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.
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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.
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.
7 February 2020
good food, large portions and feindly staff
25 January 2020
We had a great meal. Lovely ambiance, good service. Always enjoy going to The Hunters Moon.
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.
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
3 November 2019
A lovely meal in a relaxed environment. Carvery has a large selection of vegetables and the meat was plentiful. Deserts very tasty. Staff friendly and reasonable in cost.
6 September 2019
Usual good service and food at The Hunters Moon. Easy to book on their website, always a cheerful welcome from Dean and the staff. A reasonable menu with a good choice of dishes. Great to have the option of small servings. Quality of the food is always reliable and good value. A proper traditional country public house
6 September 2019
Food much improved from last report. We enjoyed our meals Curries should still be a bi spicier
30 August 2019
Have always had top class meals here until last Friday. Beef curry was bland and chewy. None of the three curies on offer were marketed as they normally are, i.e. Very hot, medium , mild. Has there been a change of chef? If so, in my view, it's not for the better. I will give the restaurant another chance in view of the good quality we have had previously.