Testimonials and Awards

Current Awards
Winners of Dorset Tourism Awards, ‘Pub of the Year’ 2020!

To say we are over the (Half) Moon (pun intended!) is an understatement.

We are so proud of our incredibly hard-working & talented team who have helped us take our delivery & takeaway offering to the next level during this lockdown and those last year.

2020 has been a trying year but it gave us chance to strengthen our ties within our local community as they have shown us incredible support. Without their support, and a generous local donor who has asked to remain anonymous, we would have had a very different year. The Lockdown in March gave us time to design a web site which was able to process our customers’ orders to give the best service you could wish for.

Awarded ‘Gold’ in the Taste of the West, ‘Dining Pub’ category (2019/2020). 

We are very proud to have been given the GOLD Award in the Dining Pub category, as this is the area in which we specialize and, we hope, excel!

Winner of the 2020 Dorset Food Drink and Farming Awards in the category of Best Dining Experience To Go!

Thank you to all of our customers & supporters for nominating us for this category. We are very proud to win this award as the other finalists were of such high quality. 2020 has been a year that no one will forget & it’s been great to be able to offer our Half Moon at Home experience to all.

Proud to have been awarded the AA Covid_19 Confident award for our wonderful pub. We will always prioritise the safety & well being of our customers, our team & our family.

Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!

We’re Good to Go!

Proud to have achieved the Visit England Covid_19 Industry Standard accreditation. We take all things Covid_19 very seriously here & hope that during your stay with us you feel safe & secure.


“We always stop here on our travels to the West Country! This time instead of a main we had a variety of light bites including duck bon bon, crispy chilli beef and dirty fries, all were amazing!” 

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“Ordered food for 9 online and it was delivered to our campsite piping hot, well packed, early and absolutely delicious! What a great service.” 

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“A very atmospheric pub, in a lovely setting. Good menu, best for lunch or evening meal. Staff very friendly and attentive.” 

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“We were extremely impressed by our recent Sunday lunch delivery. Not only was the food excellent, but the whole ordering and delivery process was brilliantly organised. The Half Moon have put together an exceptionally well thought through and well run service at a time when it’s so needed and appreciated. We highly recommend it and will definitely be using the service again.” 

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“The service was exceptional. Very friendly, cheerful and helpful. There are also lots of nice little details in the pub such as local books and card games. I could have stayed all day. We’ll be back for sure.” 

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““Great food and cheerful friendly service! We visited for dinner today (with our puppy who had the best time with lots of fuss and attention – as well as some dog biscuits from the friendly staff). We had a lovely meal – we each had two courses and were absolutely stuffed after the mains, generous portions and very fresh well cooked food.”

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