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


Olives marinated in herbs de provence

Selection of mixed breads

Soup of the day served with crusty baguette

Portland crab macaroni cheese, topped with melted Ashley Chase Coastal cheddar, served with garlic bread slices

Locally shot pheasant & partridge terrine, cranberry & orange chutney, sour dough toast

Severn & Wye oak smoked salmon, topped with chive crème fraiche, on a salad of new potatoes, beetroot & green beans

Dorset Blue Vinny tartlet, topped with red onion jam & Dorset leaf salad, balsamic dressing

Handmade gnocchi, tossed with New Forest wild mushrooms, basil & garlic, finished with Parmesan shavings

Sauté of local Portland scallops, roasted sage scented butternut squash, sprinkled with pancetta lardons

Marinated chicken Tikka skewer, Sag Aloo & a cucumber & mint yoghurt

Deep fried panko squid strips, garlic mayonnaise & Dorset leaf salad

Pan roasted Whitcombe partridge, warm salad of new potatoes, roasted beetroot & bacon lardons, topped with caramelized onion jam & aged Balsamic syrup.

Steamed Cornish mussels, with cider, leeks & chorizo served with crusty bread.
£8.95 starter / £16.00 Main

Bubble & Squeak potato cake, topped with proper Bury black pudding & a fried free range egg, topped with crispy onions, drizzled with HP sauce.


Honey glazed roast breast of Creedy Carver duck, cumin roasted winter vegetables & new potatoes, rich port wine glaze

Roast rump of Dorset lamb, sauté of potatoes, green beans, olives & sun blush tomatoes, sweet red currant jus

Herb crusted salmon fillet, wok fried tender stem broccoli, fine beans & potatoes, hollandaise sauce

Jurassic Coast 8oz sirloin steak, served with Blue Vinny gratin potatoes, roasted shallot & mushroom sauce, Dorset watercress

Thai style sweet potato & coconut curry served with fragrant jasmine rice, mango chutney & poppadoms

Twice cooked Somerset pork belly, braised red cabbage & a potato and apple Rossi, cider scented jus

Baked sea bass fillets, filled with Portland crab meat & served with crushed new potatoes, chive scented butter sauce

Blackened spiced chicken thighs, with a chorizo, butterbean, & potato stew, chilli oil drizzle


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…


Chocolate orange mousse with Chantilly cream & a flapjack finger

Steamed syrup sponge served with custard

Vanilla crème brûlée served with a mixed berry compote & a tuile biscuit

Lemon curd cheesecake with a gingernut biscuit base topped with raspberry pearls served with double cream

Bramley Apple & plum crumble served with custard

Bakewell tart served with Craig’s farm dairy clotted cream

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