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Blackmore Vale Inn


General Managers Greg & Sarah Noble.

Burton Street, Marnhull, Sturminster, Dorset  DT10 1JJ

Contact UsTel. 01258 820701  email.
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TypePubs in Marnhull, Sturminster Newton.
Pub Explorer Reference18444.
Pub Opening TimesMonday - Saturday 11am - 3pm & 6pm - 12mn.
Sunday 12noon - 12mn.



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


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.

Table ServiceWe have full table service.
Meal TimesDaily12noon - 2pm & 6.30pm - 9pm.


OUTDOOR FACILITIESAl Fresco Dining, Patio Area to the front, Car Parking, Disabled Car Parking.

We have a heated smoking area.

OTHERChildren Welcome until 9pm, Dogs Welcome, Debit and Credit Cards accepted except Amex.
Blackmore Vale Inn, Marnhull

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.