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Silent Woman


Tennants Richard & Denise Bell.

Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham, Dorset  BH20 7PA

Contact UsTel. 01929 552909  email.
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TypePubs in Coldharbour, Wareham.
Pub Explorer Reference54091.
Pub Opening TimesMonday: Sorry, we are closed.
Tuesday - Thursday 12noon - 2.30pm & 5pm - 10.30pm.
Friday 12noon - 2.30pm & 5pm - 11pm.
Saturday 12noon - 11pm.
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.



We can cater for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries etc for up to 40 people in an area of the restaurant. Please ring to discuss your requirements.


Homemade Traditional English Fayre, all freshly prepared & cooked to order using local produce and suppliers where possible. All meats served are British Farm Assured. Served from our own main menu, lunchtime menu, children's menu & daily changing Specials menu. Al fresco dining in the covered garden is popular during the summer months.

Table ServiceWe have full table service in our dining area.
BookingsWe are happy to take reservations.
Meal TimesMonday: Sorry no food served - we are closed.
Tuesday - Thursday 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 8.30pm.
Friday & Saturday 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm.
Sunday 12noon - 2.30pm & 6pm - 8pm.


OUTDOOR FACILITIESAl Fresco Dining, Large Beer Garden which is award winning, Covered Patio Area where smoking is permitted, Outdoor Children's Play Area, Large Car Park, Disabled Car Parking.
GENERAL FACILITIES Wheelchair Access, Easy Access Toilet.
OTHERChildren Welcome outside only please, Dogs Welcome outside on a lead & in the bar, Cash Back available, Debit and Credit Cards accepted except Amex or Diners card.
Silent Woman, Coldharbour

The Silent Woman is a traditional English Country Pub dating back to the 18th Century, located in Coldharbour, near Wareham. Once a smugglers haunt, legend has it that an "unusual" landlady, (one who talked too much, heaven forbid!) gave away the smugglers' secrets in Wareham market place. Fearful of capture by the ever-present Excise Men, the smugglers silenced her by cutting out her tongue, thus creating that unique phenomenon "The Silent Woman"!! Previously a row of cottages, the Inn has been extended and converted over time. The old stable block and forge is now the dining area and retains some of the old 'cob' walls. The floors are uneven and the ceilings vary in height from bar to bar. Today this attractive venue has real log fires which are lit in winter and a beautiful garden to enjoy al fresco meals in the summer sunshine. Previous landlords include a bailiff, a farmer, a gamekeeper's son and even a postman! The Inn is now run by award-winning Richard and Denise Bell; professional licensees with over 60 years combined experience. The pub is popular with the regular locals but equally as popular with tourists as we are close to Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World. For walkers the Silent Woman provides a great base as it is set in the middle of the forest. Come and try us out next time you are nearby and enjoy the relaxed dining atmosphere during the week or the livelier ambience of the weekend