Dinnington Docks - Dinnington

Dinnington Docks

Dinnington Docks, where to start that is the question. I think with the name, it was originally called the Rose and Crown and I think that still may be its official name. But the sign says Dinnington Docks and that is what everyone knows it as. The pub is full of railwayana including a picture of the last train running throught Dinnington. The minor snag is the village has never had a railway or any docks. As far as I can see the nearest navigable waterway was the Chard canal that closed in 1866. Read Wikipedia Entry. So you can see it is a bit different. It stands on Fosse Way and is not the easiest place in the world to find and the road is a bit narrow. But it is well worth the trip. A great pub with a great feel about it and full of character. The regulars are an interesting and friendly crowd. Going in is like putting on on old well loved jacket you feel comfortable straight away.


The regular beer is Butcombe and their are usually two guest beers normally from the west country. They also have Burrow Hill cider on draught.

It is a very popular dining venue with with good value traditional home cooked food.  For this reason it can get very busy and certainly if there more that a couple of you it could be wise to book at table. (01460 52397)

On a summers day you may wish to use the large and attractive garden.


Unfortunately it score very poorly on accessiblity and unless it is a nice day and you can sit in the garden then it is not the place for wheelchair users.


Map Co-ordinates

50 54 52.31 N

02 50 57.03 W