Cherry and Steve Dyer recently purchased the tenancy for the Stocks Inn and together with our resident managers Drex and Sally Sibley have over 50 years licensed trade experience between us. We all started in the business at a young age!
As local people – three of us grew up in Wimborne – our aim is to support local farmers and suppliers wherever possible and to use only the freshest ingredients in our dishes, many of which have been made on the premises by our head chef Jim. Indeed most of our produce has been sourced from within Dorset and we have spent many hours visiting local farms, chutney producers, bakeries, fisheries and vineyards for wine tasting (certainly the latter being no chore!).
Our aim is to restore the true flavour of a local Dorset pub and we welcome any suggestions or ideas you may have to help us make this happen.
We hope you enjoy your meal with us and look forward to seeing you again.
The Stocks Inn gets its name from the old village stocks that were situated just outside the building and remain to this day. It is rumoured they were installed next to the pub in order for the bar maids to provide water for the people being incarcerated in the stocks, sometimes for days at a time. Additionally, the local smuggler Isaac Gulliver was believed to have stashed his illegal contraband in the cellar beneath the pub.