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The Blackmore Vale Inn

Burton Street, Marnhull, Sturminster, Dorset  DT10 1JJ View Map.

Contact us

Tel. 01258 820701

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm & 6pm - 12mn
Sunday 12noon - 12mn
Daily12noon - 2pm & 6.30pm - 9pm

About Us

The Blackmore Vale Inn is a 250 year old pub located in the village of Marnh... Read more

About our venue

The Blackmore Vale Inn is a 250 year old pub located in the village of Marnhull near Sturminster Newton. It features as ‘Rollivers’ in author Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. In this famous novel, Hardy portrays a disreputable and illegal drinking house, where secret ale drinking groups gathered upstairs. It has been a family run business since 2006, with the managers having over 15 years pub trade experience and winning numerous awards over the years. This picture postcard pub is frequented by the regular locals and with skittle and dart teams it really is the heart of the village. This is a good traditional venue which is well maintained with where people come for the peace and tranquillity with rolling hills and lovely country villages around. We are surrounded by bed and breakfasts, one of which caters for about forty guests so while our regular locals like to use the bar side for a drink we are usually busy serving meals to guests from the local accommodation. We are always pleased to see family and friends who keep returning for the great food and drink as well as the atmosphere we offer. Our customers however are of a wide age range so there is a great mix of people. We pride ourselves on the quality food we offer, all locally sourced and homemade. There is an extensive menu, with a good choice for vegetarians served in our restaurant. If you are visiting one of the places of interest pop in for a hearty, homemade meal or drink. There is Longleat Safari Park, Haines Motor Museum, the Tank Museum and Monkey World or even the beach at Weymouth to visit while you are down this way. See you soon.

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Hall & Woodhouse food

Homemade Traditional English Fayre, all freshly prepared & cooked to order, served from our own main menu with a choice of fifty dishes including lots of vegetarian options. Also choose from our a la carte menu. We source local produce with our butchers just 100 yards away, fish from Poole and vegetables from Rocky Hull area.

Meal Times

Daily12noon - 2pm & 6.30pm - 9pm

Table Service

We have full table service

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Have a Party


We can cater for occasions or celebrations, 40 for a sit down meal or a buffet option. Please ring to discuss your requirements.


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Patio Area to the front
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access


  • Children Welcome until 9pm
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted except Amex