We’re passionate about food

We work with local suppliers

We source the very best local produce and ingredients

We’re passionate about food. We work with local suppliers including, Jurrassic Coast Meats, Mato’s of Blandford, Dorset Game Larder, Steepton Bill, Portland Shellfish, The Fine Food Co. and Samways Fish to source the very best local produce and ingredients.

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Our ethos is to prepare, cook and serve good food simply, allowing the excellent quality and freshness of our locally sourced produce to speak for itself. All of our food is home-made, right down to the tartare sauce served with your fish and chips. We are committed to using the best produce and changing the menu regularly to take advantage of local available produce.

We have a bar area that is perfect for a lunchtime snack or an informal evening meal in front of the fire, or you can choose our elegant Library Restaurant which will seat up to 40 people. If the weather is good, we have ample seating outside so our customers can enjoy the village atmosphere and views. We allow well behaved dogs in our bar area but not the restaurant.

We regularly hold special events including our famous seasonal gourmet nights which offer six wonderful courses with a glass of wine to complement each course. We’re always delighted to hold functions and can provide anything from a finger buffet, a special dinner to a full wedding breakfast in our elegant restaurant. Oh, we always have a choice of roasts on Sunday lunchtimes too!

Whether it is a lunchtime snack, an a la carte experience or a special meal, we think that you’ll love our menus.

The Hambro Arms – Sample Main Menu


Free range chicken & langoustine terrine with apricot jelly pickled cucumber & carrots

Confit Gressingham duck leg served with red wine jus and parsnip crisps

Eggs Florentine served with spinach and a mustard hollandaise sauce on a toasted muffin

“Trio of Scallops” : Pan-fried scallops, crispy roe crumb and scallop & courgette flower puree

Homemade soup of the day served with crusty baguette

Oven baked camembert served with spiced baguette and mixed leaves

Main Courses

Dorset Pork loin & black pudding wrapped in Parma ham served with mashed potato, roasted shallots and an apple cream sauce

Pan fried lamb rump served with dauphinoise potatoes, honey roasted carrots and a red wine jus

Locally shot whole roasted partridge served with an orange & carrot puree, seared asparagus, sautéed potatoes and red current jus

Vegetable, soy and black chilli stir-fry with egg noodles, bean sprouts, carrots, green beans and chestnut mushrooms (v)

Roasted skate wing served with crushed new potatoes with a prawn & butter sauce.

Dorset tomato risotto served with basil crisps and a watercress puree (v)

 ‘Jurassic Coast’ sirloin steak with a tower of twice cooked chips, confit tomato, flat cap mushroom and a peppercorn sauce

Homemade chicken and mushroom pie served with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Beer battered cod fillet with, homemade tartare sauce and pea puree

Hambro beef burger served with crispy bacon, smoked cheddar and twice- cooked chips


Dark chocolate & orange posset served with shortbread

Treacle tart served with clotted cream ice-cream and homemade honeycomb

Deconstructed crème brûlée served with a tuile biscuit and raspberry crème patiserie

“Trio of Strawberry” : Strawberry jelly, chocolate coated strawberries and a strawberry mille-feuille

Local cheese selection : Blue Vinny, black wax cheddar, Somerset brie and rosary goats cheese served with mixed rustic crackers, apple and celery

In addition to our a-la-carte menu, the following dishes can be ordered Monday-Saturday lunchtimes.

The Hambro Arms – Sample Lunch Menu

Club Sandwich
Hambro triple-deck chicken and bacon club sandwich
with dressed leaves and chips

Hambro Ploughmans
Dorset cheddar and Somerset brie, mixed leaves, chutney, pickled onion, apple and warm baguette (v)

Mediterranean Mezze Board
Italian salami, Spanish chorizo, olives, sun-dried tomatoes,
honey brie and Manchego cheese served with warm baguette and olive oil with balsamic vinegar
£12.95 (to share)

Seafood Mezze Board
Crispy breaded prawns, whitebait, doom bar battered calamari, smoked salmon mousse, melba toast served with soy black chilli and marie rose dips
£14.95 (to share)

Wholemeal baguette served with dressed mixed leaf salad and crisps
‘Jurassic Coast’ roast sirloin of beef with horseradish cream
Prawns with marie rose sauce
Heirloom tomato and spinach (v)
Somerset brie with pesto (v)

