Posted: Friday 21 September 2018
Lunch at The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton
- Wednesday 15th August -
It was yet another lovely sunny day as our group of 23 set off for the relatively short trip to our lunch venue, The Thimble Inn at Piddlehinton.
The Thimble Inn is a historic thatched 18th century pub located in Piddlehinton (population just over 400), the pub has two beautiful gardens with streams, wooded corpse, bridges and views across the Piddle Valley. Piddlehinton is about 5 miles north of Dorchester.
Upon our arrival at the pub everyone ordered a drink at the bar before taking their seats at two large reserved tables set up specifically for the group (next to one another). This arrangement worked well, as it allowed everyone to mingle and socialise together.
Before too long the food orders starting arriving. Owing to the number of people attending the lunch, everyone selected their food choices in advance and these were supplied to the pub a couple of days before the lunch as all the food is cooked to order.
The various baguettes, and battered cod proved popular choices for the main course, although the baguettes were substantial, and Eton Mess was definitely a favourite for dessert! After a lovely lunch and a chance to catch up, some of the group took the opportunity to have a walk around the pub’s gardens and to explore some of the village.
All too soon it was mid-afternoon, and time to board our coach for the trip back to various Poole and Bournemouth drop off points.
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