COVID-19 Information

We are re-opening our doors on the 2nd of December and look forward to seeing everybody again! We have had to make plenty of changes to how our business runs including a smaller menu and different opening times. These changes will be outlined below but if anybody has any questions feel free to ask any member of staff who will be happy to explain anything further.

Booking a table:

  • Firstly, due to our reduced capacity, it will be imperative to book ahead to guarantee a table. We have strict queueing guidelines we must follow so we appreciate your patience and will do our best to reduce waiting times. This is new to us too!
  • The easiest way to book a table is to ring the landline at 01202 882481. If you are unable to do this you can e-mail your booking but sometimes e-mails are only checked at the beginning and end of the day so ringing ahead will be appreciated.

Christmas Parties

  • We are taking Christmas bookings and we are currently adhering to Tier 2 limitations set out by the government. At the moment that means you must live, with or be in a support bubble with, anybody you come with. We are hoping this will be relaxed to the pre-lock down guidelines by the 16th December at the latest.
  • We do have an outside area which is undercover where the rules will be more relaxed with different households being allowed to meet up.

Bar Guidelines

  • Alcohol can only be served with a "substantial meal".
  • We will be running a bar menu to give more choice to those coming in for an alcoholic drink.
  • Due to food having to be served with alcohol our bar will now shut when the kitchen does. This means the bar opening times will match that of the kitchen. So first orders will be at 12pm and last orders at 8pm.
  • We are hoping for these rules to be relaxed as soon as possible and appreciate the patience and understanding of all customers.

Winter Menu Update

See our menu information here

Christmas update

We are now taking bookings for our festive Christmas Menu in December with the menu and the booking form below.

Christmas Celebration 2020

Christmas Celebration Booking Form 2020

When booking with us you need to provide both a £5 deposit per person and your menu choices 48 hours beforehand. If you need to unfortunately cancel we require at least 24 hours notice to avoid you losing the deposit. We look forward to welcoming everybody back to make this December as festive as possible

Opening times:

Our opening times for every day are now the following:

Midday - 8pm for the bar with last orders by 8pm

Midday - 8pm for the restaurant with last orders by 8pm

Operational changes

  • Upon arrival ask a staff member where to sit and then we will come to you for all service.
  • We ask that everybody could use their cards to pay. We will still accept cash but the government guidelines ask for card payment where possible.
  • Due to the new government guidelines we have had to introduce a one-way system around the pub that must be adhered to where possible. This includes areas such as the toilets and the bar with floor markings indicating queueing spots and signage assisting with any questions. If you are unsure about anything please feel free to talk to any staff member for further information.
  • Despite our best efforts to ensure social distancing there may be pinch points inside and queues outside so we would appreciate that where this happens you pass by people back to back

We have brought in these guidelines for the safety of everybody so would appreciate your cooperation and look forward to see you soon.

About Us

Cherry and Steve Dyer have owned the lease of The Stocks Inn for the last 10 years and have been joined along the way by their sons James and Sam. We have now renewed the lease for a further 10 years and, together with our brilliant resident managers Drex and Sally Sibley – who have worked with us for the whole of the Stocks Inn experience – we look forward to continuing our journey.

As local people – 5 of us grew up in Wimborne – our aim is to support local farmers wherever possible and to use only the freshest ingredients in all our dishes which have been made on the premises by our Head chef Sam and his team.

We welcome large groups for functions such as Weddings, Wakes, Christenings, landmark birthdays or simply dining out with family and friends. All events are catered for with experience and care.

Every Friday we hold a meat draw using all locally supplied produce which is extremely popular with further cash prizes for the winners on the day. Furthermore we are running three event days on Sunday’s during August which includes a barbecue, live bands and a a magician.

We are also gaining momentum as a renowned Brit Stop location and we also offer excellent disabled facilities and a dog friendly section of the pub for dining.

Our aim is to continue building on the wonderful success and huge customer support of our first 10 years and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Special Offers

Loyalty Card

Buy one of our loyalty cards for just £20 and receive 10% off all food and drink for the whole year.


OFFER 1: FREE BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE with 2 people or more purchasing a Starter & Main Course or a Main Course & Sweet OFFER 2: FREE MAIN COURSE when you purchase four main courses (lowest price one FREE)

Find us & opening times


The Stocks Inn, Furzehill, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4HT
Tel: 01202 882481

Opening Times

Bar Opening Times

Changes for Tier 2 restrictions 2020 due to Covid-19:
Midday - 8pm for alcohol with last orders by 8pm

Restaurant Opening Times

Changes for Tier 2 restrictions 2020 due to Covid-19:
Midday - 8pm for the restaurant with last orders by 8pm

Local Area

Furzehill, Wimborne and the surrounding areas are rich with local history and areas of beauty. Why not coincide your visit to the Stocks Inn with a visit to some of our local attractions?

Get in touch with us

The Stocks Inn, Furzehill, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4HT
01202 882481

    We look forward to welcoming you to The Stocks Inn soon!