Welcome to The King John

Join us and discover the best of country living at our British dining room with bedrooms

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…


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.


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We are reopening

The time is nearly upon us, we will finally be reopening on April 12th. We’ve now opened our table and bedroom reservations from this date onwards.

From 12th April
We're delighted to be able to welcome tables of up to six people from multiple households or up to 12 people from two households in our garden and terrace areas (outdoors).

From 17th May
We are welcoming up to 30 people from mixed households in our garden and terrace areas (outdoors) and up to six people from multiple households or up to 12 people from two households in our pub, dining room and bedrooms.

For bedroom enquiries, please email sleep@kingjohninn.co.uk
For all other enquiries, please email info@kingjohninn.co.uk

Can't wait to see you soon, it's been far too long,

Monika and the entire King John team x