Welcome to the New Inn
Situated in the peaceful Dorset village of West Knighton, our English Heritage listed public house offers locals and visitors a warm welcome. Whether it's for Bed and Breakfast or to enjoy a refreshing ale, a cup of coffee and a sandwich, or pub lunch, near Dorchester, whilst enjoying some of the scenic country walks in the area. Alternately, why not come and visit us one evening and try our tasty home cooked meals or Sunday Carvery.
A building of history in the Dorset countryside
The New Inn, West Knighton is reputed to have been started by the village blacksmith, George Voss, back in or about 1851. He was listed in papers of the time as "blacksmith and beer retailer". By the 1861 census he is listed as Publican of the Three Horseshoes and 10 years later the census lists the pub as the New Inn, the name carried through to today.
2012 saw new owners at the helm; who, whilst keen to keep the warmth and character of the pub have upgraded and modernised the accommodation for guests who may wish to explore the sights and attractions of Dorset from this quiet village. We can also offer accommodation at the nearby (approx 1 mile) Black Dog in Broadmayne.
Dine with us
Our kitchen at the New Inn, West Knighton is run by one of the areas outstanding Chefs, John Shrigley. Well known to many, John has a great passion for food and is highly regarded. Nicknamed "the legend" by some, John wants to ensure that you have a memorable dining experience, he sources as many local ingredients as possible and believes all food should be freshly prepared. Call in to see John and let him prepare you a superb meal, you won't be disappointed and you'll love his food. Let us know if you are planning a special occasion for a loved one.
Skittles and Functions
We have a skittle alley which can be used for private functions if required, please phone us for availability on 01305 852349. What ever your reason for coming to West Knighton, make sure you call in and see us. You can't miss us, we're the only pub in the village!
Its that time of the year when our attention turns to Christmas. We are delighted to be now taking for bookings for our Christmas menu (available from the 1st - 24th December. You can download a copy of the menu using the button below.