Welcome to The Old Inn in Holton

A warm welcome awaits you at this 400 year old Inn, located just a mile from Wincanton in the picturesque village of Holton. Just minutes off the A303, it’s easily accessible from Sherborne, Bruton, and surrounding villages.

We are a family-friendly Pub and Restaurant serving great food – locally sourced where possible and freshly prepared in our kitchen. Our pub has a great selection of refreshments and bar snacks.

Find us at:

The Old Inn
Nr. Wincanton BA9 8AR

Book a table: call 01963 33221

Or Email: theoldinnholton@gmail.com

We have made a few changes to how we are operating during social distancing measures are in place.

One way system for moving through the restaurant 

Hand sanitiser stations in place

We look forward ot welcoming you at The Old Inn


A beautiful flag stone floor, roaring fire on the cold days, leather banquettes makes this 400 year old coaching inn a great place to enjoy a refreshment with friends & family.

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Our restaurant

We serve food in the restaurant dining room as well as the pub area. Sourcing the best local produce and  expertly cooking it fresh to order is why we are an award winning dining pub in Blackmore Vale.

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Our Rooms

Sleep in comfort in our beautiful pods that sit in our garden behind the restaurant. The perfect place to stay when visiting Holton, Wincanton.

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Award Winning

We were delighted to scoop 3 of the top prizes at The Blackmore Vale Taste awards 2019. It’s a huge achievement for the team and goes to show all of our hard work is paying off. We won:

Best Pub

Best Restaurant or Dining Pub

Food or Drink Business of the Year

We also picked up a gold award for ‘Dining Pub’ with Taste of the West

Head Chef Phil Kent

“My role as Head Chef, is to continually come up with new inspirational seasonal dishes, sourcing the very best seasonal ingredients available to me. I’m passionate about offering quality with a touch of uniqueness.”

Phil Kent started his kitchen experience at the Royal Crescent Hotel Bath, landing the role of commi chef. This is where he was fortunate to work alongside head chef Luke Richard, absorbing culinary skills, attitude to work and gastronomic inspiration. This first role, confirmed he was on the right career path! From here Phil moved to The Bath Arms, Longleat securing the title of sous chef, before arriving in Stamford 2011. Then made head chef at The William Cecil Hotel & The Bull & Swan.

Phil is constantly bringing new ideas to the table – in both senses of the word! He believes that each dish must be well presented but also full of flavour. In doing this he always makes sure that he uses as much local produce as possible.


Mon : Closed
Tue-Fri : 11:30 - 3 / 5:30 - 10pm
Sat: 11:30 - 10:30pm
Sun: 12:00 - 3:00pm



Mon : Closed
Tue-Fri : 12 - 2:30 / 5 - 9pm
Sat: 11:30 - 3pm / 5 - 9pm
Sun: 11:30 - 6:00pm