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The facilities here at Hunter’s Moon:

  • Large Beer Garden with seating for 68 people
  • Extensive Car Park with room for coaches
  • Fine ales and wines
  • Family friendly with high chairs available
  • 8 en-suite rooms offering comfortable and affordable accommodation
  • Bar and dining areas with seating for 100
  • Whole pub available for private hire
  • Cribbage and other games
  • Dog friendliness (for well behaved dogs please)
  • Excellent food at great prices
  • Real log fires
  • We can host up to three camper vans and are proud members of Britstops
  • …and finally,a genuinely warm welcome to everone we meet

What to do around Middlemarsh, Sherborne, Dorset

We’re lucky to be right in the middle of the Dorset countryside, with the Jurassic coast and sandy beaches of Weymouth, Bournemouth and Poole to our south, and the historic towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Wells to the north.

Whether sightseeing is your thing, you want action-packed family friendly days out, or fancy a spot of sport, there’s something for everyone around Middlemarsh. Here are a few of our favourites. If you have a suggestion for this page, please let us know!

Places to visit 

Sherborne, with its two castles, abbey and traditional high street, is a five minute drive from Hunter’s Moon. This bustling ancient town is great for shopping for visitors and locals alike.

Shaftesbury, famous for its ‘Hovis ad’ Gold Hill, is worthy of a wonder round.

Weymouth and Portland, which was venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing, is about half an hour’s drive from Hunter’s Moon. Here you can visit the sandy beaches, harbor and shops. You can also start to explore the Jurassic Coast from here – including Bridport, Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

We’re also very close to the beautiful town of Dorchester, famous for her connections with Thomas Hardy. It really is a picturesque town and well worth spending some time in.

Things to see 

Anyone visiting the area should take a look at the Cerne Abbas Giant. This world-famous landmark, said to be good for fertility, is well worth a visit, as is the pretty village of Cerne Abbas itself, with has a wealth of tearooms and picture opportunities.

Also worth a visit is Minterne Garden. Home to the Churchill and Digby families, the house and ‘Himalayan’ gardens are both magnificent.

Other places to visit include Monkey World and the nearby Tank Museum at Bovington, Haynes Motor Museum, Bennetts Water Gardens, Swanage Railway, Kingston Maurward, Montacute House, Lytes Cary, Corfe Castle, Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub-Tropical Gardens.

Walking

Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful countryside, Hunter’s Moon is a great place for walkers. Westcountry Now is a good starting point for planning your walking routes around Sherborne and Dorset, but a quick search on Google will reveal a wealth of resources.

Fishing 

Revels Fishery
Lyons Gate Fisheries 
Summerfields in Hermitage
Plus we’re close to the coast for sea fishing and beach casting.

Shooting

Southern Counties Leisure
Greenfields
Henley Hillbillies

If you’re visiting us we’ll always be happy to offer some suggestions to suit you too.