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Nestled in the rustic tranquillity of rural Dorchester, Dorset, the Gaggle of Geese Pub is a beacon of warmth and hospitality available for wedding day celebrations. Owned and operated by Simon and Sarah, this free house pub offers a sanctuary for families, walkers, and those seeking an exceptional retreat. With its extensive five-acre gardens, a skittle alley, crazy golf, and even pygmy goats, the Gaggle of Geese Pub is the proud winner of the 2023 Great British Pub Award for Best Pub Garden.

Facilities and Capacity

The Gaggle of Geese Pub boasts a versatile array of indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate various events. The pub can comfortably seat well over a hundred guests indoors, with a dedicated function room perfect for lively gatherings. Outdoors, the expansive gardens spanning over four acres offer a picturesque backdrop for any occasion, complete with charming shepherd huts, camping facilities, a BBQ shack, a wood-fired pizza oven, hog roasts, and even an ice-cream parlour. For those seeking a truly bespoke experience, the pub provides the option of utilizing their double giant tipis, capable of seating up to 120 guests, ensuring a memorable celebration amidst the beauty of the countryside. Additionally, the double-decker playbus offers a unique venue for children's parties.

Services Offered

Every aspect of your event is meticulously catered to, with a range of services designed to exceed expectations. From seated meals to buffet-style dining, the pub offers a diverse array of culinary options, all complemented by a well-stocked bar featuring an assortment of beverages to suit every palate. Live entertainment, including bands and DJs, adds to the festive atmosphere, while overnight accommodation ensures that guests can relax and unwind in comfort. With a wedding coordinator to assist with planning, pet-friendly facilities, and the option for exclusive use of camping and huts, this venue strives to create unforgettable experiences tailored to each guest's desires.

The Gaggle of Geese Pub is a freehouse pub in rural Dorchester, Dorset with five acres of gardens, skittle alley, crazy golf, pygmy goats, playbus, camping, glamping and shepherd huts! Family owned and run by Simon & Sarah, the Gaggle is a perfect destination for families, walkers and those looking for somewhere special. Winner of the 2023 Great British Pub Awards for Best Pub Garden and in the final six for Best Pub for Families.

Facilities and Capacity

The Gaggle offers a versatile space both inside and out. The interior of the pub can offer seating for well over a hundred guests. Our function room is ideal for an evening boogie or skittle match.Outside, our gardens extend to over four acres and include shepherd huts, camping, BBQ shack, wood-fired pizza oven, hog-roasts, ice-cream parlour and mobile bar. We can even offer use of our double giant tipis with space to seat up to 120. A perfect space for a bespoke event.Our double-decker playbus is available as a venue for kid's parties. Our camping & huts are available as a whole for exclusive use for special occasions.

Services Offered

Seated meal facilities



In-house catering

Live band and DJ

Overnight accommodation

Wedding coordinator


Exclusive use

Our shepherd huts, bell tents and camping are open for bookings

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
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