Things We Do

We try to cater for every taste and we like to use fresh local produce, salads and sea food sourced from local waters, and the Devon and Cornish coast


We can cater for events such as company meetings or corporate lunches

Outdoor covered area

We have an outdoor covered area for alfresco dining or drinks with a lovely log burner for those winter nights.


We put on a range of events from music nights, summer parties and christmas drinks.

Open All Year Round

We work hard to keep the food and drinks flowing. We are even open on christmas morning for a festive celebration and one before the roast goes in the oven.


We have a modicom of spaces avaialable for tents and tourers

Take away food

Some of our menu items are suitable for take away.

Our Commitment

We pride ourselves on good quality food and service. We offer varried and changing menus with a wide choice of food and drinks.


Providing fresh local produce. Catering for alergens and special requests.


Our staff are committed to making your time enjoyable.


" It’s nice to meet new people and no one bats an eye when people come in to the pub instead of passing by. It’s a friendly place with characters and friends you never knew But stay a while and walk back out now knowing quite a few ".


Check our cellar for wines from all around the world.

A Little About Us

A village inn situated 1.5 miles behind the ruins of Corfe Castle, in the picturesque village of Church Knowle in Dorset. Full of olde world charm & character, with lovely inglenook fire places and a brick alcove that used to be the original farm house kitchen oven. The village inn is situated in a valley surrounded by the beautiful rolling Purbeck hills, a walkers paradise with plenty of pub walks.

The main bar has a welcoming coal and log fire during the winter months, originally a barn and cheese loft with traditional farmhouse tables and seating for around 40 people. With natural Purbeck stone walls, High vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, decorated with pictures, interesting items from a bygone era. Books, brass, copper, board games, and a cabinet full of unusual by gone items this houses the bar servery, and our popular Wine Shack. Bespoke menus are available and designed to suit your event and within your budget. Please ask to speak with Matthew or Zeta for more information.

There is a formal dining area subject to weather under a Canopy. With formal dining tables and comfortable chairs for around 30 people. Set on Astra Turf and surrounded with tubs of flowers, subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. Full menu and table service. Our garden with spectacular views over the Purbeck hills has large 6 seat traditional pub benches for families and people to dine out side. Our Garden is only for people to consume food and drinks purchased at the New Inn. Dogs are welcome in this area, kept on a lead. Please ask at the bar if you require water or food for your pets.

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Some of the many dishes we do

A selection of meals and starters we provide not to mention our selection of ales, wines and spirits.

  • Bouillabaisse
  • Mackerel
  • Panacota
  • Creme Brulee
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Lamb Shank
  • Whitebait
  • Puddings

Get In Touch

Please contact us by phone to make reservations as emails are not always monitored.

Contact Information

 The New Inn, Church Knowle, BH205NQ
  01929 480357
  The New Inn

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