A Warm Welcome from your host Tom!
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.
COVID19 Update: Please note that currently we have seven tables available inside the pub and a marque with tables under cover in our garden for drinking and dining. We are extremely busy currently so please do call and book a table if you would like to visit us.
Your landlord is Tom Littledyke who took over the Shave Cross Inn on 21st January 2020.
Tom is assisted by his lovely partner Georgia Wellman and the wonderful team that keep things moving in the kitchen!
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 and great local ales.
Our menu’s move with the seasons and exploit the rich diversity of seafood, meat, vegetables and fruits that Dorset has to offer.
Don’t forget to top off your meal with one of our seasonal desserts and one of our delightful speciality coffees.
All dietary requirements are considered in the design of the menus, but please advise us when making a booking o f any special needs and we will be pleased to work with you. Shave Cross Sunday lunches like the pub are traditional where a single local meat is chosen each week and celebrated in full, cooked in different ways within the roast dinner and served with all the traditional accompaniments. Always offering a vegetarian and seafood choice as well.