A Warm Welcome

Shave Cross Inn is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Marshwood Vale, West Dorset, just under 4 miles (as the Pterodactyl flies) from the beauty of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Sitting at the crossroads of Shave Cross hamlet, the Inn lies right at the heart of the rural community.

The thatched Grade 2 listed flintstone building has origins dating back to the 14th century. Think of flagstone floors cracked with 700 years of wear and tear, roaring open fires, daily chalkboard menus, friendly welcoming hosts, and that’s Shave Cross Inn. With its quintessentially English beer garden, it offers wayfarers – and their canine companions – a welcome rest under twining violet wisteria racemes, with scattered rustic picnic tables, a traditional cobbled courtyard, a classic cottage garden and flower-laden terracotta pots.

Since the reign of Edward III there has been an Inn at the crossroads at Shave Cross. Once a stopping place for pilgrims on the way to St Wite’s Shrine in Whitchurch Canonicorum, it’s now home to The Shave Cross Inn, serving locally sourced produce with fine accommodation and full of rustic charm.