We’ve got a great range of drinks, as any quality village pub should. The stars of the show are our Badger beers, brewed within 100 miles of us right in the heart of the Dorset countryside by Hall & Woodhouse and delivered fresh to us every week. Then there’s a range of quality lagers and wines from all over the world, all the best spirits and soft drinks, so you’re guaranteed to find something to quench your thirst.
Monday to Saturday: 12 noon to 10pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 8pm
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.
We’ve listed the entire range of our delicious Badger Beers below; however, the range we stock can change throughout the year, so please speak to a member of our team to check our current offer.
BADGER BEST BITTER
CLASSIC AUBURN-COLOURED BITTER –
A thirst-quenching beer that combines our finest Flagon ale malt with a small amount of crystal malt to give a subtle malt character.
THE FURSTY FERRET
MORISHLY MALTY, AMBER ALE –
Dark crystal malt delivers a full-bodied biscuity taste, rounded off with a subtle floral & lemon hop aroma.
THE LEGENDARY TANGLE FOOT
DECEPTIVELY DRINKABLE GOLDEN ALE –
Finest English Flagon barley, together with Goldings & Challenger hops deliver balanced flavours of crisp malt & subtle hop, with a delicate pear drop aroma.
THE WICKED WYVERN
WEST COAST STYLE IPA –
This IPA is brewed with Amarillo, Cascade & Mosaic hops. It has a flaring deep bronze colour, a citrus aroma of zesty grapefruit, a bitter hop character & a dry hoppy finish. A wonderfully refreshing & well-balanced beer.
THE HOPPING HARE
LIGHT, HOPPY PALE ALE –
A marriage of aromatic citrus American Amarillo & Cascade hops & the finest English Flagon barley.
Winner of the best golden ale in the UK at the World Beer Awards 2018.
THE GOLDEN CHAMPION
BRIGHT GOLDEN ALE –
Light & refreshing, a crisp taste of summer with floral hints of elderflower.
THE BLANDFORD FLY
SWEET & SPICY GOLDEN ALE –
A unique golden ale with a refreshingly different ginger taste, 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
RICH & FRUITY RUBY ALE –
Crystal & chocolate malts provide a full-bodied taste with sweet, complex flavours of damson & liquorice.
Winner of UK gold in the flavoured fruit & vegetable category at the World Beer Awards 2018.
How we love a good cider; it’s the perfect refreshment – crisp and sweet yet tantalisingly tangy. Cider has a long history, with the Romans getting their first taste of the appley brew during their invasion of Britain. Fast forward to the 18th Century and farm labourers were paid by the pint! Below are just a few of our delicious ciders, we’ve not listed our entire range though, so make sure pop in to see our latest selection.
Old Mout Berries & Cherries
This fun, fruity cider brings all the summer fruits together in one super refreshing glass!
Old Mout Kiwi & Lime
Serve with a wedge of lime & drink it over ice with friends.
Old Mout Pineapple & Raspberry
The meeting of exotic pineapple & tart raspberries, blended to remind you of balmy, far-flung places.
Old Mout Strawberry & Pomegranate
One for the sweet of tooth, with a sweet strawberry & juicy pomegranate tang.
Who knows the difference between ale and lager? Well it all comes down to the yeast and brewing temperature (lagers are brewed using a process of cool fermentation and maturation), we won’t go into all the details here, but suffice to say our range of lagers below are all celebrated for their crisp and refreshing finish.
A refreshing Helles style lager from Hall & Woodhouse, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast & a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc & Huell Melon hops.
The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the Hall & Woodhouse brewery, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas & views can be exchanged.
The ultimate Italian lager since 1859, Birra Moretti’s special blend of high quality hops creates a smooth & full-bodied lager with wholemeal bread top notes, which are cut by a delicate citrus note.
A refreshing alcohol-free lager characterised by fruity & fresh malt notes & a light body. At just 69 calories, this is a great refreshing drink for all.
This lager is characterised by banana & candy fruitiness, fresh maltiness & a clean, bittersweet finish.
A delicate flavour combining cereal notes with a subtle, sweet bubblegum fruitiness. A very drinkable lager that does what it's designed for – to be enjoyed ice cold, in the sun, with friends.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten-Free
Peroni has perfected this gluten-free recipe for Italy’s most iconic lager – with the same crisp & refreshing taste & notable citrus aroma as the original.
Amber-gold in colour with a firm malt centre, Brooklyn Lager is ‘dry-hopped’ for a long, cold maturation, which results in a wonderfully flavourful lager that is smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food.
