Situated in the idyllic village of Sydling St Nicholas, The Greyhound is a cosy establishment in the depths of the rolling hills of Dorset, serving traditional pub food, a variety of specials and delicious Sunday roasts. Our bar is equally well stocked, we have three beers on draught, and, being a free house, we have the opportunity to support some of the local breweries and try their amazing seasonal ales. We boast a generous and very well priced wine list, also, for the adventurous, we have a variety of interesting tipples from around the world, should one fancy experiencing something different.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, the pub is very well positioned for many of Dorset's attractions. The surrounding hills lie within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, moreover, within the Cerne and Sydling Downs Special Area of Conservation are two parts of the three-part Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve. Flowing through the village is Sydling Water, the picture perfect chalkstream which occasionally reveals the glimmer of small fish and beautiful aquatic plants.
Being in Thomas Hardy country, the parish church was used as a location in the 1967 film adaptation of Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, in a scene that involved water pouring from one of the church's gargoyles onto the grave of Fanny Robin.
Stay in one of our six rooms to immerse yourself fully in Dorset's famously calm and fresh surroundings, and being in the country side, do not let your four-legged friends miss out either; a few of our rooms, similarly to the pub, are paw-friendly.
For a delicious meal or a cosy getaway, do get in touch via telephone: 01300341303, or email: [email protected]