Picture taken next to the Smiths Arms pub in Godmanstone. The pub is set next to a small river in a picturesque valley. The original pub is the thatched cottage shown in this panorama.
Godmanstone Pub - Dorchester visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Godmanstone Pub' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
Godmanstone is a tiny village part way between Dorchester and Cerne Abbas in rural Dorset. In the village is the Smiths Arms pub, which claims to be the smallest pub in England. The story behind the pub is that one day in the 1600's, King Charles II was passing bay and stopped at the smith's home requesting a drink. The smith protested that he was not permitted to serve alcohol as he had no license, and the king responded by granting him one on the spot so he could be served.