Quintessentially English and brimming with style, we love gin for its complex yet delicate labyrinth of flavours. It gets its aromatic notes from the juniper berries, as well as the additional botanicals selected by the distiller, with each distiller creating their own unique concoction. Below is a selection of our favourite gins, handpicked for you to enjoy!
Tanqueray London Dry
Charles Tanqueray perfected his London Dry gin 180 years ago & his
recipe, which achieves a perfect balance of four botanicals, remains a timeless classic today.
Tanqueray No. Ten
A super-premium gin, Tanqueray No. TEN is handcrafted in small batches & uses whole fresh citrus fruit in the distillation process.
Hendrick's uses 11 peculiar botanicals along with uniquely curious infusions of cucumber & rose petals to create a wonderfully refreshing taste with a delightfully floral aroma.
Fresh raspberries are steeped in the triple-distilled spirit, creating a dry yet subtly smooth finish.
A perfectly balanced gin of classic taste, Langley’s No.8 is made with a secret blend of 8 botanicals, harvested at their freshest.
Conker Dorset Dry
Distilled in Bournemouth in Dorset’s first gin distillery, the Dorset Dry is a refreshing take on a classic juniper-led London Dry, with bright Dorset notes of elderberries, samphire & handpicked gorse flowers.
Conker Perfect Serve – Conker Dorset Dry gin topped with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic, with lime to garnish.
A super-premium, small batch gin made in New York. Fresh, with juicy citrus notes that enhance both classic & contemporary gin serves.
Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla
A unique distilled gin made with Sevilla orange essences & other fine botanicals. Inspired by Charles Tanqueray's original recipes & the ripening oranges growing on the trees in sun-drenched Seville.
Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger
Inspired by the glory of English country gardens, the essence of rhubarb adds a tart, crisp edge to the smooth English gin base, whilst the ginger extract warms the palate for a full-bodied finish.
Seedlip Garden 108
A herbal & floral blend of handpicked peas & home-grown hay with traditional plant distillates in celebration of the English countryside.
Seedlip Spice 94
An aromatic & complex blend of Jamaican allspice berry, cardamom, bark & citrus peel distillates.
Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
Uniquely fresh tasting with subtle & supportive citrus notes that are perfectly balanced by naturally sourced quinine.
Pairs perfectly with Conker Dorset Dry, Langley's No.8 & Tanqueray No. TEN
Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Indian Tonic
By using fruit sugars, Fever-Tree has created a naturally sourced, low calorie tonic with 46% fewer calories.
Pairs perfectly with Brooklyn & Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger
Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
Soft, subtle flavours of freshly handpicked elderflower give a perfect balance to the tonic's natural quinine.
Pairs perfectly with Hendrick’s, Pinkster & Seedlip Garden 108
Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
Made using South American angostura bark, perfectly balanced with sweet, spicy notes of cardamom, ginger, vanilla & pimento berry.
Pairs perfectly with Seedlip Spice 94, Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla & Tanqueray London Dry
Despite packing a powerful punch, the word ‘vodka’ comes from the Slavic word ‘voda’, meaning water. Water it isn’t, but it does make the perfect accompaniment for one of our delicious tonics.
A special vodka made in copper pot stills, distilled from Russian grains & filtered through silver birch charcoal. Very smooth & supple.
The exceptionally smooth, family-made, super-premium vodka from Schiedam, Holland. Inspired by more than 325 years of family tradition & distilling expertise.
Ketel One Citroen
This flavoured vodka begins with Ketel One vodka, infused with the essence of four types of lemons & two types of limes to enhance the freshness.
The only vodka made entirely from milk, which results in an exceptionally smooth finish & unique creamy character. It is made at The Black Cow Distillery, located right in the heart of Childhay Manor organic farm, set in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Dorset.
Black Cow Perfect Serve – The Pink Cow – Black Cow vodka, topped with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic & a slice of orange.
One of the world’s most iconic super-premium vodkas. Grey Goose is produced using wheat & water from Grand Champagne in France using only high-quality ingredients that make this award-winning vodka desired the world over.
Crafted from 100% Polska rye & pristine water from their own natural well, Belvedere vodka contains zero additives, revealing the beautiful & layered taste of the world’s first super-premium vodka.
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, Rioja and Malbec grapes. And if that’s 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.
Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Grande – Chile
Fresh and crisp, with ripe citrus fruit and
packed with lime zest and kiwi flavours.
Refreshing with racy acidity on the finish.
Pinot Grigio, Mirabello – Italy
Gentle floral and citrus aromas. Fresh, crisp and delicate on the palate with lightly honeyed fruit balanced by lemony acidity.
