Places to eat near Cerne Abbas

Discover the best of Dorset cuisine

From village pubs, to gastro-dining, and world cuisine… there are so many choices when it comes to dining in Cerne Abbas and the surrounding areas. Whether you choose to stay in the village, or venture out to nearby towns, you’re sure to find your ideal dining experience in Dorset.

On the doorstep

Eat out in Cerne Abbas

The village itself boasts three excellent pubs; The Royal Oak, The New Inn, and The Giant Inn. All three offer a wide selection of locally sourced food and drink, including breakfasts, gourmet burger nights, and Sunday roasts. You can also visit Abbots which is a traditional tea room serving food from breakfast through to afternoon tea. And if you’re on the hunt for local beer, head to Cerne Abbas Brewery who have a busy calendar of events and live music. 

Dorchester (8 miles)

Dine in Dorchester

If you make the fifteen minute drive to Dorchester, you’ll find a whole host of international cuisines, local restaurants, and cafes. Dine in well known chains such as Wagamama, Nando’s, Zizzi, Pizza Express or Cote Brasserie. Or head up market and visit Luccio’s; owned by the son Chef Marco Pierre White. For great, local restaurants and cafes visit Creams, The King and Thai, Sienna Restaurant, or La Caverna. 

Sherborne (12 miles)

Head to Sherborne

The historic town of Sherborne is just twelve miles away and offers a range of dining options. Head to The Plume of Feathers; a 16th century inn that offers Italian food and Tapas, all made from local, west-country ingredients. For more Italian food, head to Tamburino’s, or choose from their takeaway menu. And for local, fine-dining, visit The Green Restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food from their à la carte menu which is all locally and ethically sourced. 

Nearby (within 5 miles)

Stay local...

Within just five miles of Cerne Abbas are a whole host of restaurants and gastro pubs; ideal for those looking to dine nearby. Visit Feed The Soul in Godmanstone for a range of raw vegan and cooked seasonal foods. Head to The Greyhound Inn in Sydling who pride themselves on their hearty breakfasts, as well as a menu of fresh food that changes daily. Visit Le Petit Canard in Maiden Newton for a french dining experience using local ingredients, or dine in The Thimble Inn in Piddlehinton for award-winning, gastro-style food. 

Other options (Within 15 miles)

Enjoy the best of Dorset

For those looking to head slightly further afield, there are a range of dining options all within fifteen miles of Cerne Abbas. Visit the award winning restaurant of Yalbury Cottage in Lower Bockhampton to enjoy their menu which changes daily and uses locally sourced produce. Or head to Summer Lodge in Evershot to enjoy their fine-dining and afternoon teas in their beautiful gardens. The Abbey House in Abbotsbury also offer excellent food with splendid views and gardens. 

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