Chaldon Herring

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Visitors Information

Sailor's Update

The Sailor’s Return will open from September 3rd. Initially 5 evenings a week, Tuesday to Saturday.

Our restaurant is open with limited covers and a reduced menu, reflecting local fresh produce. We can take bookings of up to 5 people. Unfortunately for now, we are unable to take bookings wishing to bring dogs or prams and we are unable to offer a children's menu. Booking is essential.

We have redesigned our bar area too, to make it as safe and as spaced as possible. As standing at the bar and meeting in larger groups is not allowed, you will find more of a comfortable lounge atmosphere now, with table service. We will take bookings in the bar for drinks, where possible, to guarantee you can plan to enjoy a drink. We have tables for up to 4 people.

If you are planning to stay in the immediate area in one of the lovely holiday cottages, we would like to make all of our safe services available to you.
We are offering groceries and beer for delivery, along with Haddock & Chips for takeaway if you wish to eat at home.

If you would like your groceries or beer delivered to your door on your arrival date, this can be arranged, to insure an easy and safe service for you.

Please do email us ahead of your stay and we will send you a current grocery list.

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Thanks for your understanding and support!


Nestled in the tranquil village of Chaldon Herring, Dorset. The Sailor's Return is a traditional thatched country pub full of little characterful nooks and crannys for you to relax in.


We aim to source our produce as locally as possible. Our fish and shellfish comes fresh from Samways of Bridport and Seafresh of Poole. We are able to source top quality, often Dorset reared meat through our butcher, B Curtis of Wareham. 

We do offer a good range of vegetarian options and we always try and cater for most dietary requirements. 



You will always find a good range of ales on the bar, the majority from local breweries such as: Palmers of Bridport, Cerne Abbas Ales, Otter and Flack Manor.

We support 2 local independent merchants, Christopher Piper Wines of Ottery St Mary and Morrish & Banham of Dorchester. 

Having 15 wines available by the glass and many more by the bottle we will try and match the perfect wine to your food.



The Sailors Return Pub
Chaldon Herring