The Stour Inn
The Stour Inn at Blandford St Mary stands in a curve of the river Stour and is situated within easy reach of Dorchester, Salisbury, Wimborne and Shaftesbury.
The market town of Blandford Forum was partly burnt down in 1713 and almost consumed entirely in a disastrous fire in 1731.
The town was rebuilt within around 30 years and has since evolved into a market town in the 18th century.
The Stour Inn has stood the test of time being over 400 years old and is a grade two listed building.
At one point it was one of thirty pubs in Blandford, it’s a traditional English pub with plenty of character the decor is an eclectic mix of wood and traditional floor finishes’ complete with two working fire places, it also has a wonderful big garden, a real sun trap in the summer.
It has recently been taken over by Erika and her team who have lots of new plans for this wonderful establishment, including a vintage tea garden with homemade cakes, selection of dainty sandwiches and a variety of flavoured teas served in china. A range of homemade chutneys, their own vegetable garden, and a wonderful selection of gins with locally made cordials to complement them from Ellie’s gin bar.
Fresh food cooked to order off of a traditional pub menu with a frequently changing specials board.