Chardonnay, Between Thorns - Australia
Crisp & fruity with tropical aromas, followed by flavours of juicy nectarines & peaches & a hint of vanilla.
Viognier, Baron de Badassière – France
Subtle aromas of almond & honey on the
nose. Rounded on the palate, with guava
& apricot flavours, balanced by a refreshing acidity on the 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
Pinot Gris Marlborough, Kim Crawford – New Zealand
Pale straw in colour. Wonderfully lifted
orchard fruit notes of ripe pear & apple
with floral notes & hints of clove.
Well balanced with a touch of fruit
sweetness on the crisp finish.
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.
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.
Pinot Noir, Le Fou – France
Rich & warm with aromas of cherry jam.
The palate is nicely balanced with an
exciting, savoury bitterness provided by
ripe, tasty tannins.
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.
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
Bodegas Borsao Rosé – Spain
A well balanced & fruity rosé with aromas of strawberry jam & a hint of mid palate sweetness.
Torres Natureo Rosé (Non-alcoholic) - Spain
A blend of Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with a small amount of skin contact allowed prior to fermentation, creating the vibrant pink colour. Fresh & light with ripe red & black fruit flavours.
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.
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.
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, Lunetta Spumante – Italy
Refreshing & harmonious with aromas
of apple & peach. Crisp fruit flavours
& a clean finish.
Pinot Noir, Rosé Royale Montresor – Italy
Rich toasty aromas of bread mingled with flower blossom, ripe apples and cherries. Elegant and well balanced.
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.
You’ll have noticed there are two spellings for this superior spirit – ‘whiskey’ and ‘whisky’. Despite there being just one letter between them, the difference is significant. Get it wrong, and the country of origin will become rather tetchy. To put it simply, ‘whiskey’ comes from Ireland and America, whilst ‘whisky’ comes from Scotland.
Highland Park 12 Year Old
The Orkney Single Malt with a Viking soul, Highland Park is a perfect harmony of aromatic smoky peat, sweet heather honey & rich fruit cake.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
From a storm-lashed island off the west coast of Scotland comes Laphroaig – meaning ‘beautiful hollow by the broad bay’. The most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
A classic example of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, from the highest & coldest distillery in Scotland. Smooth & sweet with notes of heather & honey, it is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Oban 14 Year Old
A Single Malt Scotch Whisky in which the rich, complex flavours of the Highlands mingle with the peaty, maritime character of the islands. Enjoy it neat or with a little spring water.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
An intensely flavoured, smoky & rich Single Malt Scotch Whisky that is revered by connoisseurs & is, for many, the definitive Islay malt. Its distinctive smoky flavour is complemented by delicious dried fruit sweetness, making it a beloved dram.
A small batch of different Speyside single malts which are expertly blended, marrying fruity aromas & mellow vanilla notes to create a richness & vibrancy that’s perfect for mixing.
Soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, creates a one-of-a-kind, full-flavoured bourbon that’s easy to drink.
If rum makes you conjure up images of pirates and sailors brandishing wooden barrels and singing “yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum!” you’re not far wrong. That’s because as a Caribbean commodity we’ve been shipping this sugary spirit to English shores since the 17th Century. Here’s our pick of some of the tastiest rums going.
Havana Club Añejo Especial
A blend of young & old rum bases, to craft a perfectly smooth & balanced flavour. The use of selected young white oak barrels for the double ageing process creates a unique taste profile with notes of vanilla & caramel.
Pampero Añejo Especial
Using oak barrels to pioneer a new ageing process, Pampero’s rums took on such depth & smooth complexity even the government were convinced & changed the very laws of rum making to enhance their quality.
Appleton Estate Rare Blend Aged 12 Years
The rare Jamaican rums that make up this blend have all been aged for a minimum of 12 years, creating a rum with deep oak & fruity cocoa notes followed by delicate molasses, vibrant orange peel, rich vanilla, subtle coffee & a hint of toasted oak & almond. It is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Havana Club Añejo 7
A stylish & exceptionally rich rum. Intense, but round & smooth, its complex aged notes combine with a crispness reminiscent of its sugarcane origins to give a rum that pays tribute to Cuba’s rum making tradition.
Flor De Cana 7 Gran Reserva
A single estate rum from Nicaragua, enriched by an active volcano, naturally aged without sugar, additives or artificial ingredients & distilled with 100% renewable energy.
Angostura Reserva 7 Year Old
Chocolate & sweet vanilla spice characterise this versatile Trinidadian rum which has a dry, toasted finish.
