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The Mitre Inn, Sandford Orcas - pub details

Mitre Inn

Address: Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4RU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33416) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sherborne (3.2 miles), Yeovil Pen Mill (4.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.2/10 (rated by 10 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Queens Arms, Corton Denham (1.3 miles), White Post, Rimpton (1.4 miles)

 

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Lovely village local that opens at 11:30. We chose this as a starting point for a 10-pub Dorset crawl, as many (including this one) close during the afternoon. We arrived to find the lights switched off. We were the first in and it was deadly quiet. Ales were Sharp's Doom Bar, Hopback Summer Lightning & Dartmoor Best. But I was more impressed with the cider range - Lilley's Somerset Scrumpy, Red Rabbit & Mango Cider, along with Dorset Nectar Old Harry Rocks. 3 other locals walked in. A couple were in for lunch and another guy was obviously a local drinker. You enter through a hallway, which feels like somebody's house. Beyond is the bar and a restaurant area. One of the best pubs we visited on Saturday.
blue_scrumpy - 24 Sep 2018 18:09
This is a gem as others have noted. Out-of-the-way, but very much worth the trip. It is a friendly, old-fashioned local, with good beer (including Exmoor Antler) and very good, inexpensive food. No TV, no jukebox, no Sky Sports (thank goodness), but some very good conversation with the locals. Some very lovely, friendly but sleepy dogs lolling about on the flagstone floors. 9/10
HenPen - 28 Apr 2012 17:04
You can't go wrong by visiting this rural gem. Grub is slightly pricey but worth the money. Beers are always excellent and Alan and Cheryl run a tight ship. Version of the Norfolk pub game 'Twister' on the bar wall made by a local pub games enthusiast. Definitely the place to go, and even better as mobile phones won't work here...
Driver67 - 29 Oct 2011 12:08
This is a great Pub, friendly, good beer, and you get Joe's jokes thrown in for free!
PBS - 30 Aug 2010 21:20
This really is another little gem, tucked away from the hustle and bustle (is there hustle and tussle in this part of the world??) Like WellingtonInn said below, please stay away from this pub!!! Ypou'll ruin it for me!!! 9/10 Highly Recommended (if you can find it!!)
wolvesfan - 30 Jul 2010 19:30

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