At the beginning of the year (so a very late posting of this review!) Sarah and I were off to Owermoigne for our seed potatoes, shallots and garlic for this season’s planting. If you’re into home grown vegetables then Owermoigne Nursery is well worth a visit – it’s not open all year round so check if open – and it has an amazing selection of potatoes, onions, leeks etc.
We almost didn’t make it to either Owermoigne or the New Inn at West Knighton where we had our lunch. On the road between Kingston and Langton Matravers we were slightly surprised to see a horse galloping towards us with no rider. Together with a few other motorists we managed to shepherd the horse into Kingston Country Courtyard which used to be a stables – and having phoned the police managed to establish that they had found the rider (who was shaken up but fine) and we had the horse so all would be well!
With all that excitement done it was then to lunch. West Knighton is a pretty little village served by a lovely pub, The New Inn. There was a good, locally sourced menu on offer and v friendly service. Of a couple of local beers on tap, I went back to an old favourite – Copper Ale – a standing beer at The Square and Compass in Worth.
To start Sarah and I shared local crab fritters that came with a drizzled chilli mayonnaise. The fritters were light and fluffy with a decent amount of crab that came through well.
Following that light(ish) starter our main courses were more substantial as befitted a cold January lunchtime. Sarah’s fish pie was full of haddock and salmon in a comforting white sauce with a mash and crumbly topping.
My local faggots came on top of a bed of well made mash with a leaning tower of onion rings. The deep flavoured gravy was perfect with the mash and faggots – together with the onion rings I definitely had the less healthy option vs the great selection of fresh vegetables that Sarah had with the fish pie!
For dog owners (like us) the bar area welcomes dogs and there is a separate restaurant section too. I’d definitely recommend if you’re in the area – simple food, cooked properly and does the job it’s trying to do well.
The New Inn
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