Situated in stunning heathland at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, the Halfway Inn is brimming with history and character. Find out more about our history and community initiatives below.

Our History

Constructed of cob and purpose built as a thatched-roof-farmhouse, the Halfway Inn is believed to date back to the 16th Century. Several original features remain including wattle and daub walls and flagstone floors. In 1859 the building was recorded as the Hixlade Head Inn and later in 1896 as the Halfway House, under agreement with Strong and Co. Brewery Ltd. Independent family brewers, Hall and Woodhouse, purchased the property in 1997. It remains part of the Hall and Woodhouse family today, independently run by experienced Business Partners Ben & Anne Brown.

We Support Britsh Forces and Emergency Services Personnel

We are proud to offer 10% off food and drink every day of the week to our guests who show a work ID or registered discount card for the NHS, Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Please inform our team on arrival or when booking to ensure the discount is applied. The discount applies to your whole party if the payment is made as one.

Re-Opening Soon!

From 12th April we will be opening our outside areas in accordance with the Government roadmap. There will be some shelter from an open sided marquee but not all tables will be covered.

Social distancing and table service only will still apply in our covid secure environment and our menu may be a little smaller than usual. Food (and drinks) served all day from 12noon.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!