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Here are some of the things to do, near us:
- RHS Garden Wisley – The Royal Horticultural Society gardens and nursery, world class flora.
- New Victoria Theatre
- The Lightbox – Art gallery and museum.
- Lightwater Country Park – Walk in the peaceful grounds of the country park.
- The Living Planet Centre – A hands-on mini exhibit for children to learn and experience nature.
Hall & Who?
In 1777 Charles Hall, a Dorset farmer, founded a Brewery in the Dorset village of Ansty to provide beer to troops who were stationed on the South Coast before being shipped to fight in the American War of Independence.
60 years later, his son Robert made his nephew, Edward Woodhouse, a partner in his brewing business, and Hall & Woodhouse was born. In 1875 Edward established the “Badger” as the logo and mark of quality for the beer (it’s one of the world’s oldest trademarks), and in the early 1900s Edward’s three sons - George, Alfred and Frank - moved the Brewery from Ansty to Blandford Forum and bought their first pub.
Today, Hall & Woodhouse is owned and run by the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family; the family are still passionate about serving the perfect pint and entertaining guests with good food, drink and hospitality in the perfect pub.
The Anchor is proud to be part of the Hall & Woodhouse family.