A Warm Welcome from your hosts Tom & Georgia!
The 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 that is Marshwood vale.
Please note we get VERY BUSY especially on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays but sometimes mid week also. We therefore very strongly recommend that you book a table in advance of your visit using our online booking system (click the “Book a table” button on the homepage).
Your landlord is Tom Littledyke. Tom is assisted by his lovely partner Georgia Wellman and the wonderful team that keep things moving in the kitchen!
Tom & Georgia took over the Shave Cross Inn on 21st January 2020.
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, 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.
Use the Shave Cross Inn as your starting point to explore the beautiful Dorset, Devon and Somerset coast and countryside, the historic coastal towns and the world-renowned cliffs and beaches of the Jurassic coastline.
Our sister location in Lyme Regis is a cosy 20 seater cinema which serve cocktail and pizzas. Please visit the cinema site to see more, located here.
The lively market town of Bridport is just 4 miles southeast, offering a variety of bustling markets, including weekly artisan and country markets, monthly farmers’ and vintage markets and a seasonal market at West Bay.
The fossil hunter’s paradise of Charmouth Beach lies 4 miles southwest, home to Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Take guided walks along the coastline with geologists to explore the foreshore and find your very own piece of Jurassic history. If shopping and quaint harbours are more your style, visit the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis, just 6 miles distant. With its busy harbour, RNLI station, sandy beaches and independent shops, there’s lots to offer the tourist.