Trina and Boycey welcome you to the Old Ox Inn

A traditional pub at the foot of Hambledon Hill

The Old Ox Inn offers a warm welcome, real ales, a range of wines and fresh home cooked food at good prices. Trina and Boycey have worked in the hospitality trade for many years prior to running the Old Ox Inn where they now offer exciting bar and restaurant menus, regularly changing real ales and an extensive wine list.

News from the Ox

Outside Kiosk open selected Summer dates

Serving jacket potatoes, cream teas, ice creams & snacks during good weather.

North Dorset Trailway pub access now re-open

The North Dorset Trailway is a walking, cycling & riding route through the Blackmore Vale.

Dates for your diary

  • Ox Fun Day

    Saturday 10th August

  • Ska Night

    Saturday 24th August

Regular events

  • Open Mic Night

    Saturday 10th August
    Please note: still going ahead

  • Trina's Fun Quiz

    Sunday 25th August

See our Events page for more details of regular and seasonal events.

Nestling at the foot of Hambledon Hill, the Old Ox Inn Shillingstone is a haven for walkers and ramblers.

Access to the Trailways is just 500 yards from the pub garden and there are wonderful walks and excellent bike rides all around us.

Inside there is an inviting bar and separate restaurant where you can enjoy traditional pub favourites and special dishes of the day.

Outside is a large beer garden in an exceptional setting where you can take in the fresh air and superb views of Hambledon Hill.

Throughout the year we offer a varied programme of events for you to enjoy.

Come and join us for themed food nights, live music, karaoke, open mic nights and quizzes.

We show major sporting events, like the Six Nations Rugby, in the pub and there is a skittle alley and several skittle teams.

So plenty for you to enjoy and the pub and skittle alley can be booked for private functions too. Please phone 01258 860055 for details.

The Old Ox aims to be a focal point for village life throughout the year, as well as a welcoming venue for seasonal visitors. So please let us know if there are any events you would like to see happening here at the Old Ox.

We look forward to seeing you soon.