Fox & Hounds

and Library


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 opening again


At last, we can share some positive news about opening the Fox & Hounds.

On Monday the 12th April the Fox and Hounds will reopen between 6pm and 9pm. This will be the bar only, not the kitchen, and will be the Outside Bar only (not inside) so please access via the archway into the pub carpark (and wrap up warm!).

We wanted to open the first day we are allowed so we can finally see our friends and thank all our ‘locals’ for their ongoing support. We also have lots of new residents who have moved to Cattistock who we can’t wait to meet properly.

Going forward, for the next few weeks we will only be open on Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6pm with food being served 12 – 5pm. 

This arrangement is entirely weather dependant, so:

  • If it rains, we will be closed.
  • If it gets really warm, we may stay open later.

Please bear with us during this return of the Fox & Hounds, whilst we can only serve outside its going to be a bit tricky so please be patient and bring extra layers.


Do we need to provide proof of vaccination? NO

Do we need to do Track and Trace? YES. We have to legally ask each of you to do the NHS track and trace or register with us    when you arrive. This is anyone aged 16 or over.

 Do we have to have a meal or can we just come for a drink? You can just come for a drink, no ‘substantial meal’ is needed !

Can I come with friends? Groups of up to six people from different households can arrive, or larger groups from a maximum of 2 households. This number includes babies and children.

How long can I stay for food and drink?  We hate putting rules and time limits on things so please just be considerate to us and other customers. If you have finished eating and drinking, we would be grateful if you could vacate the table as our space is limited.   

Can I visit the loo?  Our toilets will be accessible, but we will need you to wear a mask when inside the pub.

Do I have to wear a mask? Customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when entering and moving around the   pub, these may be removed when seated.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Scott and Liz

The link to the Palmers TRACK AND TRACE facility is here and it is actually really good.  QRCodes will be provided in the pub for people to use with smart phones but Liz plans to have her MAC on the bar to log people in who don’t have this facility.




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





Oak Room 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 two sets of newly painted and labeled bookshelves, which blend in with the very pleasant setting provided by the Oak Room. A third set of bookshelves is also being prepared. There is plenty of seating to use when considering which 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 Chris Bond (07812 544242) to collect 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
Ed, the organiser of the Cattistock Flower Show, completes cards for the Prize Winners
A very tall Phil presents the Trophy, including its base, to Dave for Best Flowers
Phil presents Eric with the Best Vegetables Trophy, this year shared with Tim
 Liz receives this year's Flower Show Photography Trophy
Plenty of tomatoes entered in the 2019 Cattistock Flower Show
Phil and Patrick, enthusiastic tasters of the home made wines
A few of the many entries for the 2019 Cattistock Flower Show
 Neil delivers a box of produce and Marcus admires the huge onion
Phil in the process of persuading a customer they can improve their bid
The Children's Class for the 2019 Cattistock Flower Show
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