A freehouse pub in rural Dorset with five acres of gardens, skittle alley, crazy golf, pygmy goats, playbus, camping, glamping and shepherd huts! Family owned and run by Simon & Sarah, the Gaggle is a perfect destination for families, walkers and those looking for somewhere special.
Winner of the 2023 Great British Pub Awards for Best Pub Garden and in the final six for Best Pub for Families!
The pub and shepherd huts are open for bookings - check availability, prices & book via the Stay section. Bookings for camping & glamping in 2024 are likely to open from this November.
Key dates are in our Events section. Latest news on our Facebook page.
Our food is made in-house by Simon & our Chef Team. Using locally sourced produce, our menu focuses on pub classics and is printed daily. Sensibly priced so you can eat with us regularly; example menu below. Also pick from our bar snacks board & lunchtime sandwiches. Dine alfresco from our garden wood-fired airstream oven typically on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
With approx 5 acres of gardens, we have set aside a field for wild flowers and camping. We offer a choice of three Shepherd Huts, furnished Bell Tents and space for those with tents or camper-vans. A beautiful, peaceful location; contact us if you would like to stay.
We aim for our pub to be welcoming to everyone. Our Play Bus, crazy golf, friendly pygmy goats and free activity packs will keep the kids happy whilst you enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.
A perfect location to celebrate your special occasion. From anniversaries to weddings, birthdays to kids parties; the Gaggle can offer versatile space inside and out.
Get on down to the pub for a drink and a bite to eat!
Buckland Newton, Dorset DT2 7BS
Our current opening hours are typically as follows:
Monday & Tuesdays - closed.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11.30am - 11pm. Food to 2.30pm & 5pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11.30am - 11pm. Food served til 2.30pm and then 5pm to 9pm
Sunday: midday - 7pm. Food served til 6pm