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The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
01308 867070
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good for walkers

Looking for a soup and sandwich type lunch after a walk up a local NT Iron Age settlement. Very welcoming and an excellent curried parsnip soup with thick-cut White bread, the sausage sandwich good a well. Palmers beer just what was needed after a good walk!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This pub deserves more than 3 but not 4. Simple food, well cooked but not cheap. Nice ales, pleasant staff. A friendly atmosphere, I want to & will return. Pubs like this need & should be supported. A proper, old English pub. Keep it up!

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Hants, UK
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Broadwindsor. Good beer, friendly staff and decent food just what you need after a long drive.

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A place to enjoy local beer. Most of the local will have gathering here after their dinner, just talk, drink and meet people

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very disappointed with new tenants attempt to feed us,the food needs to get away from frozen items warmed up,shame used to serve very good meals .

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Somerset
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Frozen food deep fried. Real shame as the new owners (in the last month) seem to be making a real effort. Come on guys you have a lovely pub and a great way about you... just don't serve obviously frozen food for £9 a plate. Lovely new owners just hope they get a new chef that will not allow this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited The White Lion on the first and last nights of a weeks stay in the village of Broadwindsor. The food we had was excellent value for money. Home cooked fish pie/ fish cakes, " Hunters Chicken" and steak pie, plentiful and very tasty. Lots of choice. Good selection of local beer/cider. Staff very friendly and interested in our... More 

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Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

we moved in to the village at the end of January and I needed to feed the workers!! we went down the pub but all the tables where reserved. after talking to the landlord he managed to fit all 6 of us in before one of the reserved table parties came in. the food is excellent, varied and tasty, with... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We popped in during a stay at The Bothy, which is only down the road. The selection of ales was good and so we enjoyed a few one evening. We decided to visit again for Sunday lunch as a family, but we would the food to be a little disappointing. It was edible but quite bland - we were expecting... More 

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Colchester
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Looking for a soup and sandwich type lunch after a walk up a local NT Iron Age settlement. Very welcoming and an excellent curried parsnip soup with thick-cut White bread, the sausage sandwich good a well. Palmers beer just what was needed after a good walk!

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Southern England
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pub absolutely packed tonight for a really good visiting Quire sing. Landlord welcoming. Refreshments of all sorts very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadwindsor
  • Phone Number: 01308 867070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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