Fox & Hounds

and Library


Petune waiting for some bar service, but she is not wearing a mask and has not even booked a table


The Fox and Hounds has been vandalised and food stolen this morning. The culprit was caught red ‘pawed’ and was restrained at the scene until authorities came.

The HOUND, whose name is Petune, made the decision to not go on her usual morning walk with the pack and instead took off in the opposite direction heading straight to the Fox and Hounds Inn and entering via the back door.

This was all before 9am on a Monday morning when the pub was briefly unstaffed.

When a member of staff arrived on site, Rebecca Kershaw,  she was met with a scene of utter devastation and a Hound calmly walking on the bar. Rebecca called Liz saying “there’s a Hound in the pub, she’s trashed the place and eaten a whole sticky toffee pudding” Liz instantly entered the premises where she then found the hound flouting COVID regulations by not even wearing a mask and loitering at the bar. The Hound had indeed eaten an entire slab of our delicious home baked sticky toffee along with a few pies, bread and eggs and a whole pack of dog treats. She then entered the bar where she proceeded to smash the glasses with her overly waggy tail.

The authorities took the Hound away soon after and covered her rather hefty bar tab.

Speak to Scott or Liz about using this attractive, comfortable and functional office space to work from
All that is left is the scoreboard in the new airy and well lit eating area with some of the eleven additional tables
The back bar after its makeover
A corner of the new and inviting back bar
Remember this darkish corner, with the television - and now it's an inviting corner for a chat
More seating areas in the back bar



The Fox & Hounds is open again

The latest opening hours are as follows:



             Monday and Tuesday – Closed

            Wednesday to Sunday – Open 12 .00 to 2.30pm


            Monday to Sunday – Open 6.00 to 9.00pm



            Monday and Tuesday – Closed

            Wednesday to Friday lunchtime – 12.00 to 2.30pm

            Wednesday to Friday evening – 6.00pm to 10.00pm

            Saturday and Sunday – 12.00 to 10.00pm



             Takeaways are available whenever the kitchen is open.


Bookings are advisable, on 01300 320444


Hope to see you soon,

Scott and Liz




Originally a medieval longhouse, the Fox and Hounds is a rustic 17th Century Inn, situated in the heart of Cattistock. The ancient beams, large inglenook fireplace and little window seats add to the charm and character.

We aim to serve our local community in the best way possible. Our staff, coupled with the traditional atmosphere give a warm welcome to visitors and tourists alike all year round.

We serve delicious home cooked meals, real local ales, a selection of ciders, and a choice of wines.

We welcome all groups, including coach parties, walkers, cyclists, skittles teas, bell ringers, folk music to name but a few.

We have 3 lovely letting rooms making us an ideal choice for a last minute weekend break, or a great base for a more extended stay allowing you to explore Dorset.

We are an excellent choice for families due to being situated directly opposite an amazing play park, allowing parents to relax on the front terrace whilst children play.

We are a dog friendly pub. There is free wifi, and a car park to the rear.

We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely village and our special pub.

Food is served: 12 noon – 2pm Tuesday – Sunday

7pm – 9pm Monday – Sunday

Bar open until 11pm.

Contact: Liz or Scott Flight

Fox and Hounds Pub

Duck Street,



Tel: 01300 320444




A Library update

First off some great news, Sue Orr has joined the small team that look after the library. Sue’s enthusiasm for the library will be focused on monitoring and changing the books in the Oak Room, so do please contact Sue if you have requests or comments regarding the range of books that are available. Sue’s contact details are below. 

The Cattistock Community library is open and will be available to visit during all the Fox and Hounds’ opening times. For those who have not yet used the library, it can be found in the Oak Room of the pub, a very attractive and functional location.

We have recently added a new collection of novels in the library and we will now be regularly changing the books, particularly the novels, that are available.

 If you are donating books, please do not leave them in the Oak Room, but instead use the contact details below and we will be glad to pick them up.

We would like to receive good quality books, particularly recent novels, children’s books, plus non-fiction and Local interest books. 

And finally, would you be interested in helping out with running the library? It involves some shifting of books and sorting out whether the donated books are used in the library or sold at the village Fete – all in all a very satisfying way to help the village. If you would like to discuss joining us, please contact Peter on 320965, or 07843215067.

Cattistock Community library

Thanks to the generous support of Scott and Liz a new section of the Cattistock Community library has been opened in the Oak Room of the Fox and Hounds.

The books are displayed in three sets of newly painted and labeled bookshelves, which blend in with the very pleasant setting provided by the Oak Room. There is plenty of seating to use when considering what books to borrow, along with the required sanatising gel.

The current range of subject categories consist of Novels, Children’s books, Non-fiction and Local interest books. All borrowing is free and there is no time limit involved for the books, but do please consider other users and take only one or two books at a time.

We hope you continue to enjoy using the Community Library and do please let us know if you have any good quality books that you would like to donate to the library. Please contact Peter Farmer (320965), Simon Goodall (32070) or Sue Orr on (320965) to arrange the collection of your books. Please do not leave any books at the Fox and Hounds.

Many thanks and happy reading.

The Fox & Hounds c1906
Liz serving the customers on a busy Friday evening
Youngsters, plus Dennis, enjoying the children's section of the library
Jim considers a Lee Child novel
A stacked Burger and Chips, with a pint of Cider alongside
A traditional plate of Fish, Chips and Peas
Donna adds the finishing touch to a plate of pie and mash
Donna completes a plate of Steak and Chips, ready to serve
Donna and Jack plating up dishes of Lamb shank and home made pie
A great evening watching Morris dancers outside the Fox & Hounds
Wessex Morris Men outside the Fox & Hounds
A group of Morris dancers prepare for the next dance
Eric pulling a pint
Local customers park their horses