Village Inn

A village inn offering stylish accommodation, good food and a warm welcome

Welcome To
The New Inn

Hello, and thanks for visiting our website.

Situated in the peaceful Dorset village of West Knighton near Dorchester, our English Heritage listed public house offers everyone a warm welcome. Why not pop in for a refreshing ale, a cup of coffee and a sandwich, or even a delicious pub lunch whilst enjoying a scenic country walk in the surrounding area? Alternatively, we serve full evening meals in our modern dining area, and our carvery is famous with the locals – we’d love to see you one Sunday.

We use the best ingredients from local suppliers to produce both seasonal fine-dining menus as well as offering good old-fashioned pub grub. And, having just undertaken an extensive refurbishment to create a bright and beautiful bar and restaurant, we’ve still retained the charm of a village inn – honouring our roots, which date back to 1851.

Please see below for details of our Bed and Breakfast accommodation, ready and waiting for those wishing to explore Dorset.

Stylish Accommodation

We offer 9 stylish en-suite shower rooms and can cater for most accommodation requests from single occupancy to family rooms. Please contact us for current availability along with Bed & Breakfast room rates.

We can also offer accommodation at our sister pub in the next village (approx 2 miles), The Black Dog in Broadmayne or if you are looking for somewhere to stay in more central Dorset, try our George Albert Hotel on the A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil. Not only do we offer Bed and Breakfast rooms, we also offer accommodation in our beautiful holiday lets situated in West Knighton and Whitcombe.

Great Food

We love using local home-grown produce to support our community and to also source the finest ingredients, rotating the menu according to the seasons. Our team of experienced chefs are passionate about, and committed to, delivering high standard food both within the a la carte menu as well as with our traditional pub meals. We offer an excellent Sunday carvery with a selection of meats and a wide range of vegetables that keeps people coming back for more.

Holiday Lets

Explore magical Dorset from charming village holiday retreats

Yoah Cottage

A newly refurbished 5 bedroom cosy thatched cottage with a country but yet contemporary "feel".


A slice of luxury! A gorgeous detached house set in own gardens with beautiful views from it's first floor glass balcony's.

Middle Cottage

Set in a row of four thatched cottages on a rural village road, this classic cob cottage retains many original features.

Our Facilities

The inn has 9 en-suite bedrooms and a spacious indoor dining area, as well as a beer garden which boasts beautiful countryside views. And for those of you who don’t want to leave your furry friends at home, we’re delighted to say that dogs are welcome in the main bar.

In terms of dining, our restaurant extension offers the perfect environment to meet with friends and family for every occasion, from a casual catch-up to a birthday celebration, or even a romantic meal for two.

We also have a traditional skittle alley on site, so why not grab some friends for a few games? If you are looking to hold a more formal event, the room can also be hired out for functions, whether small or large.

Restaurants & Bar
We are proud to support local breweries and have regular guest ales, but also have the brands everyone knows and loves.
Stylish Accommodation
We offer 9 bed and breakfast rooms, all are en-suite and can cater for most accommodation requests from single occupancy to family rooms.
Beer Garden &
Play Area
Our beer garden boasts a large play area for the children. Adults can also enjoy our garden in the summer with tables in the sun… or under a parasol if needed.

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