The Plume is a traditional Grade II listed 16th century pub in the heart of Sherborne directly opposite the Abbey with B&B rooms & a picturesque hamstone walled courtyard. However, behind this traditional exterior there are few surprises within……
The biggest surprise is we serve Italian Small Plates, some of the best Italian food you’ll find locally. Similar to tapas, we would suggest that you order 2 to 3 dishes each, a bit at a time or lots to share and the dishes will arrive when they’re ready.
Expect to see seasonal Italian & West-country ingredients used, with a minimum of fuss, to make our authentic, occasionally quirky, Italian home-made dishes. All our pasta, bread & sauces are made in house on a daily basis. It also provides an unparalleled experience for those who have dietary requirements with numerous options for vegetarians, vegans & coeliacs. Click here for further detail.
Once again, we do the traditional, pouring classic pub tipples of real ales, lagers, ciders, spirits & soft drinks. However, we take our drinks to a whole new level with over 60 Italian wines by the glass & a huge selection of Italian themed cocktails. Click here for further detail.
The Plume has four ensuite B&B rooms (and more on the way) priced from £90.00 per night up to £150.00 per night including breakfast. They range from a super-king double with the best view of the Abbey in Sherborne to a ‘studio’ style room off our glorious courtyard. They are all ensuite, well decorated, with double sofa bed, wi-fi, tea & coffee, large TV and each have their own individual character. However, the big bonus is there is mouth-watering Italian food, great beer, velvety Italian wine and lively cocktails waiting downstairs (or brought up to your room). Click here for further detail.
At The Plume, we try our best to cater for parties of all shapes and sizes both at the pub and at other venues in the area. The style of food is great for an intimate table of 2, a party of 12 or more in our private dining room. It can also be adapted to canapes and ‘bowl food’ for 50 people gathering and mingling in our courtyard, 100 booked seated in the entire venue or taking our unique offering to another venue to celebrate a special day. Click here for further detail.
The pub also regularly plays host to monthly quizzes, music events from opera to DJ nights, kids parties with pizza making & skittles, wine tasting nights and much more. The private dining room is ideal for meetings and there is no charge for the use of the room but a small charge for the projector if you need it. We have shown a few sports events where and when it feels appropriate but are yet to see Italy win the Six Nations!
On top of all this, we are trying to do our bit for the planet. We have always been relatively 'Eco-friendly' because we have undertaken the usual steps of reuse, recycle, reduce. Our style of food is also incredibly 'Green' as we have very little waste and, although we are not meat-free, we use very little meat & fish and we have an abundance of choices for vegans and vegetarians that inflict a greatly reduced toll on the planet. However, we knew we could do more and still can but here are some of the changes we have made during 2020/21 to improve our footprint - from signing a 100% Green Gas energy contract to reducing our use of plastic and much more in between.
Simply Wow! Perfect location, directly opposite the Abbey and literally a few minutes walk into town. Our room overlooking the Abbey was absolutely superb, with a huge bathroom, sofa seating and a huge, comfortable bed. There was quality water and tea / coffee facilities in the room and equally good toiletries. The bar / restaurant is fantastic, with outside seating, a wonderful snug and ample restaurant seating. You must try the Italian small-dish (tapas style) food in the restaurant as it is top-notch. I really do believe the full-English breakfast we had was one of the best I've experienced in terms of quality ingredients, cooked beautifully. To top all of this off, the staff are some of the most friendly, helpful and efficient you could possibly hope to meet. I really wish we had the opportunity to have stayed more than the one night available to us on our tour of the area, but wouldn't hesitate in the slightest in re-visiting The Plume the next time we're in Sherborne. Tripadvisor - Oct 2019
"Great Find - 5* all round. Love this place just came by it - they looked busy but we walked in anyway - they did everything they could to find us a table whilst we purchased a drink. Saturday night - Amazing service wonderful staff - really looked after us. All great would definitely return soon ! Very reasonable cannot fault! Wish we’d found you sooner !" Tripadvisor - Nov 2019
Exceptional! Directly across from the abbey which was stunning. Lovely food, comfy bed, great service. Hotels.com – Feb 20
"Great to see this lovely pub being turned around. A lovely buzz and atmosphere for a Thursday night." Bookatable - Oct 2018
The only place to eat in Sherborne and for miles around. If you are in Sherborne and want a meal to remember... eat here. Possibly the best Italian food I have ever eaten... including in Italy. Amazing food, great service, eat nowhere else. Tripadvisor – Oct 20