West Dorset CAMRA 2022 “Pub Garden of the Year” award

Earlier this month we were finally able to present The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton, near Dorchester with their prestigious West Dorset CAMRA 2022 “Pub Garden of the Year” award.

The garden is surrounded by low level border walls with seasonal flowers planted along the trough style raised bed. New benching and tables allow customers to relax beside the tranquil flowing River Piddle, or they may choose to sit in the opposite garden which has been reclaimed and illuminated. There is a covered area that is used if musicians are performing outside in the summer months or a smaller patio area by the side of the pub. The judges were impressed by the way the small garden was lovingly maintained and kept clean.

The pub sells a selection of Palmers Brewery beers and is very popular with diners; the perfect pub garden for a meal and a pint or two!

Pictured are Emma-Jayne Sweeting of The Thimble Inn and Bruce Mead, the branch chair of West Dorset CAMRA.

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