A village pub for all occasions
Originally located on the Pilgrims’ Way (the path to Canterbury from Hampshire), the Moat is a perfect example of a classic, traditional English country pub. At its heart is a 14th Century converted barn with its own private bar area, perfect for celebrations.
When Hall & Woodhouse originally refurbished the pub the new oak floorboards were continually warping. Further investigation found that the pub was built over an underground stream and the floorboards were subsequently replaced with flagstones, which may have been the source of the pub name.
A great place to stop off on your way to the coast, we’re dog friendly, as well as every great pub should be, with a large garden, children’s play area and plenty of parking, ideal for those long summer days. And during the darker and colder winter months our roaring log fires, flagstone floors and oak beams really do come into their own.
Monday – Saturday: 11.30 - 11pm
Sunday: Noon – 10pm
“It seemed a place where heroes could fitly feast after victory, where weary harvesters could line up in scores along the table and keep their Harvest Home with mirth and song, or where two or three friends of simple tastes could sit about as they pleased and eat and drink and talk in comfort and contentment.”
Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ has come from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s a combination of fantastic coffee and good ethics. This particular blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from one farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, who work to directly benefit the families and communities involved.
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Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.
Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.
The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.
So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.
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