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The Giant Inn

24, Long Street | Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JF, England
1300 341441
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Ranked #38 of 105 Restaurants in Dorchester
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- Aug 2, 2014
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten at the Giant Inn 3 or 4 times recently,mainly lunches, when on a walk and it is always a welcoming, friendly place to stop. The food is excellent and very good value for money especially compared to most other pubs in the area, some of which charge ridiculous prices. Proper pub food at its best and good... More

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Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We liked everything about this family oriented pub. There was a lot of activity, laughing, and conversation but it was not noisy or overbearing. The food was delicious and plentiful and both staff and other patrons were friendly and helpful. A great place to enjoy an evening meal.

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St.Augustine
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A real local pup where the locals frequent. The food was good pub food. The costs were reasonable. It is dog friendly.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a very relaxed pub where people go to meet and chat. the food is excellent value for money. Walkers and dogs welcome.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Four of us went to the Giant, for lunch on 6th June. The beer was very good indeed and the meal was good quality and not overpriced. The pub is very dog friendly and the landlord, landlady and the staff were very friendly. All in all I would recommend this pub as a "good honest traditional English pub" and we... More

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Proper local pub with a mix of friendly locals and traditional pub fare. We had the Game Casserole from the specials board and the Gammon Steak from the menu. Both were excellent and good value for money. Not a restaurant pretending to be a pub but a real pub. Brilliant

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Crewkerne, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A warme welcome on a cold day. We were ushered in, placed in front of a roaring fire and served a welcome real ale for him and decaff coffee for me. We were entertained by the arrival of the local ale dray woman....

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Sheffield
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Situated on the main street of Cerne, on the right, the Giant has been a pub for nearly 120 years, Serving good, honest English pub fare (pies, mash, fish etc) it is well worth a visit if you are looking for a good wholesome meal, and well kept beer.

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Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I was there for lunch at the beginning of August and I had the best steak and ale pie I have ever had and it was served with superb homemade mashed potatoes. Friendly service.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We decided to call in at the Giant Inn when visiting the Cerne Abbas giant. There was a good selection of traditional English pub menu items (and a decent selection of beers, I seem to recall), served with a smile and we enjoyed the experience. Check out the skittles alley (full length!) in the back garden too. Would definitely consider... More

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