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Welcome to The Countryman Inn

filled soft tacos

Our Autumn Menu is here

As the nights draw darker and the leaves start to fall, we’ve got new seasonal flavours landing on our menu. We’ve got the perfect dishes to say hello to the new season with pulled lamb shepherd’s pie, king prawn Vietnamese curry and rump steak sandwich to name a few. From the taste tests so far, it’s pretty special.

A traditional family-friendly pub

Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the impressive roadside pub located in the hamlet of East Knighton. Here at The Countryman Inn, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand.

Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there’s a dish for every desire.

Turn your fleeting visit into a welcomed stay by resting your head in one of our Nine ensuite rooms. All decorated with cosy interiors and homely touches you’ll be able to unwind in comfort and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a home away from home.

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chicken and ham hock pie, garden peas and gravy

Seriously good pub food

Where freshly prepared pub classics meet indulgent flavours, and irresistible bar snacks pair perfectly with our drinks.

With traditional family favourites, small plates to keep the little ones happy and generous sharers to enjoy between friends, our menu is bursting with flavour and promises to satisfy any craving.

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Our bar is fully stocked with the best selection of your favourite drinks! From world lagers to spirits, wines to cocktails and every tipple in-between.

Join us for a fleeting cocktail with a friend, a quiet pint at the bar, or celebrate the big occasion and start your weekend with high spirits. No matter what you fancy, we’ll have something to tickle your tastebuds every time.

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The Crab Shack is our little hidden gem, tucked away in the corner of our beautiful beer garden.

At the Crab Shack you can enjoy a small range of bites, including our delicious Crab Open Sandwich with white & brown crab meat and our famous House Crab Shack Sauce.

You can even enjoy our Skin-On Dirty Chips, topped with crab and our house sauce! And if crab isn’t for you, you can also treat yourself to our scampi or succulent southern fried chicken!

So, are you looking to dine in an idyllic setting just four miles from the famous Jurassic Coast? The Crab Shack is the authentic seaside pub experience.

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The Countryman Inn is host to nine comfortable rooms for a place to rest your head, whether you spend your days exploring the countryside or retreating to the bar. We are the perfect respite, no matter if it’s a few days or just for the night, the Countryman Inn is the place to be.

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The Countryman Inn is located on Blacknoll Lane in the heart of East Knighton village, Dorchester.

Whether you’ve been exploring the local area or just wanting a pub outing – we’ll see you soon.

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