We’ve sorted an amazing range of drinks for you to enjoy either with a meal or simply on their own. Our very own range of Badger Beers are only sold in Hall & Woodhouse pubs, so we can guarantee the very best quality cask and bottled ales brewed right in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Alongside our beers we also have a comprehensive selection of lagers and ciders, together with an extensive wine list, with wines from all around the World and an ever increasing range of spirits, particularly local and regional gins and malt whisky.
Food Service Times
Monday – Thursday: 12 Noon – 9.00pm
Friday - Saturday: 12 Noon – 9.30pm
Sunday: 12 Noon – 8.00pm
It was deep in Dorset’s rolling hills and patchwork fields, in 1777, that local farmer Charles Hall brewed our first beer. A union of the Hall & Woodhouse families soon followed and the story of Badger beer had begun.
To create the distinctive character of our delicious Badger beers, we combine hops and malted barley with pure spring water which has been filtered naturally through the Cretaceous chalk downs of Dorset. Our comprehensive range of cask and bottled beers, all with distinctive characters, are available throughout the year, although our offering does vary seasonally.
Cask 4.7% ABV
Bottle 5% ABV
The Godfather of all of our beers. A deceptively drinkable and multi award winning golden ale. Finest English Flagon barley, Goldings and Challenger hops deliver balanced flavours of crisp and subtle hop, with a delicate pear drop aroma.
THE FURSTY FERRET
Cask 4.1% ABV
Bottle 4.4% ABV
A morishly malty, amber ale. Dark crystal malt delivers a full bodied biscuity taste, rounded off with a subtle floral and lemon hop aroma.
Cask 3.7% ABV
Inspired and developed with the hop growers and merchants Charles Faram, the Celeia, Bobek and Dana hops provide a refreshing flavour that is both thirst-quenching and characterful. The hops are added in the brew house and dry hopped in the fermentation vessel, to ensure this classic beer retains its character to the last drop.
THE WICKED WYVERN
Draught 5.0% ABV
This West Coast style IPA is brewed with Amarillo, Cascade and Mosaic hops. The beer has a flaring deep bronze colour and a citrus aroma of zesty grapefruit with a bitter hop character and a dry hoppy finish. A wonderfully refreshing and well-balanced beer.
THE HOPPING HARE
Bottle 4.4% ABV
A refreshingly light, hoppy pale ale. A marriage of aromatic citrus American Amarillo and Cascade hops and the finest English Flagon barley.
THE GOLDEN CHAMPION
Bottle 4.5% ABV
A light golden ale with floral hints of elderflower. Light and refreshing, providing a crisp taste of summer.
THE BLANDFORD FLYER
Bottle 5.2% ABV
A uniquely sweet and spicy golden ale with a refreshingly different ginger taste, which is offset with hints of sweet toffee.
THE CRANBORNE POACHER
Bottle 5.7% ABV
A bold, fruity, ruby ale. Crystal and chocolate malts provide a full bodied taste with sweet and complex flavours of damson and liquorice.
Gin is, at its simplest, a spirit flavoured with a variety of botanicals, with the predominant flavour being juniper which has been used for more than 1,000 years as a medicine to treat rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Each gin has its own unique balance of botanicals creating a varied range of flavours. We’ve selected a wide range of great gins for your next visit, whilst our gin range may vary throughout the year, rest assured they’ll always be plenty of choice and you’re guaranteed to find one to your taste.
Bombay Sapphire – 40% ABV
Bombay Sapphire's name derives from gin's popularity during the British Raj in India and was developed to create a differentiated brand from the more traditional British London Dry Gins. Bombay Sapphire is triple distilled and features 10 botanicals.
Brooklyn Gin – 40% ABV
Brooklyn Gin is a vibrant gin from New York, made by using ‘hand-cracked’ juniper and fresh citrus peels (rather than frozen or dried peels). With big, well-rounded notes of citrus at its core, this gin also works excellently in fruit flavoured, lip-smacking cocktails.
Dorset Conker – 40% ABV
Produced in Dorset's first gin distillery, Conker Gin is distilled in 30 litre copper pot stills using a combination of 10 traditional and local botanicals. With New Forest spring water, the local botanicals include New Forest gorse flowers, elderberries and samphire to contribute sweet, fresh and bitter elements to the gin.
Hendrick’s – 41.4% ABV
Launched in 1999, Hendrick's is a popular and widely available Scottish gin. It is notable for its use of rose petals and cucumber alongside traditional botanicals and for blending two separate spirits - one created in a small pot still and another in a carter-head still in order to extract the different flavours of the different botanicals.
Langley’s No 8 – 41.7% ABV
Langley’s No.8 is distilled a single time in an English-made pot still. It is made of 100% English grain spirit and classic gin botanicals from indigenous regions including angelica root, ground nutmeg, cassia bark and cloves.
London No. 1 – 47% ABV
One of a handful of gins actually distilled in London, London No.1 was created to echo the complex and full bodied gins of yesteryear, albeit with a modern twist. The striking turquoise-blue colour is derived from maceration with gardenia flowers.
