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!

The Halfway Inn

Covid 19

Keeping you safe

As always, your safety is our highest priority.

We are open 7 days a week Monday to Sunday. Serving food at lunchtimes and evenings Monday to Friday, All day Saturday and from midday until 5pm on Sunday. Drinks available all day.

Tables are still well spaced both in the pub and in our airy garden room. Weather permitting there are still lots of options for outdoor dining.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Ben, Anne & the Halfway Team.


Our Risk Assessment


Fresh food, not fast food

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.

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Private Dining

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.

Our chef will design a menu to suit your special occasion if required.

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Local Attractions

Explore our stunning surroundings

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.

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