Eating Out

Local to Canford Crossing (within leisurely walking distance):

The Fox and Hounds – Is a 5 minute walk from Canford Crossing B&B on the opposite side of the roundabout and has a varied menu catering for most dietary requirements. The bar also has a good range of Ales (IPA, Little Canford Ale, Abbot Ale and Old Speckled Hen), Guinness and Lager; Amstel, Peroni and San Miguel).

The Old Thatch – only a 10-15 minute stroll away, this independent pub sits on the site of a former gatehouse to the Uddens estate dating back to the 17th Century. They stock a good range of real ales and lagers and have an excellent, varied and very reasonably priced menu.

If you don’t mind a short drive, bus ride or taxi, we particularly recommend:

  • Ferndown Forest Inn – the club house for the Ferndown Forest Golf Club only a short 2 mile drive from the Canford Bottom along the A31 to the next roundabout going east and take the 11st exit and enjoy 20% off food and 20% golf!
  • Rimjhim – an excellent Indian and Nepalese food in the centre of Wimborne
  • Chef da China – a Chinese restaurant next to the Ferndown Forest Golf Club
  • Topogigio’s – an independent Italian restaurant in the centre of Wimborne
  • The Taphouse – Real Ale specialist – only over 21s (a personal favourite of Terry’s)
  • The Old Inn – A newly refurbished The Old Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the idyllic village of Holt. Situated close to the historic town of Wimborne Minster, about 3 miles from Canford Crossing.

Garden Centres with Restaurants

  • There are a number of garden centres in the area – Click Here for details

Other popular Wimborne area pubs and restaurants