Child Okeford Shops and Pubs
We are proud of our local shops and pubs and 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
UPDATED 21st April 2020
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.
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
Monday – Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm
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.
The Baker Arms
This quintessential Dorset pub has been managed by James and Desi Hutchings since December 2017.
A freshly prepared, regularly changing menu with an emphasis on comfort food is served. All the food is homemade & cooked to order. Booking is recommended.
Sit in front of the log burner in the winter, or enjoy the Beer Garden in the summer. Hand pulled local ales, wines & continental lagers are all served. A pool table is also available. The pub is dog friendly.
The Baker’s also has a one bed self-catering cottage, ‘Daisy Cottage’, for your weekends away to a country retreat. Please look at the web site link below, for full information, sample menu & images.
Entry updated 23/07/2020
The Saxon Inn
Emma and Craig welcome you to the Saxon Inn. We offer a wide range of freshly cooked dishes, from pub classics and light bites, to more adventurous dishes on our ever changing specials board. We are passionate about using local, seasonal produce and have close relationships with our suppliers ensuring the highest quality. In the summer months you can enjoy al fresco dining in our large secluded pub garden and covered terrace. In the colder months why not relax by the open fire in our cosy bar.
We also have three B&B rooms available upstairs.
Telephone No: 01258 860310
Monday to Friday 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm (food served 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Saturday 12pm to 11pm (food served 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Sunday 12pm to 11pm (food served 12pm to 7pm)
Last updated 21/08/2020
Gold Hill Organic Farm
Proprietors: Andrew and Sara Cross
Email address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10am – 6pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm.
Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop stocks a wide range of farm-grown organic vegetables and locally sourced organic fruit, meat, grocery products and homewares. 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 Ivy House Farm, an organic Jersey dairy based in Beckington, and our bread is delivered each morning fresh from the award-winning Famous Hedgehog Bakery in Long Crichel.
If it’s brilliantly made and not too far away, it’s waiting for you at Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop.
James McCall – cheese made in Dorset.
Tel: 07703 277894
Email: [email protected]
Proprietor: John Harbour
Telephone: 01258 861325
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Tuesday-Friday 9.00am -5pm.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
We stock a large variety of Perennials , shrubs, trees, fruit trees , hedging , herbs etc. All at reasonable prices. Specialties , Hellebores , Roses and Delphiniums.
In the Spring we have a good selection of bedding and hanging baskets and Christmas trees are available in December.
We also sell various types of compost from Multi Purpose , Seed and Cutting ,Mushroom, Horse, Topsoil, Eco Mulch , Strulch and Bark etc.
We also sell a few small terracotta pots and obelisks etc.when available.
We are closed during January.
Page updated 21/08/2020