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Welcome to The True Lovers’ Knot

Closing for Refurb 14 – 25 November

We will be closing the pub for a full refurbishment from:
Monday 14th November re-opening at midday on Friday 25th November. Sorry for any inconvenience.

True Lovers Knot

Set in the heart of Dorset in the idyllic village of Tarrant Keyneston, nestled in the breathtaking Tarrant valley surrounded by stunning open countryside, The True Lovers Knot is a traditional country pub with a twist.  The pub was comprehensively refurbished in 2006, successfully creating an interesting mix of rustic and modern interiors throughout, and offers 4 luxury en-suite rooms and a campsite.

Specialising in gluten-free meals, and using all locally-sourced produce cooked by our team of chefs, our menu offers a choice of delicious lunchtime and evening meals, which can be enjoyed in the relaxed and informal open-plan dining areas or outside in our large garden overlooking the fields beyond. Well-behaved dogs are welcome throughout the pub, and in our b&b rooms by prior arrangement.

Weddings & Events

The romantically-named True Lovers Knot is the ideal venue for your special day.  A traditional English pub with rustic charm and character, and surrounded by stunning Dorset countryside; the True Lovers Knot provides the ideal setting for romantic, intimate wedding celebrations.  With our own Civil Wedding Licence, we specialise in offering a unique, high quality personal service, working closely with you to produce an individual wedding celebration that is absolutely ‘you’.  Our aim is simple – to exceed your expectations and produce a sensational event for you and your loved ones to cherish.

Chris and his team are very experienced in creating unique wedding celebrations tailored to make the day perfect for you.  From the menu to decorations, we can cater for every aspect of your day and can be involved in the preparation as much or as little as you would like us to.

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Specialising in gluten-free options, our menu is a delightful combination of traditional homemade dishes together with more inspired, seasonal dishes to suit the more discerning customers. There is something for everyone.

All our produce is fresh and locally sourced. Our game is from Shapwick just 2 miles away and lamb is from the Blackmore Vale area within 10 miles from us.  Our head chef and the team are committed to producing the highest quality dishes, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients.  You are welcome to speak with our chefs should you have any special dietary requirements as we are able to adapt our dishes to accommodate your requirements.

We are very proud of our individual home-made pies which are to die for!

With a ‘eat all your can’ Sunday carvery, daily offers, fresh specials and a large gluten-free menu (nearly the entire menu), you must come to taste our delicious menu, you won’t be disappointed!

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The True Lovers Knot, situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside, is the perfect place to stay whether you are looking for a family break or a romantic break for two. With 4 luxury en-suite rooms, the name of each room meaning love in a different language, we provide comfortable, relaxing and friendly accommodation to suit your needs.

Our rooms are all furnished to a high standard, fitted with en-suite shower rooms, complimentary toiletries, digital free-view televisions, mini-safes, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities. Double and twin rooms are available.

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Come on down to Dorset and enjoy one of the best and certainly friendliest campsites you will find. Our campsite has undergone complete refurbishment and we now have 8 new hard-standing pitches as well as a new levelled grass area for additional pitches.

Our facilities include:

  • 8 hard-standing pitches and grass pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Campsite Toilet
  • Campsite Shower
  • Full chemical toilet disposal point
  • Campsite water point
  • Campsite refuse point

Our campers are also offered a discount on meals in the pub.

Whether in a caravan, motor home or tent for one night or longer, the True Lovers Knot offers a perfect base for you. Set in the heart of Dorset, we are a great base for exploring nearby sites such as :- Dorchester, Blandford Forum, Wimborne, Salisbury, Poole, and Bournemouth.

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Opening Hours

Bar Times
Mon – Fri12 – 3 & 6 – 11:30pm
Sat – Sun12 – 11:30pm
Kitchen Times
Mon – Fri 12 – 3 & 6 – 9pm
Sat12 – 9pm
Sun12 – 8pm