traditional English Breakfast
- Decaf English Breakfast
- Classic Earl Grey
- Jade Tips Green Tea
- Red Berry & Hibiscus
- Lemongrass & Ginger
- Triple Mint
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Our indulgent DARK Hot Chocolate balances the bittersweet flavour of rich cocoa with subtle, fruity black cherry notes. Whereas our luxurious WHITE Hot Chocolate is mellow, milky and deliciously sweet.
Dark Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate
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