Shops and Pubs

Child Okeford Shops and Pubs

We promote local retailers within the village. At the moment we do not advertise retailers outside of the village. To advertise your business on this list please contact us at [email protected]

The Child Okeford Stores and Post Office.

The Cross Stores   

                                                                             A reminder of happier times for the country.

The Cross Stores

UPDATED  21st April 2020

To anyone who may come into contact, even indirectly, with COVID 19. We really want to help you .

Please email me at [email protected]  or phone on 01258 860279 to place your orders. We shall try and get these to you as soon after they are placed as possible.

We are trying to do everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading into the village, and as a communal area, the shop is an obvious area of risk. We have limited the number of customers in the shop at any one time to three in order to maintain social distancing.

I wonder if I could please ask you not to actually visit the shop to collect your order, or if you do need to visit urgently, then please call us from the double gates and let us bring the goods to you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Andrew Stevenson-Hamilton

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 7pm (NOT Closed Lunch Times)

Saturday: 8 am – 6pm

Sunday: 8.30am – 16.00pm [Summer opening]

Facilities Include: Fresh Veg and Fruit, Newspapers & Magazines, Fresh Bread, Pies etc (known for our cornish pasties & organic bread), Fresh Sandwiches & Rolls made daily, Frozen Foods, Ice Cream, Fresh Flowers and Plants, Groceries with speciality items, Off Licence, Coal and Logs.

Come in and browse for seasonal gifts including a large range of greetings cards, office stationery, toys, confectionery, Jars of Sweets and boxes of chocolates. Fresh milk, biscuits, Tea and Coffee can also be purchased..

All day breakfast, light lunches including jacket potatoes & soup, morning coffee and afternoon tea, homemade cakes, scones & teacakes, take away and children & adult lunchboxes.

Where possible, all local suppliers are used.

The Post Office      

The Post Office is located inside the village shop on the High Street.

Proprietor: Andrew Stevenson -Hamilton

Telephone No: 01258 863495

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday Closed

Post Office services include: • Car Tax, Car & Home Insurance • On Demand Bureau for Euros • Pre-order on other foreign currency (0% commission to over 70 countries) • Travel Insurance • Personal Banking – with all the major banks.

Bill Payments, including BT, Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax and Argos. There is no charge for payments through the Post Office • Mobile Top Up; UK & International Phone Cards • Post Office Credit Card (0% commission when used abroad) • Gift Vouchers (ideal for Birthdays & Christmas) and Travel Cards (currency on a secure card).

Entry updated 02/05/2020

Both pubs in the village are open for takeaway food and drink. Please see the post on the home page where their menus can be found.

The Baker Arms

This quintessential Dorset pub is now under new the management of James and Desi Hutchings.

It has a new atmosphere, with a lovely new menu. All the food is prduced fresh and home made, even the ice cream.

It also has the newly renovated one bed Daisy Cottage, for your weekends away to a country retreat.Please look at the web site link  below, for full information and menus.

Entry updated 18/01/20

The Saxon Inn

Emma and Craig greet their guests with cosy log fires, a warm rustic atmosphere and traditional, wholesome food every time they visit. Come and experience a proper Dorset pub that takes time to cater for all the little things that make that special difference. Upstairs you will find four En-suite Bed and Breakfast rooms which have been affectionately brought to life. Outside you can take in the air with our ‘Alfresco’ seating and dining area, following on to a large, secluded beer garden. A selection of Real Ale and Wines also compliment a varied specials board.


Telephone No: 01258 860310

Opening hours: 12 noon –3.00pm (Food till 2.30pm  each day except Tuesday Lunchtime) 6pm – 11pm (Food till 9.00pm)

Last updated 04/03/20

Gold Hill Organic Farm

Proprietors: Andrew and Sara Cross

Telephone: 01258 861916

Email address: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10am – 6pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop stocks a wide range of home-grown organic vegetables, fruit, meat and grocery products.

Picked from the fields each morning, our vegetables are bursting with flavour and nutrition – discover the delights of eating seasonal organic produce, fresh from plot to plate.

The farm is certified organic by the Soil Association, so we use no artificial fertilisers or pesticides – our veg is simply grown, simply harvested, and simply brilliant.

You’ll find the best local artisanal products that North Dorset has to offer at Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop, from James’ Cheese, matured right here at the farm, to A Jar Of jams and chutneys made in Sturminster, to organic chicken from Hazelbury Bryan and Organic beef from Margaret Marsh.

Our milk comes direct from the organic Wilcox Dairy in Mere, and our bread is freshly delivered each morning from the award-winning Leakers Bakery in Bridport.

If it’s brilliantly made and not too far away, it’s waiting for you at Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop.

Updated 19/8/18

James’s Cheese

James McCall – cheese made in Dorset.

Tel: 07703 277894


Email: [email protected]

Oasis Plant Centre

Proprietor: John Harbour                                                                

Telephone: 01258 861325

Opening Hours: Monday -Friday 9.00am -5pm.  Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.

Products include: Large variety of Shrubs, and Perennials, together with a good selection of Bedding plants. Hellebores, Roses, and Pot Plants.

In the Summer we have a good selection of Hanging Baskets , Geraniums, Petunias, and Begonias, to name but a few.  We also sell Potting Compost etc.

During the Christmas season we also sell Christmas Trees.

Updated 19/8/18


Page updated 07/04/2020




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