Spacious Free House with large car park and beer garden on the A30 cross roads. Attractive bar area, and overall has a small country-pub feel but with room to cater for the larger parties, which they do comfortably. Did Sir Walter really smoke tobacco here? Unknown; but he did spend time at Sherborne castle just a few miles away. The much-lamented Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway ran past just a couple hundred yards East, and in fact the first meeting of the directors was held her in October 1862, a historical fact sadly not recognised by the owners. Only pub game visible is the dart board.