Langton Arms

Tarrant Monkton, Dorset

01258 830225

An award-winning country pub in the heart of the Dorset countryside

The Langton Arms, Dorset – Our Story

A rich & rewarding history in the local Dorset community

The Langton Arms is a beautiful, multi award-winning 17th century thatched country pub with its own restaurant, function room & private gardens. Nestled in the heart of chocolate box Dorset countryside, it is situated in the pretty village of Tarrant Monkton with six en-suite bedrooms if you fancy staying over. The pub can be found at the heart of the village, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It sits opposite the beautiful All Saints Parish Church which dates back to the 15th century.

Voted Best Country Pub in Dorset 2018 by SME Business Awards, Best Food & Drink Business 2017 at the Taste of Dorset Awards & Best Pub in Dorset by The National Pub & Bar Awards 2016. The Langton Arms was also winner of the prestigious Best Overall Food Business Taste of Dorset Award 2015. The owner and landlady Barbara Cossins was awarded Businesswoman of the Year for Dorset 2016. Here she talks about the pub and what makes it such a special place.

The pub has been owned and run by Barbara for more than 25 years. The Cossins family have been farming in the Tarrant Valley for five generations and have their own Rawstar Herd and raise traditional cattle breeds of Aberdeen Angus and Herefords. This wonderful local meat supplies the pub menu and is also available from the family-run butchery & shop in Tarrant Rawston, offering traditional cuts of meat, poultry, seasonal game and sausages.

The fall and rise of The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

In 2004 a fire ravaged the main thatched building bringing 14 fire engines to put it out and almost completely destroying the whole pub. Barbara and her team worked day and night to rebuild the damaged parts of the building as well as the business itself and opened for its first wedding only a week later. Today, The Langton Arms is stronger than ever and opens its doors seven days a week to water, feed and entertain both locals and vistors from far afield.

Barbara and head chef picking from home grown garden

Beer Garden

Relax and unwind in our beautiful outside spaces. We've a peaceful courtyard, children's paly area and a big sunny beer garden that looks out onto green fields.


Play Area

The Langton Arms is a great place to bring the family, we have a large safe well-equipped play area next to a beautiful country beer garden. A haven for both young and old.

Relax with a drink or a bite to eat while the children wear themselves out having a great time in the play area.

Finding us

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The Langton Arms
Tarrant Monkton 
DT11 8RX

Phone: +44 (0)1258 830225

The Langton Arms is an award-winning thatched country freehouse pub situated in Tarrant Monkton near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Proud to have been owned & managed by the same local family for 26 years, we have something to offer everyone.

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Countryside Alliance Awards Finalist 2016 The National Pub & Bar Awards 2016 Recommended on Trip Advisor Taste of Dorset Awards 2018 - Finalist The Great British Pub Awards 2019

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