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


Parmesan Reggiano & Serrano ham crème bruleè with marinated baby figs and ciabatta croutons
Goat’s cheese fondue with pesto roasted shitake mushrooms & red pepper skewers
Lyme bay hand-picked crab & Shetland scallop tart with beetroot puree and Dorset watercress
Chicken liver, wild flower honey & madeira pate wrapped in streaky bacon with Maldon sea salt & cracked black pepper crostini and spiced tomato chutney
Homemade soup of the day with warm malted baguette

Main Courses
Pork tenderloin, wild mushroom, baby leaf spinach & Blue Vinny roulade with cauliflower puree, red currant jus and rosemary parmentier potatoes
Pan-roasted Creedy Carver duck breast with stir fried green vegetables, caramelised pears and served with roasted baby potatoes
Corn fed chicken supreme pan fried on garlic & Cornish gouda potato rosti with wilted spinach, Serrano ham crisp and white wine & mushroom sauce
Steeptonbill Farm Dexter Ribeye steak with béarnaise sauce, dauphinoise potato and fresh watercress
(with half lobster £38.95)
Bouillabaisse: Grey mullet, cod, tiger prawns, scallops and langoustine in a lobster bisque served with rustic bread
Herb-crusted local rack of lamb with garlic mashed potato, honey glazed root vegetables and a port & rosemary jus
Chef’s fresh locally sourced catch of the day
(Priced on the day)

Comfort Food
Fresh south coast battered cod fillet with twice-cooked chips, homemade tartare sauce and crushed peas
Hambro beef burger served with crispy bacon, cheddar, spicy tomato & caramelised onion chutney, mixed leaves and twice cooked chips
Jurassic Coast’ sirloin steak with twice cooked chips, confit tomato, flat cap mushroom and a peppercorn sauce
Homemade beef lasagne, served with garlic ciabatta and summer salad
Butternut squash, spinach & courgette moussaka with lemon & pine nut potato salad and dressed watercress
New forest wild mushroom linguine with feta cheese, mange tout and garlic ciabatta

Local cheese selection
Blue Vinny, black wax cheddar, Somerset brie and rosary goats cheese served with mixed rustic crackers, apple and celery
Warm double chocolate fudge cake served with Madagascan vanilla ice-cream
Homemade Dorset apple cake, served with clotted cream
Baileys crème bruleè served with homemade shortbread biscuit
Homemade Bakewell tart with fresh raspberries coulis and fresh cream
Ice Cream
Choose 3 scoops from: Madagascan vanilla, double chocolate or strawberries & cream

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

The Hambro Arms – Sample Lunch Menu

Pub Classics
Homemade beef lasagne £11.95
Chefs homemade ragu layered between fresh lasagne sheets topped with béchamel and freshly grated parmesan reggiano. Served with garlic ciabatta and summer salad
Handmade pie of the day £11.95
Handmade individual shortcrust pastry pie served with mashed potato and local seasonal vegetables
Honey roasted ham and egg £10.95
Wild flower Dorset honey glazed home cooked ham with 2 free range Ferton farm eggs and twice cooked chips
Whole tail scampi £11.95
North Atlantic whole tail breaded scampi served with homemade tartar sauce, twice cooked chips and summer salad

Salad and Light Lunch
Prawn, feta & watermelon salad £11.95
Mixed leaf salad with Atlantic cold-water prawns, feta cheese, watermelon, green beans cherry tomatoes and new potatoes. Dressed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with Maldon sea salt and cracked black pepper
Poached pear and blue vinny salad £11.95
Sliced pear poached in star anise infused red wine tossed with Dorset blue vinny, mixed leaves, green beans, new potatoes and cherry tomatoes. Topped with toasted pine nuts and dressed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with Maldon sea salt and cracked black pepper
Honey roast ham and charcuterie ploughman’s £10.95
Wild flower Dorset honey glazed ham with Spanish chorizo and Salami Milano in a mixed leaf summer salad with apple, celery, cherry tomatoes and balsamic pickled onions. Served with warm malted baguette and spiced tomato & caramelised onion chutney
Hambro Ploughman’s £9.95
Dorset cheddar and Somerset brie with apple, celery, balsamic pickled onions, cherry tomatoes, mixed leaf summer salad, spiced tomato & caramelised onion chutney and warm malted baguette (v)
Crab bruschetta £9.95
Handpicked Lyme Bay crab on ciabatta with lemon, cracked black pepper and garlic butter topped with mature Dorset cheddar cheese and finished off under the grill . Served on a bed of mixed leaves and balsamic glaze
Cornish Sardines £9.95
Grilled Cornish sardines in a lemon & caper butter, served on wholemeal toast with dressed watercress

All baguettes are served with dressed mixed leaves and Kettle crisps

Jurassic coast sirloin of beef with horseradish cream £9.45
Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill £9.45
Poached chicken & homemade pesto £9.45
Ferton farm free range egg mayonnaise & watercress (v) £8.95
Locally sourced English turkey & apricot stuffing £9.45

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: