Hunter's Moon

(97 Reviews)
Middlemarsh, Sherborne, South West England, DT9 5QN
British, European


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

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Hunter's Moon
(based on 97 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (18)
  • dinner (70)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (67)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (19)
  • romantic (18)
  • value (44)
  • views (2)
  • By Elizabeth C from Sherborne
    31 July 2020

    Lunch time meal was delicious, we sat outside due to the covid restrictions. Service was brilliant, we were really looked after, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Very polite staff really engaging, fun and helpful. Brilliant lunch time visit

  • By Lorna S from Yeovil
    19 July 2020

    Three of us had Sunday lunch. We had the full lunchtime menu but chose the roast, 2 had turkey and 1 had pork and turkey. It was quite a long wait for our meal, about half an hour, but was well worth it as it was delicious when it arrived. Nicely cooked veg and lots of meat. The waitress was obliging and friendly.

  • By Peter H from Sherbourne
    15 July 2020

    Good food safe service felt happy with all aspects

  • By Heather B from Alton Pancras
    10 July 2020

    I don't do free text.

  • By Sam B from Dorchester
    21 February 2020

    Took my parents for lunch for my mums birthday, Nice to go somewhere, where you can feel at home, the staff are friendly and welcoming, the Landlord will have a laugh and joke with you which is great. Food was lovely.. atmosphere just right, no loud music. Great location. I will be back at some point.

  • By Arna D from Dorchester
    20 February 2020

    Cosy country pub. Lovely lunch. Landlord couldn't have been more helpful. Great service. We didn't realise that the pub actually closed at 2.30 but we were not rushed in any way.

  • By Cherry C from Brighton
    7 February 2020

    good food, large portions and feindly staff

  • By Val R from Cosmore
    25 January 2020

    We had a great meal. Lovely ambiance, good service. Always enjoy going to The Hunters Moon.

  • By Sue B from Exeter
    21 December 2019

    Good reliable village pub. Always very welcoming. Good choice of dishes on the menu with an option of small portions which is very welcome.

  • By Ray H from Stalbridge
    19 November 2019

    The food was ok, not in my mind brilliant I had fish and chips, good chips and fish alright peas dry, would have preferred mushy peas. Dessert was apple crumble not for me it looked and tasted like stewed apples topped with granola, I asked for ice cream with it and got cream, anyway didn’t eat it and was not charged for it,I believe my guest, who recommended Hunters moon was not impressed and said the food standard had gone down since she was last there. The service was good and the ambience was great, would not return in a hurry, sorry. Ray Hall

Restaurant Location Map
Hunter's Moon
Middlemarsh, Sherborne, South West England, DT9 5QN

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