A spiced rum made with Caribbean spirit. A satisfying combination of sweet & spice with a smooth taste & warming ginger aroma.
Named after the sea beast of myth & legend, The Kraken rum is bold, rich, black & smooth.
DARK SPIRIT MIXERS
Fever-Tree Madagascan Cola
A rich blend of citrus & spice from around the world, Fever-Tree has carefully created a cola to enhance & complement the finest rums, whiskies & bourbons.
Pairs perfectly with Angostura Reserva 7 Year Old, Flor De Cana 7 Gran Reserva, Havana Club Añejo Especial, Havana Club Añejo 7 & Pampero Añejo Especial
Fever-Tree Smoky Ginger Ale
A rich, dry ginger taste combined with woody & smoky flavours with a hint of citrus.
Pairs perfectly with Maker’s Mark & Monkey Shoulder
Coca-Cola Signature Mixers Spicy Notes
With a warm introduction that gives way to a fiery finish, this Signature Mixer is a sophisticated & complex blend – citrusy lime, ginger, spicy jalapeño, fragrant rosemary & aromatic jasmine.
Pairs perfectly with RedLeg & The Kraken
You don’t always fancy something alcoholic, so for those days when you want something soft we’ve put together a delicious assortment of our favourite soft drinks for you to enjoy.
A delicious blend of 10% real orange, guava, apricot, mango & passion fruit juice in lightly sparkling spring water.
Rio Tropical Light
No added sugar and only 17 calories, but the same great-tasting blend of 10% real orange, guava, apricot, mango & passion fruit juice in lightly sparkling spring water.
Be transported to the lemon groves of Southern Italy. With 16% juice from ripe lemons, Sanpellegrino Limonata is in a league of its own.
Cawston Press Sparkling Cloudy Apple
Pressed Braeburn, Jonagold & Gala apples blended with sparkling water.
Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb
Pressed pink rhubarb & apples blended with sparkling water.
Karma Gingerella Ginger Ale
Mother Nature's magical healer – ginger grown organically by Fairtrade farmers in Sri Lanka. Its clean, crisp & fiery kick comes from a unique blend of organic ginger, lemons, sugar, spice & a fair deal for the people who grow them.
Belvoir Light Elderflower Pressé
Made on Belvoir’s own farm, this pressé is bursting with elderflowers & lemon juice. Made with natural ingredients & nothing artificial, each bottle contains only 50 calories.
Belvoir Light Raspberry Lemonade
Made with 100% natural ingredients & gently sparkling spring water, this raspberry lemonade is bursting with real pressed raspberries & lemons. Each bottle contains only 53 calories.
DIFFERENT (BUT DELICIOUS!)
Soda Folk Cream Soda
Made with a blend of Madagascan vanilla extracts, with a rich creamy taste & a bit of cedar & smokiness to give it depth.
Firefly Pomegranate & Elderflower
A lush pomegranate livener, with a kick of kola nut.
Big Tom Spiced Tomato
Blended with over 20 herbs & spices, Big Tom is an award-winning spiced tomato juice.
Martin Frobisher’s Cranberry
Martin Frobisher’s is made with delicious tart, tangy cranberries. Sourced from the province of Quebec, Canada, this quaffable tipple is 100% natural with nothing artificial.
Pago Premium Orange
Perfectly refreshing sweet & sour balance of pure oranges with satisfying delicious fruit pieces. Simply 100% fruit, nothing added.
Pago Premium Pineapple
Velvety smooth & gently aromatic, Pago Pineapple is 100% pure juice & nothing else – no added sugar.
Folkington’s Cloudy Apple
Made from blending juices from Russet apples grown in several Wealden orchards in Sussex & Kent & one orchard in Herefordshire together with Jonagored apples also grown in Herefordshire.
Diet Coke Classic Icon
A lighter Coke taste with a no calorie lift.
Coca-Cola Classic Icon
The real thing since 1886, nothing refreshes like Coca-Cola Classic in the classic glass bottle.
Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer
A traditional brewed ginger beer with a complex, fiery & full flavour. Made using the finest natural ginger root.
Cawston Press Apple & Pear Fruit Water (Carton)
Pressed apples & pears shaken up with water.
Cawston Press Apple & Summer Berries Fruit Water (Carton)
Pressed apples, strawberries & raspberries shaken up with water.
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
Ultimate Hot Chocolate
Flake, Maltesers, marshmallows and cream atop your favourite hot chocolate – rainy day decadence!
Liqueur Hot Chocolate
DARK hot chocolate with Cointreau liqueur OR WHITE hot chocolate with Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur.
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