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The Greyhound Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
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The Greyhound Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent Dorset cottage holiday we lived 6 minutes from the Greyhound It's a beautiful village with a great local. Friendly owners and staff. Good beer. Interesting wine list. We had 2 dinners. 1 Sunday lunch and 1 sandwich lunch. Varied from very good to truly excellent. Solid portions Varied menu. Was a highlight of the holiday.

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Dorset
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.....We were warmly greeted on a damp Saturday afternoon. The Inn was warm and welcoming in atmosphere, the staff were attentive and food was served promptly. We had a lovely warm welcome from Annabel and Theresa and team. All four of us had the salmon main course with a curried type sauce, rice and onion Bahji. The salmon was moist... More

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed for one night with a group of friends, well looked after with good food, wine and service. Well appointed clean and fresh room with everything we needed, loved the idea that you could borrow wellies if you needed them!

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Excellent Sunday Lunch. We had half shoulder of slow roasted lamb with all the trimmings for two; homemade (jus) gravy and mint sauce. For sweet; chocolate fondant (the real deal) with homemade custard.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Heartily agree with Juvencus. We stayed over New Year - welcome was ambiguous, food dreadful, venison drowned in overpowering sauce and mash cold. We had to give our choices online and they got them wrong TWICE leaving us with the vague impression it was somehow our fault. We sat in a gale of staff activity feeling distinctly in the way.... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What has happened to this lovely village pub? It once was excellent, the staff and service were excellent and the food was wonderful and the glasses were clean!! I cannot believe that Fiona Phillips still owns this once delightful inn. Last Sunday was a disgrace. We booked a table in the Restaurant and found dirty glasses, lack of cutlery, indifferent... More

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Dorset
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

First of all, this Inn is nowhere near Dorchester itself, so do not be fooled by the address.You have to travel out of Dorchester along the Yeovil road and then turn off along a very windy but picturesque country road into the charming village of Sydling St Nicholas. We were a group of four ladies and were warmly welcomed. We... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We enjoyed the last day of our 5 day break at The Greyhound for Sunday lunch. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome. The staff are excellent, and couldn't do enough for us. The Sunday lunch was fantastic. Beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The roast potatoes were to die for! They made up a cheese... More

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freedom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Warm welcome from Teresa on arrival on a cold night, coal fires roaring! Room was lovely and warm, clean, hot water and well lit with dimmer switches. The food was excellent. Fantastic setting, quiet location. Thank you to all that made our stay one to remember.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed in a holiday cottage in Sydling St Nicholas for a week from 4th October. We ate here on three occasions and the whole experience was fantastic! The food was excellent each time. Lou the lovely talented chef and her sons were so very cheerful and friendly and they made our visits so enjoyable - the... More

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Additional Information about The Greyhound Inn

Also Known As:
The Greyhound Hotel Dorchester
The Greyhound Inn Dorchester, Dorset
Address: Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Greyhound Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 this is Dorset's Dining Pub of the Year twice in the past three years. Handsome 18th century coaching inn in one of England's prettiest villages, full of thatched cottages with a trout stream running through. Mentioned in Thomas Hardy's novels and the setting for Hollywood films of his work.Six newly refurbished bedrooms, dvds, ipod docks, proper pillows and duvets, wellies for bad weather and an award winning restaurant just across the car park from our stable block rooms.Families positively welcomed and we'll make you something to eat no matter what time you arrive. ... more   less 

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