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The Anvil

Salisbury Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8UN

17th century charm in Badger Beer territory

Located in the village of Pimperne in North Dorset, two miles northeast of Blandford Forum (aka the home of our Badger Beer) the Anvil Inn is the perfect example of a beautiful, thatched country pub with rooms.

As the name suggests, the Anvil Inn was once the home of the local blacksmith. The pub dates back to the 17th century and remains steeped in history. It now offers its guests a cosy environment in which to enjoy a modern, British menu rooted in traditional pub classics. With its nine newly refurbished bedrooms, several roaring log fires and comfortable bar and dining areas the Anvil Inn is the perfect home away from home.




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COVID19 Update


We welcome the Government’s decision that Public Houses can reopen from Saturday 4th July. We have been working tirelessly to prepare for this. Our priority is to reopen our pubs in a safe and controlled way for our guests and our team.


Whilst we cannot wait to welcome you back, we will be reopening our pubs in a phased approach starting from Tuesday 7th July. This is to ensure the very highest levels of hospitality can be consistently delivered, as they were before the pandemic started.


Details of which pubs will be opening when, are HERE. We suggest you keep an eye on our individual pub websites for further details of exactly when they will be reopening and what you can expect.


We continue to brew our award-winning Badger beer at our Blandford Brewery, which you can buy online HERE.