Puddletown, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 848228

Situated in the lovely village of Puddletown, The Blue Vinny offers a friendly & warm welcome, a wide range of real ales and spirits and a high-quality & varied menu offering the best of local produce.

We are delighted to be reopening on July 31!

We have two menus available, as well as all of the usual great beers, spirits and soft drinks.

Please note we are currently closed on Monday & Tuesday.

Looking for a great local venue for a special occasion? We can catering for small or large groups no matter what you are celebrating.

Opening Hours

Mon & Tue Closed
Wed & Thu 11am – 3pm / 5pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat Noon – 11pm
Sun Noon – 9pm (food until 4pm)
Booking Recommended at all times

How to Find Us

We are conveniently situated between Dorchester and Bere Regis a few hundred yards from the A35 dual carriageway making us an ideal stop to break up a long journey or easily reached from Poole, Bournemouth, Blandford or Weymouth.

Have a question or would like to make a booking? Get in touch.

If you are bringing a dog and would like to sit inside, then please let us know when making the booking.

The Legend of the Blue Vinny

The word Vinny comes from the old English words vinew or fyne meaning “mould”. Traditionally the farmer’s wife, in small farms around the Dorset countryside, would use the milk from her cows (after skimming the cream) to make her own Blue Vinny.

However, being skimmed, the cheese didn’t “blue” naturally so to encourage the growth of the mould, old horse harnesses would be dipped into the vats or the cheeses would be stored on damp flagstones or even next to mouldy old boots!

So it’s no wonder that the cheese-making locations were often kept secret for fear of being closed down!

Today a good Blue Vinny is a hard, crumbly cheese, creamy white in colour, with blue veins – lighter and finer than a Stilton. It’s is drier and tighter with a rounded sharpness, a positive taste of blue – and not a hint of horse harness or mouldy boots!

The Blue Vinny

12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE

01305 848228


© The Blue Vinny 2019