What a pleasure to visit this traditional village pub in Sandford Orcas, near Sherborne and still see a bar where you can just have a drink and a good and not expensive menu. This is a friendly, traditional country pub. The owners, Alan & Cheryl, who have run the Mitre since 1992 purchased it in 2014 and have completed extensive refurbishment. They now have two en-suite double rooms which have received high reviews. They are also involved in lots of village events so most nights are busy with regulars. The decor is traditional but tastefully done with beams, a wood burner when cold and a nice garden on the hillside in the summer. It is open planned with stone floors and a range of table sizes for 45 covers. If you are looking for a private party they also have a marquee outside.
The Dining Room
Situated in Westbury, Sherborne The Dining Room is a restaurant based in the original Lord Digby’s Girl’s School. Formally the Britannia Inn, the Dining Room owners launched their concept of 'serving traditional British food with a respectful nod to the past and fresh ideas of contemporary dining'a couple of year's ago.
The remises was refurbishedcompletely and has two sides. The stylish and modern restaurant is divided into two and has white walls, modern comfortable chairs and chandeliers. The hotel bar is on the left hand side and has a selection of table and chairs giving a relaxed atmosphere where you can also sit and have a quiet drink at the bar. There is always a choice of ales and a good selection of wines and spirits. A small glass of wine from £5 with a bottle from £19. The restaurant also has an exceptionally wide range of 35 whiskies and 34 gins!