The Fontmell has the sort of bar you will never want to leave, with open fires & window seats a plenty tucked into corners of the bar, a restaurant dining room adorned with vintage wine and six beautiful bedrooms.

The pub extends over Collier’s Brook, Fontmell Magna’s village stream, which flows between the bar and the dining room. When the windows are open the babbling brook creates a serene environment in which to eat and relax.

The Fontmell is the perfect place to stay for a weekend away in North Dorset or to accommodate friends who are visiting the area.

We look forward to welcoming you soon for a drink, to stay the night, or to sample our stunning food. 


We use seasonal and local produce wherever possible and have developed excellent relationships with their suppliers. Our house beer, Sibeth Ale, is brewed especially for us at the nearby Keystone brewery. The menu is varied and changes daily, but the emphasis is always on using the region’s best growers and producers.

The Fontmell was carefully restored and extended some 8 years ago, introducing a fine dining ethos while still maintaining the pub’s connection with loyal locals, creating its relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our dining room is the perfect location for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory meal for a larger group.


Did you know we breed our own rare breed Gloucester old spot cross Berkshire's just 2 miles from the pub. This provides all the pork for the pub from the sausages and bacon that guests enjoy at breakfast to our Sunday pork shoulder roast to the pork scratchings on the bar. Even the sausage rolls on the bar are freshly baked with our own pork. It is part of our home grown philosophy to know the provenance of the food we deliver to your table. Keeping it local is in our DNA and our pigs are just one example of our dedication to your plate.

A “boutique hotel with beer taps”, this pub conversion in Dorset is a notch up from most of its ilk. It has been cleverly reimagined, with the village stream running between the bar area and the new dining room. Expect comfy beds in rustic yet contemporary rooms.
— Daily Telegraph
This inn is outstanding. They serve an excellent variety of fresh, locally sourced foods. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted great. The Fontmell is exquisitely decorated and has a magical blend of informal elegance and English country charm
— Taste of the West

"Grand Finalists at the 2016 Trencherman's Awards for Best Bar List"



The Fontmell, Crown Hill,
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury,
Dorset, SP7 0PA 




Monday & Tuesday 10am - 10pm

Wednesday - Thursday - 10am - 11pm

Friday & Saturday - 10am - 11.30pm

Sunday - 10am - 8pm


(last orders are 15 minutes before the end of service)

Monday - Thursday 12pm - 2pm / 6pm -8.30pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm - 2pm /

6pm - 9pm

Sunday 12pm - 5



+44 1747 811441


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