The Anvil Inn, Pimperne

Welcome to The Anvil Inn, Pimperne

The Anvil Inn is 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.


Chef and landlord Karl Bashford along with wife Zuzana have been at the helm since 2015 following extensive refurbishment.


Welcome back from lockdown #3


Thank you for taking the time to read a few government guidelines to keep everyone safe during your visit:


  • EVERYONE must sign in or scan the test and trace app.
  • Table service only. Customers must remain seated unless going to the toilet.
  • Sorry, but no vertical drinking and no mingling.
  • You can only enter the pub to use the toilets. Face coverings must be worn.
  • Six people or two households up to twelve. Maximum of six people per table.


Our own guidance:


  • No smoking in the marquee area
  • No tabs in the garden. Payment taken at time of order. No splitting bills of tables.
  • It’s been a long time coming so enjoy yourselves but please remember we don’t make the rules. Any refusal to comply or abuse towards our team will result in refusal of service and a request for you to leave.


We are now open for food 12pm-2pm and  5pm-8.30 pm Wednesday – Saturday and for drinks 12pm-2pm and 5pm-10.30pm. Our Sunday hours are 12pm-3pm for food and 12pm-4pm for drinks.


As per current guidelines, we are only open for outside table service only. We are only taking bookings for our covered marquee area and a time limit of 90 mins will be applied at busy times.

Now serving takeaway Sunday roast. Order up till 5pm Saturday for collection between 12 and 2pm on Sunday.

The Anvil Inn, Salisbury Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8UQ

T: 01258 451999