There used to be more but the main pub in the valley is now The Thimble Inn, down the valley road close to Piddlehinton. There are hopes that both The Poachers Inn and The Piddle Inn could reopen at some stage but no one is hold their breath.
In the hamlet of Plush, a pleasant walk over the hill, there is The Brace of Pheasants (one of The Good Pub Guide Top 10 Country Pubs).
Over the hill to the west in Cerne Abbas there are three pubs: The Royal Oak, The Giant Inn and The New Inn. The last was once named as Dorset Dining Pub of the Year. It has excellent food but is not cheap!
Sadly the village shop has recently closed but up the valley, in Buckland Newton, the Old Chapel Stores are conveniently open on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. They stock an excellent range of local produce.
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 Lidl.