The Silent Woman – Wareham

The home of great food, drink and socialising in the heart of Wareham Forest

A little about the pub…

The Silent Woman is in the heart of Wareham Forest

A famous Dorset country pub in a spectacular location

Nestled in the heart of Wareham Forest in Dorset, the Silent Woman offers superb home-cooked food, beautiful gardens and a tranquil environment.

Until the 1920s the pub was known as The Angel, but after Thomas Hardy referred to it as ‘the Quiet Lady’ in his novel ‘The Return of the Native’, the pub changed its name to ‘the Silent Woman’. Today, the pub is a popular wedding venue, with a lovely garden gazebo and picturesque landscaped garden. This, along carefully chosen fine wines and local, award-winning Badger Beer on tap, makes the Silent Woman a unique pub not to be missed.

Freshly Prepared

Our menu is full of delicious home made food from delicious burgers and pizzas to daily specials.

Covid Safe, with a smile

We pride ourselves on ensuring your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Locally sourced ingredients

We work with local suppliers as much as possible If not local we always use UK suppliers.

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Opening Hours

Mon: 12pm – 10pm
Tues & Wed: Closed
Thurs – Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Please see menus for kitchen times.


Bere Rd, Wareham BH20 7PA


01929 552909



Part of Barr & Barr’s Hospitality