Hunter's Moon

(114 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 114 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (81)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (80)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (21)
  • romantic (20)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (52)
  • views (2)
  • By Val R from Sherborne
    4 November 2020

    We love the Hunter's Moon, good food and good ambience. Dean, the landlord, is excellent, warm and welcoming. Staff are also professional and efficient.

  • By Garry P from Dorchester
    3 November 2020

    It's not the most local pub for us...but because of the lovely food and atmosphere we always prefer to eat here. The staff and owner are always friendly and helpful, the service is always great. Their pies are always lovely and have a lovely choice of what you would like to have served with them. Burgers are always a lovely fav too. And don't forget the superb Sunday roast , but you will need to book for those.

  • By Sarah F from Leamington spa
    27 October 2020

    The staff were so friendly and helpful, the one way system and hand hygiene etc was all adhered to. The food was great and the flex of adapting portion sizes to suit the audience was really helpful.

  • By Mel W from Milborne Port
    18 October 2020

    Had a really good Sunday lunch and the staff company was excellent, thank. Will be back soon

  • By PhilB B from Osmington
    15 October 2020

    Excellent food and service.

  • By Diane F from Yeovil
    11 October 2020

    Lovely meal. The service was excellent and everyone very friendly.

  • By Mr J.G. & Mrs M.A. H from Barnstaple
    29 September 2020

    We were given a warm welcome and given clear instructions on Covid precautions - "standing up = masks on; sitting down = masks off" - and excellent table service was provided by friendly, efficient and masked staff. Hunter's Moon has great character, with ample space for diners to be well separated from other tables.There was a good choice of lunch-time menu, to suit all pockets, and our meals were well presented and delicious, though perhaps a wider selection of green vegetables would have been preferable, in addition to the ample potatoes. A slight problem in serving desserts before a 3.00 p.m. closing time, was averted with mutual cooperation, and it might have been better if this issue had been made clear beforehand, perhaps by suggesting an earlier booking time, which would have been possible. Our guest, who is 89, was a slow eater, due to dental problems, which didn't affect her enjoyment, but resulted in a longer dining period. We will remember this point ourselves, next year, and book half an hour earlier!

  • By Christopher B from Weymouth
    22 September 2020

    Friendly greeting and service, very Covid safe, fantastic steak an kidney pie - all you could ask for really!

  • By Richard C from Bristol
    21 September 2020

    Very friendly staff made us feel welcome immediately. The menu was large and varied, with a daily board of specials. The well implemented covid precautions made us feel very safe. The hunters chicken was delicious, as was the vegetable lasagne. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, which will be repeated

  • By Claire I from Dorchester
    5 September 2020

    Lovely service! Fab food! Definitely will go back

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

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