Review on The Museum Inn
Holding pride of place in a village of 'roses round the door' cottages, this gem of an inn was extended by Victorian superstar archaeologist and anthropologist General Augustus Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers to accommodate visitors to his museum of personal treasures. The museum may be no more, but the inn carries on in style.
Inside, it is an enticing mix of flagstone floors, roaring fires and cosy alcoves with a menu that is pitched somewhere between top-end gastro pub and modern restaurant cooking. Judiciously sourced ingredients form the backbone to dishes such as braised oxtail, Cashmoor quails' egg and sour cherry terrine, Portland fish stew, roast local venison loin with butternut squash mash, and herb-crusted rack of Dorset Horn lamb with ratatouille and aubergine purée.
A few simpler offerings such as Longhorn steak sandwiches are also offered at lunchtime, while desserts might range from prune and Armagnac pudding to cappuccino-style crème brûlée with shortbread biscuits. The same menu is also available in the curiously named Shed Restaurant (a barn-like dining room open Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday lunch).
The Museum Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (2.30pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express