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.

himpantsou
himpantsou
10:26 01 Nov 20
Outstanding food. Every thing freshly made by the chef even the kids nuggets which were large pieces of tender chicken... breast in a light batter. Braised lamb special and steak pie both very tender and flavoursome. Friendly service and lovely ambience.read more
Juliet Mckelvey
Juliet Mckelvey
06:44 23 Sep 20
Only the 3rd time eating out since March I was really happy with my time here. Everything was in place for safety and... the meal was lovelyread more
Robin Jones
Robin Jones
16:58 19 Sep 20
Lovely owners and I wish I could of tried the food but I was too early. The staff were having their dinner and it... looked great. Nice beer garden.read more
Norma Holman
Norma Holman
15:49 18 Sep 20
Great food.
Joan Lambert
Joan Lambert
17:36 17 Sep 20
Great food. Probably the best steak and kidney pie I've ever had. Good atmosphere. Covid precautions in place. My... husband and sister highly recommend the beer. I would suggest booking.read more
A Google User
A Google User
19:08 14 Sep 20
Just had a wonderful meal. Amazing food, generous portions and excellent service. We highly recommend visiting if you... are in the area.read more
Lynn Williams
Lynn Williams
13:55 13 Sep 20
Lovely pub with friendly staff and great food
Shirley Brolly
Shirley Brolly
15:28 11 Sep 20
Pie Night! Very tasty food, good choice of dishes. My party if 5 all ate different dishes, which were excellent. Good... social distancing.read more
Barney Drewitt
Barney Drewitt
14:21 05 Sep 20
Good pub , extensive menu, warm welcome from the landlady.
Caroline Eeles
Caroline Eeles
11:37 02 Sep 20
Really good food lots of it and amazing staff. Had lovley time and social distance well organized will be recomending... to allread more
Ian Evenden
Ian Evenden
14:05 27 Aug 20
Lovely 14th century pub, offering good food & friendly service during busy times. Have been twice over our holiday.
Hayley Wills
Hayley Wills
14:03 27 Aug 20
Absolutely beautifull, loved every thing their
joan benson
joan benson
17:07 19 Aug 20
Delicious food, good portion sizes. Excellent service following all Covid 19 guidelines
Sandie Sims
Sandie Sims
17:36 17 Aug 20
Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff. Well managed Covid measures in place
rowland hibbard
rowland hibbard
08:20 09 Aug 20
We had a lovely evening at the Admial Hood excellent service and brilliant food.
lee summers
lee summers
20:47 01 Aug 20
Friendly great food and beer
Julie Mitchell
Julie Mitchell
22:28 25 Jul 20
Wonderful homely atmosphere and fab food too 😁😁
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
David Phillips
David Phillips
18:48 28 Apr 18
Superb food & service highly recommend.
James Mckay
James Mckay
00:17 21 Dec 17
Reasonably priced good tavern food selection in traditional pub atmosphere.
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