There are 3 pubs in the valley: The Poachers Inn is just 2 minutes away and has a swimming pool, The Thimble Inn is down the valley road close to Piddlehinton, and The Piddle Inn (which can be reached along the bridleway) has reopened after a short period of closure in 2014.
In the hamlet of Plush, a pleasant walk away over the hill, there is The Brace of Pheasants (one of The Good Pub Guide Top 10 Country Pubs).
Over the hill in Cerne Abbas there are three pubs: The Royal Oak, The Giant Inn and The New Inn. The last was named as Dorset Dining Pub of the Year (Good Pub Guide 2012). It has excellent food but is not cheap!
The village shop can supply most essentials and a range of local produce. It also functions as a post office and newsagent.
Up the valley, in Buckland Newton, the Old Chapel Stores are more conveniently open on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Over the hill to the west, Cerne Abbas Stores are open until c.8.00 pm and operate a deli, off-licence, video store, post office and grocers.
Dorchester (7 miles south) has the full range of high street shops and supermarkets. On the outskirts there is a Tesco superstore and a recently-opened Lidl.