Love in the heart of Dorset

In China, it’s known as the Lovers Festival; In India, it has only been celebrated since the arrival of MTV in 1992; and in South Korea, the women give chocolates to the men!  Yes, of course, we are talking about Valentines Day.

And as fast as it arrives after the New Year celebrations, so the thought that goes into letting the person you love know that you love them kicks in.  Whether love is new and exciting or longer lasting and enduring, it doesn’t do to ignore the romantic impulse, because it is always right to show that person how special they are.

And as luck would have it this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so why not whisk your wife/husband/partner/lover off for the weekend to the romantic heart of Dorset.  Here at The Fox at Ansty we would love to help you celebrate that love thang with our special Valentine’s menu, created especially for the two of you.  We’ll talk more about that later.

Our cosy Inn with its beautiful en-suite rooms is just the place to escape from the stresses of daily life whilst you enjoy being exclusively in one another’s company.  The glorious, unspoilt countryside that surrounds us makes this a magical destination for a special treat and she (or he!) will love you all the more for it.

You can contact us by phone or email to book, but hurry because when the rooms are gone, they’re gone!

We promised you our special menu, which is available on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February evenings and here it is:

Valentines Menu

Amuse Bouche:
Naughty little Chocolate love treats from our kitchen

Starters :
Blue Vinney Cheesecake with a Toasted Walnut & Fig Salad
Wild Mushroom and Pink Peppercorn Soup with Artisan Breads
Game Terrine with Sweet Onion Chutney and Melba Toast
Chilli Moules Mariniere with Toasted Baguette

To Follow:
Bucks Fizz Sorbet

Main Course:
Fillet of Salmon with Fruit of the Sea Risotto and a Lemon Butter Sauce
Rump Steak with Homemade Triple Fried Chips, Tempura fried Onion Rings,
Baked Filed Mushroom & a sweet caramalised Onion and Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Pork Loin Wrapped in Spinach and Smoked Pancetta,
with Crushed New Potatoes and a Salted Caramel & Apple Sauce

Pea and Asparagus Ravoli with a Minted Pea Veloute, Rocket and a Parmesan crisp

Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with Colcannon, and a Rich Mushroom and Maderia Sauce

Warm Chocolate Fondant with Dipping Shortbreads and Marshmallow
Baileys Cheesecake with Blackcurrant Sorbet
Rhubarb & Custard Parfait with Rhubarb Compote
Lemon & Raspberry Compote


Please call us on 01258 880328 to book your table.  You can also book accommodation if you would like to stay at the Fox Inn for a romantic weekend or one/two night(s)