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Hunter's Moon

Middlemarsh, Sherborne, DT9 5QN +44 1963392007

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:00 Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30 Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Lovely welcoming pub and very good food. Definitely go again

Julia 07 July 2018
from Bristol

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A former 18th-century coaching inn, Hunter’s Moon was runner up in the Good Pub Guide’s Landlord of the Year 2012. It is also renowned for homemade British cuisine, real ales, and traditional ciders.

Offering a wealth of comforting dishes, Hunter’s Moon menu includes local seasonal dishes like crispy duck in gooseberry sauce, a tasty game casserole, and a succulent pan-fried venison steak. Other favourites include the slow roasted lamb shank in port & red currant sauce, and the alluring pork chops in Somerset scrumpy cider and apple sauce. There is also a fantastic selection of chargrilled steaks.

Decked with homely trinkets, authentic red brick features, and stone fireplaces, Hunter’s Moon is a cosy hideaway. A quaint beer garden, decorated with hanging flower baskets, allow diners to bask in the rural Dorset surroundings.

In the rural village of Middlemarsh, Hunter’s Moon restaurant in Dorset is just a 5-minute drive from the historic town of Sherborne. Dorchester is just a 20-minute drive away.

Hunter's Moon

Middlemarsh, Sherborne, DT9 5QN

Contact +44 1963210966
Reservations +44 1963392007

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Customer reviews for Hunter's Moon

4.7 (((() (based on 64 reviews)
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  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (43)
  • value (31)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • large parties (10)
  • business (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (2)
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  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 7 July 2018 by Julia from Bristol

    Lovely welcoming pub and very good food. Definitely go again

  • ((((( 22 June 2018 by Melvin from DORCHESTER

    The warm welcome, together with well cooked and presented food, are particular reasons for me and my family attending Hunter's Moon

  • ((((* 20 June 2018 by Rachel from Dorchester

    Food is amazing and welcoming staff. Arrived on Father’s Day to a virtually empty pub but it soon got busy and staff were a little under pressure.

  • ((((* 9 May 2018 by David from Carmarthen

    Good pub grub, friendly staff, reasonably priced and worth a visit. Wise to book at weekends. Have been here 4 or 5 times and never disappointed. Dog friendly.

  • ((((( 4 May 2018 by John from Bideford, N. Devon

    We were made extremely welcome by the cheerful landlord and were presented with a wide-ranging lunch menu, from which we were able to select meals which suited all our tastes and portion size, there being a smaller option, which suited the two elderly ladies well. The meals were well prepared and tasty. The desserts, which can often be a weak afterthought in some restaurants, were very good and the landlord provided a much appreciated birthday candle + sung rendition, for our birthday guest.

  • ((((( 28 April 2018 by Audrey from Ringwood

    The first impression was of a busy, well-patronised establishment. There was a pleasant buzz of conversation and plenry of customers to make one realise people liked to go there. Mine host was friendly and welcoming and our table was pleasantly situated in a window.
    We were served drinks on arrival and left to await our friends - being assured when they were a little late that it was no problem.
    The menu was not vast or comlicated but offered good wholesome 'pub' food with none of the ridiculous pretensions to be offering works of art!
    Our food arrived promptly, was well cooked and delicious. We were well attended, being asked whether all was well neither too soon or too often
    There was good choice of desserts with a wide variety. I had Banoffee Pie which was superb.
    Overall we had an excellent experience. Our friends from Exeter whom we meet for lunch regularly voted it first class & suggested we return at some future date, which is more than can be said for some of the other establishments in the area we have tried in the past.

  • ((((( 19 April 2018 by David from sherborne

    visited the hunters moon for lunch on the 15th april for the very first time. we found all the staff very friendly and the food was excellent. my wife had the carvery which she really enjoyed and i had probably the best burger i have tasted in a long while. we are looking forward to returning too the hunters moon in the near future.

  • ((((* 13 April 2018 by David from Dorchester

    Excellent and varied lunch menu choice, good for families as well as adults.

  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Gail from Thornford

    Every thing as usual was excellent no problems whatsoever.

  • ((((( 25 January 2018 by Michael from DORCHESTER

    Booking the restaurant was very easy when we arrived the staff were very helpful and friendly the service was excellent the food we ordered arrived piping hot and plenty of it cooked t perfection

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