About Us

Here at the Admiral Hood Kath Kersley and her team pride themselves on their freshly prepared food. Having recently acquired the pub, she brings with her self trained, family members Hannah and Naomi. Kath renowned locally for her enticing deserts and magnificent celebration cakes, has been in the catering business for over 20 years. Her love of food and all things local are reflected in her menu’s daily. Supporting local businesses and farmers, wherever possible, Kath brings the seasonal touch to pub dining. Country pub dining in West Dorset doesn’t get much better than this.

The Admiral Hood in the Past

We would like to know more about the past of the Admiral Hood – if you think you can help then please contact Kath. We know the pub was burnt down in the 1950’s and rebuilt in 1956.  Do you recall the fire? Do you have photographers? In fact any old photographs of the pub would be most appreciated. We know there were two famous Admiral Hood’s: Samuel (1724–1816) and his younger brother Alexander (1726–1814). Which of the two was the pub named after? And why? If you think you can help Kath understand the history of the pub further please get in touch.

Brian Woodland
Brian Woodland
14:41 27 Feb 20
Food and service both very good extensive menu
Carol Cummings
Carol Cummings
20:19 13 Nov 19
FANTASTIC CARVERYMet up with friends at this lovely homely pub. We all had the carvery ... the best ever! Three meat... choices, and a great choice of vegetables, and the cauliflower cheese was delicious! Yorkshire puds, and very tasty gravy! We all had a sweet, great choice and beautifully presented. A very good all round menu also, and prices are extremely reasonable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!read more
G B Josephson
G B Josephson
06:29 10 Sep 19
Managed to fit us in on a busy Sunday afternoon. Very helpful staff and the food lived up to our expectations. Very... nice interior. Nice large car park.read more
David Brown
David Brown
09:37 12 Jan 19
Extremely good food and pleasent atmosphere
James Mckay
James Mckay
00:17 21 Dec 17
Reasonably priced good tavern food selection in traditional pub atmosphere.
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