For such a small market town we are fortunate to have some really good restaurants and pubs.
The nearest to Cumberland House is The Green, just across the road.
The owner and chef is Russian, but I would call the cuisine modern European. Is ie very good with an equally good wine list. There is also a table d’hote, which because I eat there fairly often, I find this doesn’t change often enough. A small complaint, but the food is delicious.
A newly opened restaurant is The Plume of Feathers, almost opposite the Abbey. The owner is a very good chef and this restaurant specialises in small Italian plates for sharing. However, I won’t share the herb risotto. It is divine. Gentle and tasty at the same time.
The same proprietor also owns The Rose and Crown, in Trent. A small village about 4-5 miles from Sherborne. It is also a nice setting to eat outside on a warm day.
In Digby Road there is Tamborino Gold, an Italian restaurant. It is usually busy because the food is so good. A good choice of pasta, risotto’s and many good meat and fish dishes.
Across the road, and down a narrow side turning is The Digby Tap, a very popular pub serving the most amazingly prices, tasty lunches. They are welknown for their speciality beers. It is small but just right!
Last , but not least is the Rajpoot. An Indian restaurant near the Abbey. It has been a source of good Indian cooking for many years. The standard had not diminished.