Martin Miller – 40% ABV
Launched in 1999, Martin Miller's Gin starts life at Langley's Distillery near Birmingham, before setting off on a 3,000 mile round trip to Iceland and back. The reason being to use only the purest water. The man behind the gin, Martin Miller, passed away in December 2013 and was successful in photography, publishing and the hotel industry too.
Silent Pool – 43% ABV
Silent Pool Gin is distilled on a former farm site on the Albury Estate in Surrey. As well as using water from the spring-fed Silent Pool pond next to the distillery, from which the gin takes its name and the colour of its bottle, it features 24 botanicals. These include chamomile, rose, elderflower, Kaffir lime leaf, pear, bergamot and local honey.
Sipsmith – 41.6% ABV
The Sipsmith distillery is based in West London and boasts the first copper pot still to be installed and used in London for 200 years at the time (which they named Prudence). It's the distillery that helped spearhead the London gin revival with its dry, zesty London Dry gin that's increasingly popular in pubs and bars across the country.
Tanqueray 10 - 47.3% ABV
Launched in 2000, Tanqueray Ten gin is the premium gin produced by the well-known British Gin brand Tanqueray. In a 2-stage distillation the botanicals include fresh, whole citrus, giving it a crisp, full bodied flavour with grapefruit and lime being notable on the palate. Tanqueray Ten is the only gin to feature in the World Spirits Competition ‘Hall of Fame’ after three top prize victories
Tanqueray – 43.1% ABV
Gin has a long and fascinating history and is in the top 10 highest selling gins in the world. Charles Tanqueray opened the original distillery in the 1830's in London, which was later destroyed by air raids during WWII and production now takes place in Scotland. The recipe (with just 4 botanicals) has been kept a secret and the same recipe has been used since the gin's conception.
Single malt whisky is malt whisky from a single distillery, distilled from a fermented mash made with malted barley. Single malts are typically associated with single malt Scotch, though they are also produced in various other countries. Our selection of quality Scotch malts is ideal for a night cap, or those cold evenings by the fire and whilst our range will change throughout the year, there will always be plenty of choice to warm the cockles.
Malt Whisky Tasting Notes
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Wholemeal and honey quality to the nose and slightly smoky.
Taste: Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather, honey sweetness and vanilla, followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread.
Finish: Long smooth and lingering that starts sweetly, and then gives way to smoke, peat and malt.
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Fresh and fragrant with a touch of pear.
Taste: Distinctive, well-balanced flavour of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness.
Finish: Satisfyingly long, lingering and rounded with a smooth aftertaste.
Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: An elegant nose, faintly sweet and scented with apple and wood.
Taste: Robust and full-bodied, yet remarkably soft and rounded.
Finish: Long lasting.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: A rich nose of flower and spicy hints with some vanilla wood notes.
Taste: The taste confirms the nose, delicate honey wood taste with a subtle hint of nuttiness.
Finish: Smooth and relatively long.
Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.
Taste: Rounded smoky sweetness; full malt delivery.
Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.
Taste: Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.
Finish: A long, smooth, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Huge smoke, seaweedy, "medicinal" with a hint of sweetness.
Taste: Surprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness.
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.
Taste: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.
Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters with a citrus sweetness.
Taste: A rich, dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper.
Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery finish with an appetising sweetness.
Our eclectic wine list contains all of your favourites from around the world, from refreshing whites featuring Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Picpoul de Pinet and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties, to reds packed with fruit flavours and featuring Shiraz, Merlot, Tempranillo and Malbec grapes. And if that’s enough our rosé and sparkling wines and Champagnes are ideal for those long summer evenings watching the World go by.
Macabeo, Bodegas Borsao – Spain
Ripe, refreshing and fruity with nutty stone
fruit flavours and a dash of minerals.
Chenin Blanc, Paarl Heights – South Africa
Dry & fruity with classic baked apple &
zippy citrus aromas. Soft & delicate
apple fruit on the palate well balanced
by crisp acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Grande – Chile
Fresh and crisp, with ripe citrus fruit and
packed with lime zest and kiwi flavours.
Refreshing with racy acidity on the finish.
Pinot Grigio, Mirabello – Italy
Gentle floral and citrus aromas. Fresh, crisp and delicate on the palate with lightly honeyed fruit balanced by lemony acidity.
Viognier, Baron de Badassière – France
Subtle aromas of almond & honey on the
nose. Rounded on the palate, with guava
& apricot flavours, balanced by a refreshing acidity on the finish.
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, Sileni Cellar Selection – New Zealand
Tropical gooseberry & elderflower flavours with a refreshingly clean, zingy finish.
Picpoul de Pinet, Baron de Badassière – France
Pale lemon in colour with crisp apple aromas complemented by a citrus edge. On the palate, it has a good balance of ripe, yellow plums & greengages & a fresh lime zest acidity that continues through
Pinot Gris Marlborough, Kim Crawford – New Zealand
Pale straw in colour. Wonderfully lifted
orchard fruit notes of ripe pear & apple
with floral notes & hints of clove. Well balanced with a touch of fruit
sweetness on the crisp finish.
Chablis, Domaine de la Motte – France
Nervy, mineral fruit with added depth
from a small addition of oak-aged wine. Typical of the Motte style, this gives
the wine a richness & balance.
Bodegas Borsao Rosé – Spain
A well balanced & fruity rosé with aromas of strawberry jam & a hint of mid palate sweetness.
White Zinfandel Rosé, Another Story – USA
A medium to sweet blush rosé with lots of wild strawberries on the nose, supported by a bright, berry fruited palate & juicy fruit finish.
Pinot Grigio, Ancora Rosé – Italy
Pale, dry, fresh & fruity with delicate aromas of red berries & a palate of lush summer fruits.
Provence Rosé, La Vieille Tour – France
A beautiful pale, dry rosé. Delicately perfumed with sweet strawberry fruit aromas. On the palate it offers soft & pleasantly dry fruit & an elegant, dry finish.
Garnacha, Bodegas Borsao – Spain
Very easy drinking with juicy bramble, cherry & redcurrant flavours. Smooth tannins with hints of liquorice & black pepper.
Shiraz, Paarl Heights – South Africa
Fresh & vibrant, positively brimming with
autumn fruits. A bright palate with cranberry fruit, leading to a long, sensual finish.
Merlot, Andes Peaks – Chile
Intense aromas of ripe plums and a hint
of mocha. The palate is smooth with well rounded tannins and balanced acidity.
Pinot Noir, Le Fou – France
Rich & warm with aromas of cherry jam.
The palate is nicely balanced with an
exciting, savoury bitterness provided by
ripe, tasty tannins.
Côtes du Rhône, Les Terres du Roy – France
Enticing nose that is ripe & concentrated
& full of black & red berry fruit. Supple &
rich, yet balanced with crisp acidity.
Rioja, Artesa, Organic – Spain
Oaky, herbal notes combine with vibrant
plum & cherry aromas from the Tempranillo grapes in this organically
produced Rioja, to give a complex wine
with juicy brambly fruit, black pepper
& lifted, savoury characters.
Malbec, Nieto – Argentina
Dark and powerful with a great concentration of berry fruit, plums and figs, together with a smoky vanilla character and hints of liquorice.
Chianti Classico, San Felice – Italy
Fresh, bitter cherry flavours of the Sangiovese grape, together with ripe red fruits. Good depth with fine tannins & a long supple finish.
Pinot Noir Marlborough, Ribbonwood – New Zealand
Lush & rounded on the palate with
dark & summer fruit compote flavours,
along with some savoury, smoky bacon
& dried herb notes. Some gentle supporting oak & dark chocolate flavours linger on the finish.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Papale – France
Warm dark fruit aromas with spices,
pepper and a hint of vanilla. Intense rich
and silky flavours of damson, red fruit,
spice and stoney minerals with a warm
Cava, Mas Macia, Brut – Spain
A classic blend of traditional Cava grapes. White fruit & citrus aromas lead to a complex palate with green apple, stone fruit & a touch of white spice. Delicate fine bubbles give way to a long finish & a gentle savoury twist.
Prosecco, Lunetta Spumante – Italy
Refreshing & harmonious with aromas
of apple & peach. Crisp fruit flavours
& a clean finish.
Pinot Noir, Rosé Royale Montresor – Italy
Rich toasty aromas of bread mingled with flower blossom, ripe apples and cherries. Elegant and well balanced.
Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale NV – France
Stylish and elegant aromas of citrus fruit
peel, reinette apples and vineyard peaches, followed by hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Soft persistent bubbles.
Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ comes from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters and is the perfect combination of great coffee and good ethics. The special blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from a single farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, which works to directly benefit the families and communities involved. The result of this is a naturally sweet and full-bodied coffee with notes of chocolate and caramel to finish.
COLOURFUL COFFEE - BECAUSE COFFEE SHOULDN’T JUST BE BLACK OR WHITE
100% Arabica, Ethically Sourced, Perfectly Crafted
All our coffees come with a double shot as standard. If you prefer your coffee decaffeinated, made with soya milk, or you like the addition of a flavoured syrup, please just ask our team.
From misty mountains and sun-kissed plains, the independent British company Canton Tea brings us the World’s best teas and herbal infusions. They source their teas direct from small, family-run farms, buying seasonally to ensure our teas are authentic, fresh and full of flavour.
Selection of Tea
- Traditional English Breakfast
- Decaf English Breakfast
- Classic Earl Grey
- Jade Tips Green Tea
- Red Berry & Hibiscus
- Lemongrass & Ginger
- Triple Mint
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Our indulgent DARK Hot Chocolate balances the bittersweet flavour of rich cocoa with subtle, fruity black cherry notes. Whereas our luxurious WHITE Hot Chocolate is mellow, milky and deliciously sweet.
Dark Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate
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