Renowned in Dorset for luxury bed and breakfast (b&b) accommodation, 17th Century restaurant and riverside garden
Tel: +44 (0)1300 348358

Our menus


Homemade soup of the day, served with fresh bread and butter - £4.95

Baked large flat cap mushroom, drizzled with a garlic and herb butter, served with wild rocket and balsamic dressing v - £4.95

Smooth chicken and duck liver pate, served with Cumberland sauce, granary toast and a seasonal dressed salad - £4.95

Traditional Norwegian prawn cocktail, served over a chiffonade of baby gem lettuce in a scallop shell, with marie-rose sauce, tomato, cucumber and lemon - £4.95

Roasted sweet red pepper, aubergine, vine tomato and garlic on a bed of cous cous, with a minted greek yoghurt dressing v - £5.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Homemade crab and spring onion fishcake, served with a sweet chilli, citrus fruit, prawn and coriander butter - £5.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Caesar salad, bacon lardons, grilled chicken, croutons and anchovy fillets served over baby gem with a light mayonnaise and basil pesto dressing, finished with cracked black pepper and gran padano parmesan - (S) £6.95 (M) £10.95 dbb supplement £2.00

Egg benedict with either smoked salmon, ham or leaf spinach v topped with a cheesy hollandaise sauce, served on toasted brioche bread - (S) £5.95 (M) £8.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Pan fried goats cheese, served over a sweet red onion marmalade with balsamic dressed wild rocket v - £6.95 dbb supplement £2.00


Pub Classics

Homemade pie of the day, made with locally sourced produce, in a light puff pastry, served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes of the day - £10.95

Beer battered fillet of Cornish Pollock, served with hand cut maris piper potatoes, mushy peas, a lightly dressed seasonal salad and homemade tartare sauce - £10.95

Speciality sausages (ask for today's selection), served in a rich red wine and red onion jus, over a mixed herb maris piper mashed potato cake - £9.95

Deep fried scampi, breaded scampi served with hand cut chips, seasonal dressed leaves and homemade tartare sauce - £9.95

Dorset honey roast ham, served with hand cut chips, two fried eggs and a red onion marmalade - £8.95

Indian chicken tikka masala, from a traditional family recipe, served with basmati rice and naan bread - £10.95

Homemade pizza panini, one slice of toasted garlic ciabatta, topped with a rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil pesto, served with chips and salad v also available with addition of ham topping - £8.95

Homemade gourmet burger, lean minced beef burger with spring onions and mixed herbs, served in a toasted ciabatta with bacon and blue vinney, served with maris piper chips and dressed salad - £10.95

Homemade chicken and bacon burger with melted mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, served in a toasted ciabatta with maris piper chips and dressed salad - £10.95

Homemade Mexican burger with tomato salsa, guacamole, jalapeno and a cheese melt, served in a toasted ciabatta with maris piper chips and dressed salad - £10.95

Main courses

Seared thinly sliced lambs liver, in a red wine and rosemary jus, served over seasoned mashed potato, with crisp bacon and seasonal vegetables - £10.95

Breast of Gressingham duck marinated in a five spice, cracked black pepper, sea salt and sesame seed oil served with plum sauce stir fried vegetables and noodles - £15.75 dbb supplement £5.00

Wild mushroom and baby spinach tossed with shallots, basil and wild garlic, layered in fresh egg pasta with parmesan topped cheese sauce served with dressed seasonal leaves v - £10.95

Naturally smoked fillet of fresh haddock served over creamy herb mash with a lightly poached egg and finished with cheddar cheese sauce - £11.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Griddled lamb cutlets served medium rare with minted miniature ratatouille, sauté potatoes and a port and redcurrant jus - £14.95 dbb supplement £4.00

Fresh fillet of cod baked with sliced beefsteak tomatoes, rubbed with local dill served over steamed fennel with a lemon butter sauce - £12.75 dbb supplement £2.00

Baked local belly pork served with an apple and sage jus with parsnip crisps and herb mashed maris piper potatoes - £12.95 dbb supplement £2.00

Butternut squash and mediterranean vegetable risotto infused with chopped shallots, garlic, white wine and fresh herbs finished with cream and parmesan shavings served with dressed seasonal leaf salad v - £11.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Grilled 8oz rump steak, cooked to your liking, served with maris piper chips, tomato, mushrooms and onion rings - £14.95 dbb supplement £4.00

Grilled 8oz sirloin steak, cooked to your liking, served with maris piper chips, tomato, mushrooms and onion rings - £17.95 dbb supplement £7.00


Steak Sauces

Mushroom sauce, sliced mushrooms and cream £2.00

Peppercorn sauce, cracked black pepper and brandy cream £2.00

Leek and blue vinney, sliced leeks, blue vinney cheese and cream £2.00

Side orders

Vegetables £2.50

Garlic bread £2.75

Garlic bread with cheese £3.50

Onion rings £2.50

Chips £2.50

Mixed or green salad £3.00

Basket of bread £1.75



Homemade summer fruit pudding with locally sourced berries and fresh cream - £4.95

Homemade sticky toffee pudding served with Craigs Dorset vanilla ice cream - £4.95

Homemade crème brulee of the day, served with café curls and fresh fruit - £5.95 dbb supplement £1.00

Homemade pistachio and lemon cheesecake, served with fruits of the forest coulis, fresh fruit and double cream - £4.95

Homemade traditional Dorset apple cake, served with fresh fruit and either Craigs Dorset vanilla ice cream or fresh double cream - £4.95

Homemade citrus tart with a sweet lemon drizzle, sorbet and garnished with fresh forest fruit - £4.95

Selection of fine local cheeses, Somerset brie, coastal mature Cheddar and Dorset blue vinney, served with biscuits and fresh grapes - £6.95 dbb supplement £2.00

Selection of Craigs Dairy, Dorset ice creams: lemon cheesecake, apple crumble, vanilla, strawberry or chocolate (2 scoops) - £4.50


Teas & freshly ground whole-bean coffees

Freshly filtered coffee - £1.50

Espresso - £2.00

Cappuccino - £2.00

Latte - £2.00

Hot chocolate - £2.00

Pot of tea (breakfast, earl grey or a selection of herbal) - £1.50

Liqueur coffees, a wide selection of liqueurs are available for speciality coffees and are served with fresh cream. All alcohol measures are 25ml - £4.95

Add a shot of hazelnut, caramel or chocolate - £0.25



Fruit, vegetables and salad - Country Fayre of Dorset

Meat - Mato Butchers from Blandford

Fish - M&J Seafood of Dorset, Samways of Dorset

Dairy - Craigs Farm Dairy of Dorset

Baker - Leakers of Bridport

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Nigel & Sarah - owners of The Poachers Inn 3 nights for the price of 2 Our menus Christmas 2008 at The Poachers Inn