Shops and Pubs

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]

All opening times are as supplied to us by the business concerned. They may vary from the actual opening times which should always be checked with the business.

The Child Okeford Village Shop and Post Office.



Telephone Number 01258 861445

Opening Hours:

From 11th January 2022 ….

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 6.30pm (NOT Closed Lunch Times)

Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 8.30am – 4 pm

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 5.00pm

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 11/01/2022]

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 05/11/2020

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

Opening Hours.

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 05/11/2020

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 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.

Updated 19/8/2020

James’s Cheese

James McCall – cheese made in Dorset.

Tel: 07703 277894


Email: [email protected]



Proprietor: John Harbour

Telephone: 01258 861325

Opening Hours:

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




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