Welcome to The King John

Join us and discover the best of country living at our British countryside inn

Nestled inside the beautiful Cranborne Chase on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, we’re a true British country inn with an award-winning restaurant, a well-stocked and homely bar and eight elegant bedrooms for you to rest your head. Our passion lies in celebrating the heritage and sophistication of British countryside life, from its food to its fine traditions and unforgettable experiences. Come and stop by and discover the best of the country with us…


Al fresco dining and events in our Victorian garden

For fantastic summertime drinking and dining, our beautiful terraced Victorian garden kitchen is the perfect place to host a garden party or to just sit back and soak up a glorious sunny afternoon.

Expertly Prepared

Locally sourced, prepared and aged in-house - this is field to fork dining at its purest.

Our Head Chef

With a love of game and the countryside, Head Chef Lloyd has developed his skills with us and has built a great team delivering country fresh cuisine for over 5 years.

Fresh Bread

A philosophy of fresh and local means that we bake our bread in-house daily.


The local fields are full of fabulous produce that regularly feature on our menus.

The King John Inn is proud to be part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of fine British pubs and inns handpicked by luxury lifestyle magazine, The Epicurean, as representing the best of British food, style and service. Whether sharing fantastic recipes, showcasing great British brands or just giving tips on where to go for a long country walk, The Epicurean is dedicated to celebrating the finest in British culture, heritage and luxury.