Welcome to the Elm Tree Inn

New owners Steve, Bill and Debbie welcome you to the Elm Tree Inn, a classic English pub on the south coast near Weymouth.

Our country pub, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty near the famous Chesil Beach, is popular with walkers and families. Children are welcome to the Elm Tree and we are dog friendly. 

Serving pub classics and daily homemade specials as well as offering an extensive wine list, not to mention a wide range of real ales, you are sure to enjoy a visit to our historical country pub. Scroll down or click for our menu and for driving directions, or to read more about our pub. We look forward to seeing you!

 We happily welcome well behaved dogs on leads

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Our Pub

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The Elm Tree Inn is a great historical pub with over 400 years of intrigue and drama. A one-time smuggler’s haunt, there are rumours of an undiscovered tunnel leading to the nearby church where contraband was stored before being brought to the pub. 

We were frequented by the inventor of the ‘bouncing bomb’ - Barnes Wallace - who practised the legendary dam-buster raids in the nearby Fleet lagoon. 

Nowadays the lagoon is a haven for wildlife and walkers who come to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this beautiful location.

Our Inn was also the haunt of a notorious Russian spy called Ethel Gee - you can read about her in the contemporary clippings framed around the bar. 

Relax and unwind in our family friendly pub

While soaking up the rich historical atmosphere you can enjoy a Dorset Cream Tea, or dine on local game or freshly caught local fish and seafood, washed down with something from our great selection of wines and beers.

On fine days sit out in our secluded pub garden surrounded by trees. On wintry days after a bracing walk along the coast, relax by our huge open log fire and unwind in comfort.

Pub opening times

We are open 11am - 11pm
Food served 12am - 9.00pm


Langton Herring is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. Whether walking or mountain biking, there’s lots to discover in this lovely part of the Jurassic Heritage Coast and AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). 

Abbotsbury Swannery and tropical Gardens are definitely worth a visit. Nearby Portesham is a beautiful West Dorset Village where camping may be had at the Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite. You can also camp at Bagwell farm touring park, West Fleet Holiday Farm, East Fleet farm touring and camping park and High Moor Farm campsite to name just a few in the area. 

Chesil Beach is an 18 mile long sweep of pebbles that curves out from Weymouth along the Heritage Coast, home to rare nesting birds and other wildlife. Bounded by Chesil is The Fleet, a lagoon also noted for rare and protected species and a great place to visit. Moonfleet, also nearby, is the location of the novel of the same name and has inspired dreamers and romantics for generations.

The Isle of Portland juts out from Weymouth, containing a myriad of sights and attractions. There’s a surreal sculpture park hidden away in its old quarried flank, source of the famous Portland Stone which has been used in Saint Paul’s and Buckingham Palace. Portland harbour is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world, and standing high on the cliffs overlooking Chesil or Weymouth one gains breathtaking views of the Heritage Coast. Portland Bill, on the southern tip of Portland, has a famous lighthouse which can be visited. The cliffs and quarries of the island have unique flora and fauna for the wildlife lover.

The whole of West Dorset, especially this coastal area, is criss-crossed with paths and walks that allow you to explore and discover the landscape. Come to the Elm Tree Inn and experience the wonders of this area!

the fleet and chesil beach
aerial view of ghaldon herring
Image: Alex Brown via Wikipedia
chesil beach


Sat, Dec 14th, 2019 8:30 pm

The legendary Phil King live

The legendary Phil King live at 8.30pm - plus Chinese buffet, all you can eat £12.50.from 7pm

Tue, Dec 17th, 2019 6:00 pm

Carol singing in the snow!

Mince pies and mulled wine, £10 main courses and happy hour 2-4-1 drinks starts at 6pm

Sat, Dec 21st, 2019 7:00 pm

The infamous Leggomen live

Trio of exceptional entertainers - plus 2x steaks and 2x drinks for £25! ( vegan option available)

Wed, Dec 25th, 2019 10:00 am

Christmas Day!

Open 10am - 12am for nibbles and a first drink on the landlord!

Thu, Dec 26th, 2019 12:00 am

Boxing Day

Cold meats, bubble & squeak, pickles and gravy buffet £12.50, 12am - 3pm

Tue, Dec 31st, 2019 10:00 pm

New Year’s Eve

Wild wild west themed evening, welcome drink, American style all you can eat  hot buffet, gaming tables, party games, live music from the 80s and 90s from the fabulous John deBarra from 10pm - 1am! Champagne at midnight all for just £45 (book now limited availability)

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