A THATCHED country pub, which is 'all about good food', the Stocks Inn is our Pub of The Week.

Located just outside Wimborne, this 'family-friendly' pub offers an extensive, locally sourced menu with options for everyone.

Resident managers Drex and Sally Sibley have been at the pub for over 18 years and have seen the Stocks grow into a popular hub for the local community.

Drex and Sally said: "We are definitely restaurant-orientated.

"We have some incredibly talented, qualified chefs who cook some delicious food.

"The food tends to be traditional and home-cooked, and we have a lovely selection of specials."

"We source all our meat locally and cook everything fresh in-house, which means we can alter things to suit people."

Once a week, the pub hosts a meat draw with prizes supplied by the local butcher.

The Stocks Inn is a rustic, cosy pub that serves food all day. It has a friendly atmosphere and a loyal customer base.

Drex said: "We are very family-friendly and welcoming. We are all about going the extra mile for our customers.

"We have a great team of staff who are bubbly, friendly and love to help."

Drex and Sally said they host a number of charity events at the Stocks Inn and believe 'it is really important to support local causes.'

Sally said: "We are constantly doing what we can for local charities.

"Over the years, we have raised more than £15,000 for Poole Hospital."

The pub is currently supporting Julia's House, and customers have been contributing to the cause. So far, Julia's House has received £1390 from the charity efforts at the Stocks Inn.

Sally has embarked on her own charity challenge, aiming to swim the length of the English Channel within a month, all in support of Julia's House.

Drex and Sally described their pub as 'very, very dog friendly', even providing fury friends with their very own dog ice cream.

The Stock Inn has its own pub walk, described as a 'peaceful walk-through lanes and fields of Furzehill and the River Allen valley.'

A map is available for the walk inside the pub, which is located at Furzehill, Wimborne Minster BH21 4HT.