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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).

  • The Leggomen at The Half Moon!

    Sunday 6th September 2020 saw The Leggomen kick off the Half Moon’s Sunday Sessions.

    In our first live music cabaret event in our socially distant & covid_19 compliant luxury marquee, the Leggoman entertained a great crowd who enjoyed themselves thoroughly. With a great mix of their usual tracks, we were able to enjoy a great cocktails (the Elder flower Collins was my favourite!) & tasty street food hog roast from The Half Moon kitchen team.

    Big thanks to all of our great team & to our production partner JSW Entertainment. Looking forward to next week for another of our Socially distanced Sunday Sessions with live music from Jinder. E-tickets available via our website

  • Dorset Food Awards! VOTE!

    We’d be so grateful if you could click on the link & vote for us:

    Best Dining Experience – and/or any other category you feel represents us here at The Half Moon.

    Thank you!

  • Now Open and Serving!

    Team Half Moon would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all our locals, regulars and summer visitors for joining us once again in our gorgeous little pub! A home from home for so many of you, it is delightful to see ‘our home’ buzzing once again.

    We are of course adhering to social distancing and COVID Secure guidelines to make this all possible, and our years of experience with events and outside catering brings an added advantage to the Half Moon as we now have our exclusive Marquee Area in the Garden.

    Come and join us at the Half Moon for a reassuringly familiar and traditional Pub Experience in these unprecedented times!


    Due to the Covid-19, we are operating our “Half Moon At Home” Takeaway only business.

    Our current opening hours are:
    Thursday to Saturday evenings 4:30 till 8:30
    Sunday roast dinners 12-2:30

    We ask that orders are placed in advance, especially for Sunday roasts. We ask that customers book collection slots either via phone when placing your order, or via our online ordering system, under our ‘see Menu & order button’.

    We are talking every precaution to ensure that the safety of our team and customers is our priority, and to ensure that you can enjoy your Half Moon Melplash favorites at home.

    As always, any questions please feel free to contact us on 01308 488321.

    It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus from food. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.

    Any Staff member who is unwell will not be at work. If they have symptoms, they will follow government advice and stay at home. Although it is very unlikely that coronavirus is transmitted through food, as a matter of good hygiene practice anyone handling food should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    This should be done as a matter of routine, before and after handling food, and especially after being in a public place, blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    We continue to follow the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) guidance on good hygiene practices in food preparation and their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) processes.

    We support NHS & Elderly members please ask for details.