Just great food!

At the New Inn, West Knighton, we are proud of our homemade pub grub, using wherever possible only the best of local ingredients. We can cater for a quick lunch or a group booking.

Please see below for a sample selection of Head Chef John Shrigley's menu.

We also have a good selection of Wines, Lagers, and Beers to compliment your meal. We also offer a selection of dishes for children and the usual side dish options. To our knowledge, all our foods are GM and Nut free unless otherwise stated. Our food is freshly cooked, please allow preparation time during busy periods. 

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John Shrigley

Head Chef


Fresh soup of the day, served with fresh crusty bread and butter.

Kiln roasted smoked salmon & parsley fishcakes, with our own home-grown Dorset leaf salad, light horseradish crème fraiche.
£8.00 starter or £14.00 main course

West country pork pate, served with piccalilli & toasted sour dough bread.

Leek, Gruyere & smoked pancetta tart, served with a flame roasted tomato chutney & mixed leaf salad.

King prawn & noodle stir fry with ginger, spring onion & pak choi, finished with dashi stock.

Spicy glazed chicken wings, smoeky BBQ sauce, home grown leaf salad.

Thai vegetable spring rolls, sweet chilli, coriander & lime dipping sauce.

Oven roasted black pudding, forestiere potatoes, crispy streaky bacon, topped with caramelised red onion jam &
a rich balsamic glaze

Olives marinated in herbs de provence

Selection of mixed bread


Crispy slow roasted pork belly, braised apple & red cabbage, creamy maris piper mash, Somerset cider jus.

Piddle Valley chicken breast, filled with Manchego cheese & wrapped in Serrano ham, served with spicy Patatas bravas.

Roast rack of Dorset lamb, topped with a rosemary & garlic crust, with a layered potato & beetroot Dauphinoise, rich redcurrant scented jus.

Grilled fillets of seabass, roasted Provençal vegetables & new potatoes, drizzled with a basil infused olive oil.

Confit of Creedy Carver duck leg, potato & apple rosti, sauté of spring greens, blackberry & port jus.

Seared fillet of salmon, topped with a basil crust, crushed ratte potatoes, pancetta & peas with white wine cream sauce.

Roasted vegetable, tomato & cannellini bean casserole, topped with a savoury herb crumble, served with a warm cheese scone.

Jurassic coast 28 day aged Ribeye steak, topped with Dorset black garlic butter, chunky chips, grilled tomato & a flat mushroom.


Seasonal vegetables

Hand cut chips

Hand cut chips with cheese

Sweet potato fries

Garlic bread

Tossed mixed salad

Children's Dishes

Chicken nuggets with homemade chips & a choice of beans or peas

Macaroni cheese with garlic bread

Freshly carved ham, egg & chips

Beef burger served with chips & a choice of beans or peas

…All of the above meals are £6.85…


Creme brûlée tart served with a raspberry compote & handmade brandy snap curl

Crunchie cheesecake topped with a chocolate glaze served with a pecan nut chocolate soil & Craig’s farm dairy honeycomb ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding with a whisky butterscotch sauce, ginger & apple compote with a Craig’s farm dairy rum & raisin ice cream

Chocolate marquise with orange infused handmade shortbread biscuit & Jaffa cake ice cream

Pear & walnut tarte tatin with Craig’s Farm Dairy vanilla ice cream drizzled with a cinnamon butterscotch sauce

Mascarpone, apple & blackberry fool topped with honey granola & a flap jack biscuit

New Inn cheeseboard; A selection of West Country cheeses served with biscuits, chutney and apple


Ice Creams & Sorbets – Please see our blackboard for our fantastic selection of Craig’s Farm Dairy Ice Cream & Lovington’s Sorbets.

Or why not add a shot of our house port to accompany your dessert for £2.10?

Fancy something sweeter? We also have a desert wine, Elysium Black Muscat.
Elysium is Greek for Heaven…. try it poured over ice cream for the ultimate after-dinner treat! We also offer freshly ground coffees from lattes, cappuccino, espresso & even liquor coffees!