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…


You deserve a Winter Break from £69.50

Book your stay at an Epicurean Collection inn on Sunday to Friday throughout January, February or March for an exclusive price, including a home-cooked breakfast with continental buffet, and we’ll give you a warming cup of Sipsmith Hot Gin, made with gin and gingerbread syrup, as an extra little treat.

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.


We are proud to be part of The Epicurean Collection, a group of countryside inns and city pubs dedicated to the finest in British food, comfort and culture. To join our online club or to book the perfect escape, please download the Epicurean Club App or visit: