The Greyhound Inn - Steam train stop off
The Greyhound Inn at Corfe is a popular pit stop for tourists using the Swanage Railway and visiting the historical ruins of Corfe Castle or simply passing by on the Jurassic Coastal path. If you spot the steam from the train coming into the station you can be sure the Greyhound will soon have another wave of hungry visitors. Booking at peak times is advisable.
I visited for a review last week, it's a 16th century coaching inn nestled in the village of Corfe literally just below the castle ruins, expect dark timber beams, uneven floors, plenty of little cosy nooks, all set in grounds much bigger than you would expect, it's a stunning location - on a nice day ask to sit in the garden, you won't regret it.
The menu had a wide variety of dishes to suit most tastes, the pizzas are a particular favourite with locals and visitors alike all made to order in their pizza oven. In fact, we ordered a pizza for one of our mains and would definitely recommend them.
Portion sizes are generous and represent really good value for money, and beautifully presented. I opted for Thai style crab and cod fish cakes for a starter and the Dorset (Portland) crab stack for my main. My husband chose a scotch egg from the nibbles menu as a starter - he really enjoyed it, take a look at the picture though, it definitely wasn't for nibbling, it was huge.
Thai style fish cakes
Dorset crab stack
It was raining on the day we visited so I have vowed to go back when the summer decides to start and we can sit and eat outside, look at the view and maybe even treat myself to one of the very tempting looking milkshakes. If you plan to visit in the quieter months when covid (hopefully) is a distant memory check out the events page for their popular food themed evenings.
Book on 01929 480205
Gifted review - all opinions are my own.