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FOOD & DRINK

We are a traditional 16th Centruy pub serving the very untraditional. 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. Please click here to see our current menu.

We do do the traditional drinks, pouring classic pub tipples of real ales, lagers, ciders, spirits & soft drinks. However, once again, 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 for our drinks list.

'Rapido' Lunch for Two - £16.00pp

We also offer our 'Rapido' lunch for two for £16.00 per person from Tuesday to Friday - this menu shows off our style of food at its best for a quick lunch while still offering unmatched value for money. For a little extra indulgence on the 'Rapido' menu you can add dessert and / or a drink at a much discounted price.

Party of 8 or More

For all parties of 8 or more we require a pre-order at least 3 days before. Our party menus are updated each month and can be found on the right of this page (or below on a smartphone). There is no need for each person to order individually, the head of the party simply needs to pick which one of the three menus the entire party would like, confirm how many people will be eating and let us know of any dietary requirements and we will provide you with all the dishes listed on the chosen menu. The menus are priced at £17.50pp, £21.00pp and £24.50pp with each menu progressively offering more dishes, more variety and more indeulgence - desserts are £5.00 extra for those that want one. On Friday and Saturday evenings only the 2 most indulgent menus are available. A 10% discretionary service charge is added to all parties of 8 or more, which is split between the team who looked after you on the day.

"We ate as a group and were entranced by the Italian tapas type meal. The wonderfully tasty different course arrived steadily over the meal, providing almost a taster menu without the taster menu price. Staff were lovely and helpful. As well as the wonderful food this is a pub with a good range of beers. Thoroughly recommend."

Tripadvisor - Oct 2018

MENUS

Menu - November '21

'Rapido' Lunch for Two - £16.00pp

Vegan Menu

DRINKS LISTS

Drinks List

PARTY MENUS (8 or more)

December's party menus will be available from Thu 2nd December & run until Thu 6th January.

The 'Mirra' - £17.50pp

The 'Incenso' - £21.00pp

The 'Oro' - £24.50pp

Further Info - Food & Drink

Please see below for more information on:

Dietary Requirements

Suppliers

FAQs

Dietary Requirements

"Love the concept of small sharing plates and every dish delivered. My stand-out was the Dorset lamb with polenta - meltingly flavourful meat with buttery, truffled polenta - a bowl of that on front of the fire would make me very happy. But in fact there was not one dud dish in the ten we ordered. Very impressed and am looking forward to a return visit. Thank you."

Tripadvisor - Feb 2019

Suppliers

La Chasse, Zeals, Wiltshire -
Hunter-gathering for chefs
Woodsford Leaves, Broadmayne, Dorset
Wide range of fresh salad leaves
Red Barn Farm, Mudford, Somerset
The freshest asparagus delivered daily
Fine Foods, Wincanton, Somerset
Catering suppliers from and to the South-West
Fevertree, Kings Road, London
The best tonic water from a man who knows his gin
Dorset Cereals, Dorchester, Dorset
Cereal, porridge & granola recipes created in Dorset
Cowshed Toiletries
Award-winning toiletries inspired by their Somerset countryside heritage
Andrew Barclay Butchers, Wincanton
Catering butchers sourced from the South West
Mr. Filberts, Glastonbury, Somerset
Inventive snacks using 100% natural ingredients
Dorset Tea, Bournemouth, Dorset
Traditional tea & a range of Dorset inspired fruit & herbal infusions
Reads Coffee, Thornford, Dorset
award-winning family run roasters using single estate arabica beans
Wadworth, Devizes, Wiltshire
Family run brewery with 125 years of producing award-winning real ales
Olives et Al, Sturminster Newton, Somerset
The best olives, antipasti, oils, snacks, sauces & dressings
Blackmore Vale Dairy, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Local milk producing the best cream, yoghurt & much more
Fentimans, Hexham, Northumberland
Thomas Fentimans finest botanical brews for over 100 years
Trenchermans, Over Compton, Dorset
Aladdin’s cave of fine food & wine on the pub’s doorstep
Thatchers, Sandford, Somerset
Been perfecting the craft of cider making for over 100 years
Creedy Carver, Crediton, Dorset
The finest barn reared & free-range chickens & ducks
Samways, West Bay, Dorset
Supplying West Country fish from port to plate in 24 hrs
Frobishers Juices, Exeter, Devon
Top quality juices created from only the best fruit
Parsons Butchers, Sherborne, Dorset
Traditional family butcher since 1840
Dorset Honey
Local honey collected from hives across Dorset
Longmans, North Cadbury, Somerset
Family-run producer & supplier of the best cheese, butter & cream
Chefs Delight, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Supplying some of the best fruit & vegetables to caterers in the south
Willie’s Cocoa, Uffculme, Devon
The best single estate chocolate made in Willie’s Devon chocolate factory
Plymouth Gin, Plymouth, Devon
Distilling gin & sloe gin since 1793 at the oldest working distillery in England
Hildon Water, Broughton, Hampshire
Natural mineral water from beneath the chalk downs of the Test Valley
Kingfisher, Brixham, Devon
Providing quality fresh fish & seafood to the catering industry in the South-West
Addlestones, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Lightly cloudy modern cider from 100% West-Country cider apples
Black Cow Vodka, Beaminster, Dorset
World’s only pure milk vodka from grass-grazed cows & no more
GS Laundry, Yeovil, Somerset
Family laundry providing the best linen for your bed, bathroom and table
Burts Crisps, Roborough, Devon
Hand-cooked crisps using the finest ingredients & bags of entusiasm
Richard Bramble, Sherborne, Dorset
Artist & designer of animal inspired ceramics & our coffee mugs
Somerset Cider Brandy, Martock, Somerset
Revived the art of distilling Cider Brandy after 300 years
Bridge Farm, East Chinnock, Somerset
Traditional apple & pear juice from local orchards
 
"Wow! Was not expecting to find Italian tapas in Sherborne. Superb selection of tasty dishes, lovely environment with friendly staff, great wine and beer selection. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and a brilliant way to enjoy good food with friends or family."
Tripadvisor - Jan 2019

 

FAQs

"Great local ingredients, cooked well with a good selection of choices on the menu. Pleasant service and relaxing atmosphere. A nice treat for my birthday!"

Google - Feb 2019