Please be aware that we are operating a queue & 1 way flow system through the pub to ensure safe social distancing. Hand sanitiser points are placed throughout the bar area. We have limited inside tables available for food service, there is no seating at the bar counter. We are now serving food throughout the pub or for takeaway, pre-ordering over the phone recommended. The pool table is available with strict rules for use, including the use of gloves.

We will have a limited capacity within the bar area to maintain a safe social distance.

Please note changes to our operating hours...

We are offering the 'Eat out to help out' scheme on Tuesday's & Wednesday's.


The Baker Arms is a quintessential Dorset pub located in Child Okeford. The pub dates back to circa 1770 and is perfectly situated at the foot of Hambledon hill, an ancient hill fort in the heart of the countryside, perfect for walking & exploring.

Sit in front of our log burner in the winter, or enjoy our Beer Garden in the summer. We serve hand pulled local ales, wines & continental lagers.

We serve a freshly prepared, regularly changing menu with an emphasis on comfort food. All our food is cooked to order from our small kitchen (with only 1 chef). We have a small capacity in our bar, so highly recommend booking a table.


We can also cater for small Lunch or Dinner gatherings of up to 15 people (pre-orders required).

If you need a buffet for a larger event - Birthday, Christening or wake, we can cater. We also offer outside catering. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

A few steps from the pub is Daisy Cottage. Our Self catering cottage is your 'Home away from Home' and is perfect for a business stay over, weekend break, for couples or families. We are dog friendly throughout the Pub & Cottage.

   James & Desi



The Cross, Child Okeford

Blandford Forum,  DT11 8ED


12-9 Monday

12-11 Tuesday to Thursday 

12-11 Friday & Saturday

12-9 Sunday

For food service times, please see menu.

Cured Salmon, pickled Cucumber