The Brewers Arms has had many landlords and landladies since we moved into the village way back in time. The early years they had it easy with lots of regulars and packed drinking nights, but like all the other ‘locals’ there was a sharp decline in customers and it was harder to keep the business going. Thankfully they did and now we have Micky, Sara, Chris and Anne-Marie who took over late last year. They seem to have found the winning formula, because the place was packed last night and wasn’t a spare table to be had. It was fantastic to see so many locals in there enjoying their local and I’m sure the reputation will grow & grow.
They are all very friendly and can’t do enough for you, great beers & ciders and a great menu of wholesome food with generous portions. I had their faggots and mash, but changed the mash for chips! The faggots were huge and a great flavour, along with onion gravy and peas, just the tonic after a long day working & fishing by the river. Vicky had the vegetarian option, vegetable nut roast with apricot and goats cheese, again very tasty, but could have done with a sauce over the vegetables. Our long time neighbours & friends had the specials, fish pie and duck in hoisin sauce, both were good sized portions and thoroughly enjoyed.
Yes the new owners have really turned the pub around, but I should warn any non-dog lovers that it is a dog friendly pub!!! A huge thanks to Micky, Sara, Chris, Anne-Marie and the rest of the team on a great night and bringing the pub back to life; I’m sure it won’t be long until we are local’ing again.
The Brewers Arms
Dorset DT2 9LB
t: 01305 889361