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The Sailor's Return

Lulworth Road, Chaldon Herring DT28DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: British, Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: A traditional British pub in the heart of the Dorset countryside
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The pub changed hands last summer (2014) and the new owner, Tom, is doing a great job of making this a great community pub as well as a destination eatery. Last night was the first pie and pint evening we'd attended and it was absolutely great. The venison and blackcurrant pie was really delicious with very tender meat, cooked to... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited the Sailor's Return tonight with children and friends to try their first 'Pie Night'. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The choice of pies was excellent and between us we tried nearly all of them. Unlike the usual disappointing, tiny, anaemic reheated-frozen-pastry-lid 'pies' that are sadly all too common in pubs - these specimens were proud slices of... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What an excellent place! Food, drink and atmosphere was fantastic. Staff were great and value for money was brilliant, highly recommended

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had lunch there on just one day but if we were local I think it would become one of our favorites.My wife is coeliac and vegetarian and the owners took particular care to serve her something different from the normal baked potato or omelette. We would certainly recommend this restaurant - the soup was excellent and the fish perfectly... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited this pub whilst staying in Winfrith. It was so good on the first night that we returned for the rest of our 3 night stay. The food was all home cooked and delicious. The menu changes slightly on a daily basis. We were well looked after by the waiting staff who were very efficient and friendly. Can thoroughly... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just home at 16.30 after a splendid, leisurely Sunday lunch at The Sailor's Return, a delightful thatched pub in the heart if the Dorset countryside. Our party of six all had a thoroughly enjoyable meal - good food, good service, lovely atmosphere and all at a very reasonable price. Five of us had roast beef with all the usual trimmings,... More

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Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenija
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited this pub often while staying in Winfrith Newburgh. It is situated in a lovely small village in the middle of countryside. The pub is visited by many locals and has a friendly atmosphere. We had a couple of nice meals here and sometimes we just came for a pint. Food was good. The pub is also dog friendly.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been to this pub many times over the years when I'm down to see the folks and was very impressed with the overhaul by the new management . The food was delicious.Not a scrap left and all our plates and so refreshing to see pub food done so well in Dorset where many pubs now fail.This is worth... More

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Owermoigne Dorset
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After reading the good reviews we were looking forward to trying the Sailors again as it is local for us On entering the restaurant they were very busy and a lot of people were waiting for their food. We ordered at 8.15 to be advisedthere was a 45 minute wait. So we asked if there were any cold starters available... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First time visit to Dorset, we wanted somewhwere traditional, so we tried some beer at lunch time on Sunday, Otter ale, (different, but great) We prebooked a table for two on Monday evening at 7pm, We had the steak and ale pie (a slice from a big pie, not the individual ones that you get from a lot of places)... More

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Additional Information about The Sailor's Return

Address: Lulworth Road, Chaldon Herring DT28DN, England
Phone Number: +44 1305 854441
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Chaldon Herring
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: British, Bar

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