Situated in stunning heathland at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, the Halfway Inn is the meet point between the historic market town of Wareham, and William the Conqueror’s Corfe Castle. The Halfway Inn is well known for its warm, dog-friendly hospitality and quality fresh food offer.
The pub itself dates back to the 16th century and was originally used as a thatched-roof-farmhouse. Several original features remain including wattle and daub walls and flagstone floors. The Halfway continues to ooze character with log burning fires, a spacious garden room and traditional Dorset ales on tap. This rural gem must be visited to truly be appreciated – we warmly welcome you!
As always, your safety is our highest priority.
Fron 12th April we will be opening our outside areas only in a covid secure way in accordance with the Government roadmap.
We will be serving food and drink all day every day from 12noon.
There will be an open sided marquee to provide some shelter in case of inclement weather, but not all tables will be covered.
We are now accepting online bookings only for tables of up to 6 people.
We cannot wait to welcome you back!
Ben, Anne & the Halfway Team.
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We pride ourselves on serving quality food, cooked fresh to order. Relax and unwind whilst enjoying your favourite dish from our delicious menu or daily-changing specials board. We’ve got everything covered from lunch to dinner and of course on Sundays, mouth-watering roasts with all the trimmings.Find out more
Whether you want to host a private party, a business meeting or a reunion or meet up, we have the perfect space for you. Our beautiful, bright new Garden Room can be booked for private dining.
Please be aware that social distancing applies and groups of more than 6 will be sat on separate tables - although this can be in one area if there is availability.Find out more
During your visit to the Halfway Inn, explore the multitude of beautiful, local rural attractions that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer, including Corfe Castle, The Blue Pool, Studland Nature Reserve and the Jurassic Coast.Find out more
Would definitely recommend!!!! I booked a table for Sunday lunch, for our party of 5, following the reviews on Trip Advisor…The Halfway Inn did not disappoint. The service from entering the pub/restaurant was impeccable, the staff were attentive without being over the top, and were informative about the menu. The quality of the food was excellent.943LisaH943 on TripAdvisor
Often pass this pub and have eaten here only once before, today we popped in with the family on our way back from Swanage. So glad we did, had a lovely meal. There are plenty of options including children’s dishes…When our food arrived, we were impressed with the presentation and generous portions….the food was delicious and we will definitely return. On a warm sunny day, there’s lots of seating outside and a play area for young children.Aggie1972 on TripAdvisor
I visited monkey world with my family (3 children 3 adults). After a wonderful day we decided we would like dinner out...just passing, we popped into the Halfway Inn, the staff were lovely. Look forward to going back again.Nicola C on TripAdvisor