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FOOD & DRINK

We are a traditional 16th century pub serving Italian Small Plates to compete with any Italian restaurant, opposite Sherborne Abbey, that competes with any contemporary work of the Italian Renaissance. 

Our menu is substantially made up of authentic home-made Italian dishes with all our pasta, bread and sauces made in house on a daily basis. The menu also includes a novel element using some of the finest Dorset and Italian ingredients in quirky combinations. It also provides an unparralleled experience for those who have dietary requirements with numerous options for vegetarians, vegans & coeliacs. 

We would suggest you order between 2 to 3 dishes each to share amongst the table with an equal share between the 5 sections of the menu. 

Alongside this, we serve the traditional tipples of ales, lagers, ciders & soft drinks but also over 60 Italian wines by the glass and over 30 Italian themed cocktails.

Please see a sample of a menu, wine list and cocktail list on the right of this page (or below on a smartphone).

"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 - Feb/Mar 20

Sample Sunday Lunch

Vegan Menu

PARTY MENUS (8 or more) 

The 'Basilica' - £15.50pp

The 'Pantheon' - £19.00pp

The 'Colosseum' - £22.50pp

DRINKS LISTS

Wine List

Cocktail List

Further Info - Food & Drink

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