The Half Moon

The Half Moon, Melplash


…come on in, take the weight off!

Situated only 2 miles north of Bridport is the Half Moon in Melplash, Dorset. Surrounded by countryside, our menu offers something for everyone specialising in steaks and game, all sourced in close locality of West Dorset.

We offer the perfect space to eat fresh, fun and exciting food, whilst serving great Palmers ale which you can enjoy by the fire side or in our beer garden.

Don’t forget our takeaway and delivery is available every Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday roast lunches!

Half Moon at Home

Live music and so much more!

Take a look at the Calendar to see what Events we have coming up. We are constantly responding to the latest government guidelines and legal restrictions in regard to COVID-19. Alas, this means our including our specially developed Sunday Session’s – great live music in a safe but fun environment, are currently on hold. However, please check back regularly for updates.

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  • Jinder at The Half Moon Sunday Session.

    On our second Sunday Session, Jinder proved to be a great hit. With his distinctive style of story telling, the singer song writer had the crowd at The Half Moon mesmerised.

    Alongside the great music, the hog roast went down a treat, and our cocktails were again very popular. Everyone commented as to how safe they felt during their visit to our Covid compliant luxury marquee.

    Tickets are selling well for next week for Endure Fort so don’t miss out on a great evening of entertainment, great food & drink!

    Buy your bubble – maximum of 6 – at

  • Dorset Food Drink & Farming Awards!

    2020 is definatley a year to remember – a positive thing this time though!

    We are super proud to announce that we are finalists in Dorset Magazine’s Dorset Food Drink & Farming Awards Best Dining Experience to Go. Thank you to all our amazing customers for your support & for nominating us, and thank you to our great Half Moon team for all of your hard work! The other establishments in our category are of high quality – so its a real privilege to be finalists alongside them.

    No matter what the outcome – we feel very privileged to be recognised for our takeaway & delivery service which enables you to enjoy your Half Moon favourites at home #HalfMoonatHome

    We will keep you up to date as to the outcome & will most definitely be raising a glass to our team for their hard work.

    Mean while if you are feeling hungry – don’t forget you can order your takeaway or delivery clicking the green bean above (order home delivery).