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The Swan Inn

Market Place, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AR

An 18th century coaching inn in the beautiful Blackmore Vale 

Overlooking the old marketplace, the Swan Inn dates back to medieval times, though it was rebuilt after the Sturminster Newton fire of 1721. The town itself was once home to Thomas Hardy, and with the Dorset Trailway only a short walk away, these days the Swan is rich in history as well as being a popular choice for cyclists, dog walkers and families alike.

In truth, this welcoming pub has something for everyone, with a spacious open bar, a large separate dining area and an attractive secluded courtyard garden. The pub’s seasonally changing menu ranges from light bites to wholesome, freshly cooked dishes using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. And with five comfortable bedrooms, (all dog-friendly) the Swan makes for the perfect pub for a short-break in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Please note this pub is temporarily closed. 




Dog Friendly

Outdoor Space


Sunday Roasts