The Fontmell has the sort of bar you will never want to leave, a restaurant dining room with the feel of a country house library 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.

Our general manager Shane and Head Chef Tom look forward to welcoming you soon for a drink, to stay the night, or to sample our stunning food. 


Tom and his team 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 six 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.

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 




Sunday - Tuesday 9am - 10pm

Wednesday - Saturday 9am - Midnight


Monday - Thursday 12pm - 2pm
/ 6pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

/ 6pm - 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm / 4pm - 8pm



+44 1747 811441


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