Classic Caesar salad
£8.50 (add chicken £1.50)
Prawn salad with marie rose sauce

Bowl of chips
Home-made bread and olives

The Hambro Arms – Sample Sunday Menu


Calamari served with a sweet soy chilli dipping sauce
Goats cheese mousse served with heirloom tomatoes, rocket & basil oil dressing (V)
French onion soup, served with a crusty baguette (v)
Duck liver & whiskey pate, served with a malted baguette, spicy chutney and mixed leaves
Mediterranean Mezze Board
Italian salami, Spanish chorizo, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, honey brie and manchego cheese, served with a warm malted baguette, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
£12.95 (to share)
Roasted black pudding wrapped in Parma ham & filo pastry,
served with caramelised onions & roasted almonds

Main Courses

‘Jurassic Coast’ roast sirloin of beef served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, local seasonal vegetables and a red wine jus
Roasted leg of spring lamb served with roast potatoes, local seasonal vegetables, mint sauce and a red wine jus
Breast of Gressingham duck served with colcannon mash, seasonal vegetables and a black cherry jus
Oven~roasted beef tomato stuffed with ratatouille & mozzarella served with a
red pepper puree and mixed leaf salad (V)
Salmon fillet marinated in stem ginger & chilli served on a bed of egg noodles, bean sprouts, mange tout, carrot and pok choi
West Country Pork Three-Ways
Pan-fried chop, roasted belly and a black pudding bon-bon, served with seasonal vegetables and a red wine jus
Doom Bar battered cod fillet with twice- cooked chips, homemade tartare sauce and pea puree
Hambro beef burger served with crispy bacon, smoked cheddar, homemade coleslaw, mixed leaves and chips


Local cheese selection
Blue Vinny, black wax cheddar, Somerset brie and rosary goats cheese served with mixed rustic crackers, apple and celery
Madagascan vanilla cheese cake served with mixed berry compote
Lemon posset served with a mixed berry coulis
Apple pie served with vanilla crème anglaise
Homemade Tiramisu, served with a chocolate biscotti
Espresso panna cotta served with a chocolate mousse and a mint tuile
Bread & butter pudding served with double cream and a mixed berry compote

White Wine

Italy 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Villa Benizi Pinot Grigio.
Crisp and dry white wine with hints of green apple & lime.
£4.50 £5.50 £6.50 £17.95
Olte Passo Falanghina, Botter
A brilliant all-rounder, with plenty of citrus fruit and notes of apple and quince
Chile 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Altitudes Sauvignon Blanc.
Intense bouquet of citrus and pear combine to give a zesty light and crisp wine.
£3.90 £4.90 £5.90 £16.95
New Zealand 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Southern Lights Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough.
Vibrant yet perfectly balanced wine boasting a citrus-led palate and a long-lasting and refreshing finish.
France 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Baron de Baussac Viognier, PGI Pays d’Oc.
A fine, pale straw yellow, with greenish tinges. Aromas are predominantly citrus but subtly tropical.
£4.90 £5.90 £7.20 £20.95
Mâcon-Villages Blanc ‘Les Pierres Blanches’.
Pale lemon coloured, with citrus and apple notes, finishing on a lovely mineral streak.
Sancerre, Clos des Bouffants, Domaine Roger Neveu.
Aromas of ripe rhubarb and gooseberry leap from the pale lemon coloured glass, along with hints of lime, chalk and flint. Mineral texture, high acidity, vibrant green fruits and a long, lingering finish.
Chablis 1er Cru, Jöelle Vrignaud Fourchaume.
Classic minerality with flinty floral aromas. This indulgent, organic, choice has a citrus, a full body and ripe fruit Palate.
Mersault 1er Cru 2009, Château de Blagny, Louis Latour.
A light golden colour with green reflections this wine is full of elegant buttery notes balanced with an aroma of fresh hazelnuts. The palate has generous citrus fruit notes and a lingering finish.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru 2008, La Garenne ,Duc de Magenta.
A superb Puligny boasting perfumed aromas of lemon, apple, peach, Seville oranges, roasted almonds, minerals and just a touch of oak. Rich and textured in the mouth.

