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  • 23 High Street, 
  • Shaftesbury, 
  • Dorset, 
  • SP7 8JE
01747 853002
Opening Hours:
11:00 - 23:00
Food Service Times:
12:00 - 15:00 - 18:00 - 21:00
Welcome to The Mitre

Nestled in the heart of the high street of the picturesque Market town of Shaftesbury in Dorset sits the charming Mitre. Exceptional views from our covered tiered terrace overlooking Melbury Hill and across the Blackmore Vale.

Food & Drink

We are proud of our British seasonal dishes and memorable Sunday Roasts here at The Mitre. Perfectly paired with a nice pint, glass of wine or one of our bespoke cocktails. Or maybe your prefer a quintessential Dorset Cream Tea with pot of Birchall Tea.

Welcome to The Mitre

Jana and the team welcome you to our traditional country pub nestled in the heart of the picturesque Market town of Shaftesbury in Dorset sits the charming Mitre located on the High Street. Locally famous for our covered tiered outdoor terrace with stunning views overlooking Melbury Hill and across the Blackmore Vale. Just a stone’s throw away from the famous Gold hill featured in Ridley Scott’s Hovis advert.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and personal hospitality along with being dog-friendly. Why not come and sample our freshly cooked food in our cosy interior (it’s the best in Shaftesbury!) Peruse our seasonal menu, packed with substantial ‘Best of British’ classic dishes, served alongside a variety of real ales on our pumps and a delicious selection of cocktails and spirits on our back bar.

Our Pub Garden

Enjoy the most breathtaking Dorset countryside views, our tiered terrace is covered with our stretch tent in the winter to provide cover and warmth from the winter elements. Cosy up with a warm fluffy blanket and watch the beautiful sunset from our terrace with the perfect bottle of wine from our extensive list. 


We know how to make delicious cocktails here at The Mitre. So whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or simply joining us for post work drinks, be sure to try some of our incredible cocktails to really get the party started!

Dorset Cream Tea

Enjoy an afternoon well spent as you sample a traditional Dorset Cream Tea overlooking the Blackmore Vale. Is there any better way to unwind?

Dog Friendly

At The Mitre we are completely dog-friendly and have everything to keep tails wagging. Complete with dog beds, dog treats, water bowls, plus a selection of scenic walks in and around the Dorset Countryside there is no need to leave any four-legged friend behind.