Welcome to


Cerne Abbas

"The place to meet, eat and drink"

Cerne Abbas nestles in the Cerne Valley in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  At the heart of the village you will find the Giant Inn, a former coaching house built to offer hospitality and shelter to the pilgrims visiting nearby Cerne Abbey.  The Inn has undergone a number of changes over the centuries, not least a devastating fire in 1898 which razed the original building, with the exception of the 15th Century fireplace which we still use today. 

Following a recent refurbishment, the Giant Inn now offers the finest food and drink in modern, comfortable surroundings.  All our meals are cooked to order using fresh ingredients, sourced from local suppliers.  We also offer a full range of real ales, again supplied by local brewers, including a variety of ales from the Cerne Abbas Brewery.

To the rear of the inn, we have a landscaped terraced garden, a real oasis in the summer where you can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this unique village.  If you are feeling more boisterous, the garden also houses a traditional skittle alley, a popular destination for our rapidly expanding skittle league.  The inn also plays host to a wide variety of special events ranging from the Giant Beer Festival, to quiz nights and music nights.

The Inn is a magnet to locals, walkers, holiday makers and business men alike, who appreciate the best in Dorset hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment.  At busy times, it is advisable to book a table in advance, so call us on 01300 341441

24 Long Street
Cerne Abbas
Telephone: 01300 341441

Opening Hours
Week days (except monday) 12 - 2.30pm
Evenings 6.00-11.00pm
Saturday 12 - 11.00pm
Sunday 12 - 9.00PM
Food served daily (except Monday)
12 - 2.15PM
6.00 - 9.00PM
Sunday 12 - 2.30PM

Email: info@TheGiantInnCerneAbbas.co.uk