Red Wine

Argentina 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Capilla de Barro, Malbec.
An intense red-purple colour, with a nose of plum and bramble. Ripe, fresh black fruit with lush tannins.
Italy 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Oltre Passo Primativo, IGT Salento

Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs. Robust,, spicy and berryish creating a mix of flavours that will offer plenty of comfort on a chilly winter day.

Chile 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Two Ridge Trail, Merlot.
Aromas of ripe plums and strawberries. Soft, mature tannins and a rounded, easy style.
 £4.00  £5.00  £6.10 £17.45
Claro Reserva Pinot Noir.
Full of ripe strawberry and redcurrant flavours, with subtle notes of dried mixed herbs and woodsmoke.
Spain 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Sabina Tempranillo, Rioja.
A youthful yet rustic red wine,exhibiting a cheeky cherry and white pepper finish.
£4.10 £5.10 £6.30 £17.95
France 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Côtes-du-Rhône 2013 Léon Perdigal.
Intense aromas of red fruits and spice, with subtle pepper and garrigue notes. The spice-tinged red fruits continue on the palate, which is medium-bodied and has a pleasing length.
£4.90 £5.90 £7.20 £20.95
Pavillion des Trois Arches Merlot 2013, PGI Pays d’Oc.
Deep ruby red in colour with a very charming nose of red berries and sweet spice. The palate is smooth, full of dark creamy fruit, with a lingering finish, providing a real treat in the mouth.
Château Cap de Mourlin 2008 St Emillion Grand Cru
This plump, dense St.-Emilion displays copious quantities of blackberries, cassis, and smoked herbs along with a rich, dense meatiness. Lush, with ripe tannins as well as a long finish.
Château Pontet Chappaz 2009, Margaux.
Impressive nose with black cherry. Light and lovely freshness, juicy crunchy fruit, good focus and intensity.v
Château Sénéjac 2010 Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc.
With a black fruit backbone and hints of graphite and mocha, this wine offers a sense of pedigree and opulence. Polished tannins and good balance make it immediately approachable.
La Réserve de Léoville-Barton 2008, St Julien.
With a classic ‘left bank’ nose of smoky blackberry fruit and pencil lead, the palate is rich and rounded with assertive tannins, ample fruit and well integrated oak.

Rosé Wine

Italy 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Flavorelli Pinot Grigio Rosé, Veneto.
Just off dry with delicious peach and strawberry flavours.
 £4.10  £5.10  £6.30 £17.95
France 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Domaine La Chautarde Rosé, Provence.
A light, dry and fruity rosé, with strawberry, red cherry flavours accompanying more subtle flavours of watermelon and nectarine.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Italy 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
Botter Prosecco.
Lovely, crisp, subtle, fizz with green apple and citrus notes.
France 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle
De Telmont Grande Réserve, Champagne.
A light, dry and fruity rosé, with strawberry, red cherry flavours accompanying more subtle flavours of watermelon and nectarine.
Lanson Black Label, Champagne.
This is mouthwateringly fresh, with lovely citrus fruit flavour and a touch of honey. The perfect aperitif.
Veuve Clicquot, Champagne.
Superb marriage of freshness and power; with rich fruit and mouthfilling mousse.
Laurent-Perrier Rosé.
Unusually made by the saignée method, with plenty of stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing apéritif.

Dessert Wine & Port

75ml Half-Bottle
Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel, Chile
A rich and glossy gold in the glass. Aromas are of ripe pineapple and quince, followed by sweet spices, clove and cinnamon. The palate is awash with flavours of sweet figs and crystallised lemon.
£4.60 £18.95
Château Raymond-Lafon 2008, Sauternes, France
A medium-bodied, balanced and elegant wine, combining tangerine and honey flavours with underlying minerality.
Portugal 50ml Bottle
Taylors LBV 2009.
On the nose, cassis and blackberry jam with hints of smoke and spice. Then sweet black fruits, spice and liquorice, with good concentration and soft texture.
£4.20 £39.95

Childrens Menu

Main Courses
Cod and chips served with pea puree
Homemade beef burger with cheese served with chips
Vegetable lasagne served with garlic bread (v)
Local sausage with chips and beans
All £7.95
(including dessert)

Sunday Roast
Roast beef served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy
(including dessert)

Ice Cream Dessert
2 scoops from a choice of: