THE ANVIL INN
BEAUTIFUL 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY PUB
THE ANVIL INN
BEAUTIFUL 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY PUB
THE ANVIL INN
BEAUTIFUL 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY PUB
THE ANVIL INN
BEAUTIFUL 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY PUB
THE ANVIL INN
BEAUTIFUL 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY PUB
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WELCOME TO THE ANVIL Inn

A beautiful 17th Century country pub offering the very best in Dorset food and hospitality. Ideally situated on A354 between Blandford and Salisbury, The Anvil Inn is also easily accessible to Shaftesbury, the Jurassic Coast, Poole and Bournemouth.

With chef and landlord Karl Bashford in the kitchen and his wife Zuzana taking care of Front of House with her customary warmth and welcome, guests will enjoy a modern British pub menu with a unique take on pub classics. Also on offer are log fires, comfy sofas, delicious breakfasts and al fresco drinking and dining in the beer garden.

With nine comfortable, newly refurbished rooms available to guests, The Anvil provides an ideal base for those wishing to experience superb Dorset food and the many destinations and scenic wonders the county has to offer.

award winning kitchen

Chef Karl Bashford’s modern British pub food is rooted in traditional classics, using the finest local produce he can source from the surrounding area. His long-standing friendships with local suppliers ensure the freshness, quality and seasonality of the food prepared at The Anvil.

Karl and his wife Zuzana are also proprietors of The Half Moon Inn, Melplash a new entry in 2016’s Michelin Guide and Eating Out Pubs and awarded a Taste of the West Gold Award for 2016. Prior to taking the helm at The Half Moon, Karl and Zuzana earned accolades at The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock, receiving many awards and Guide mentions, including:

  • Michelin Guide recommended 2011 to 2015
  • Michelin Pub Guide 2011 to 2015 (Inspectors’ Favourite, 2015 edition)
  • AA Rosette 2012 to 2015
  • Trencherman’s Guide 2015
  • Taste of the West Gold Award 2011 to 2015

Book a room

The rooms at The Anvil Inn are fully refurbished and super comfy, offering complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee. en-suite facilities, hairdryers and toiletries. Breakfast is included in the tariff, along with exclusive use of the Residents’ Lounge.

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Finding us

The Anvil Inn, Salisbury Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8UQ T: 01258 451999 | E: info@anvilpimperne.co.uk