Welcome

A traditional pub at the heart of the local community

The Talisman is the only English pub so named and offers a truly welcoming environment at the heart of its local community, so whether you’re looking for some top quality traditional English fayre or a convenient place to meet friends and family for a quiet drink, our professional hospitality is sure to impress.

The pub joined the Hall & Woodhouse family in 1983 and is named after the Talisman Strawberry, which is entwined within Park Gate’s and the surrounding areas history, which was once strawberry fields. Indeed one of the pub’s other claims to fame is a dining area dedicated to the Tornado Talisman car. One of those involved in its design is Bill Woodhouse (who lives near the Blandford Brewery but is no relation to the Hall &Woodhouse family), who can be seen in many of the images, including a race against Graham Hill at Brands Hatch.


Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 10.00am – 11.00pm
Friday: 10.00am – Midnight
Saturday: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 10.30pm

"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules"
George Bernard Shaw

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub, at Hall & Woodhouse you’re guaranteed the perfect Christmas. Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you. You’ll find our Christmas menus below packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer

 

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Rosie’s Pig Mulled Cider

If you’re in need of a little warmth during these colder months, we’ve a refreshingly moreish mulled cider to keep you cosy. Made with fresh-pressed Herefordshire apples, this mulled cloudy cider is smooth and rich with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and citrus.

Make sure you try a glass next time you drop by.

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Mortimer's Orchard English Berries Draught Cider

A refreshingly fruity cider made with 100% fresh English apple juice.  The taste of raspberries and blackberries are perfectly blended with a hint of grass for lasting refreshment.

Make sure you try a pint next time you’re in.

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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