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Charlie, Sasha and Family welcome you to The Blackmore Vale Inn. Nestled in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful Blackmore Vale the Blackmore Vale Inn is one of Dorset's best kept secrets. An independently run traditional Dorset pub now under new management.

The Blackmore Vale is one of the most unspoilt places in England. It stretches across North Dorset and is the countryside that inspired Thomas Hardy and features as the Vale of the Little Dairies in his novels. In the village of Marnhull the Blackmore Vale Inn is a beautiful 16th century pub that is also a character from Thomas Hardy's novels. This is the illicit drinking den that features as  ‘Rollivers’ in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. Hardy portrays it as a disreputable and illegal drinking house, where secret ale drinking groups gathered upstairs.  

These days The Blackmore Vale Inn is a wonderful welcoming family run pub and is the perfect example of what a country pub should be like.


Monday           Closed
Tuesday           Closed

Wednesday      4pm - 10pm

Thursday         4pm - 10pm
Friday              9am - 11pm

Saturday          12pm - 11pm
Sunday            12pm - 10pm  12th May 2024 - Closed


The Blackmore Vale Inn

Burton Street




​Telephone  01258 820701
Mobile       07488 403380


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