I have been a quintessentially loyal regular at The Saxon Inn for 9 years. I can't claim to be less than a tad bias, but I will review this pub for what it is to me, focusing not exclusively on the quality of the food or drink, but on its value to me as a customer and a community asset as well.
As I mentioned, I have been coming here for 9 years, so they must be doing something right! I am not a banal, lazy local. I have standards and expectations of a pub, and this place meets them tenfold.
The Saxon is warm, welcoming and reliable. You are treated as a friend and made to feel at home almost immediately. I cannot fault the care and attention this establishment takes in making you part of its family. I have lost count of the many happy times and celebrated occasions I've spent here, alongside cosy fires and laughing friends. Its a place you can call a home from home, always there for you whenever you need it. Its a rare thing to find a pub thats truly another place you can feel safe and call home, but The Saxon Inn is exactly that.
The Real Ale is well kept, not expensive and changing frequently. The food, for me, has never been anything but fairly priced and more than satisfactory. The rooms are modern and clean. But its the extra mile the owners go to make you feel welcome and content which makes this place truly special.
Perfect for a quiet night out, a family celebration, a good old knees up and always a thoroughly good time.
Places like this are hard to find. Come and visit as a guest, only to return again and again as a welcomed friend.
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- The Saxon Inn Child Okeford, Dorset