The Langton Arms, Dorset – Our Story

In 1993 the Cossins family, 6th generation farmers in the Tarrant Valley bought the Langton Arms in receivership from Barclays Bank.

She needed to learn to cook on a large scale fast, and learn the pub and hospitality trade.

Over the years under Barbara’s leadership we became an award winning country pub.

In 2004 disaster struck.

We had to rebuild the business, we never stood still & we never gave up!

In 2012 we opened the butchery on our family farm –  Rawston Farm.

In 2018 we developed our own food and drink label & awards –  Love Local Trust Local.

Latest accolade – thrilled to have been named the Dorset County Winner at the National Pub and Bar Awards 2023.


Play Area

The Langton Arms is a great place to bring the family, we have a large safe well-equipped play area next to a beautiful country beer garden. A haven for both young and old.

Relax with a drink or a bite to eat while the children wear themselves out having a great time in the play area.

Finding us

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The Langton Arms
Tarrant Monkton 
DT11 8RX

Phone: +44 (0)1258 830225

The Langton Arms is an award-winning thatched country freehouse pub situated in Tarrant Monkton near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Proud to have been owned & managed by the same local family for 26 years, we have something to offer everyone.

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Countryside Alliance Awards Finalist 2016 The National Pub & Bar Awards 2016 Recommended on Trip Advisor Taste of Dorset Awards 2018 - Finalist The Great British Pub Awards 2019

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