Welcome to The New Inn Cerne Abbas

Dorchester Dorset

We are reopening on Monday 17th May from midday. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you all back after such a long time. Tables of 6 or 2 households will still apply inside. If you have booked to stay with us then please do let us know if you would like a table for lunch or dinner as we will have limited space inside.
Opening Monday 12th April!

We are really excited to welcome you all back and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure your visit is safe, so you can have the best possible experience. 

Following on from the recent government announcement we are pleased to announce we will be open again in line with the latest safety measures and government guidelines. 

Our wonderful garden is ready and waiting. The rule of six or two households will still apply and table service for your favourite tipple will be available. We do advise to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Please note opening times may vary until we are fully reopen. 


Thank you all for your support, we look forward to seeing you soon. 




This beautiful 16th century former coaching inn is an iconic building located in the heart of Cerne Abbas, one of the prettiest villages in England.

Recognition in the major guide books has come and The Good Pub Guide awarded us County Dining Pub of the Year.

The village is within easy reach of Weymouth, Bridport and Shaftsbury. 

It is also the perfect stop-off point for those coming to or from Devon and Cornwall.
Journey-time by car from London is approximately 2½ hours and there is a good train service to both the aforementioned county towns where taxi transfers can be arranged.
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