Review on The Coventry Arms
A watering hole has stood on this Corfe Mullen site since 1426, and the present Coventry Arms still puts on a rustic face with its original flagstoned floors, roaring open fires, heavy exposed beams and real ales drawn direct from the cask. A stream runs through the garden, and al fresco waterside lunches are a big draw when the sun shines.
Locals often provide freshly caught trout for the kitchen, and the emphasis is firmly on seasonal produce from Dorset and Hampshire – including game from nearby estates, meat and sausages provided by a butcher in Fordingbridge, and more besides. Breast of pheasant might be served with fondant potato, New Forest black pudding and wild mushroom jus, while fillet of wild sea bass could appear with spiced pappardelle and red onion jam. To conclude, expect honey and rosemary pannacotta with stewed winter fruits or the pub's version of Dorset apple cake.
Seafood festivals, garden parties and beer bonanzas are a feature of the place and the Coventry Arms also has its own Wine Club, which hosts regular tastings and talks.
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Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.00 - 8.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card