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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Very Good Pies

Nice pub, cosy feel, looks like it was recently decorated. Good food, good home made pies. WiFi good..

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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English first
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice pub, cosy feel, looks like it was recently decorated. Good food, good home made pies. WiFi good..

Thank Sharpy7042
Bangkok, Thailand
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210 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here a week or so ago for dinner with a group of friends. Its a delightful place, lovely decor and lay out, excellent and varied menu, but not pages and pages oft it, and all reasonably priced. The food was excellent and the service efficient, cheerful and helpful. A super visit.

Guildford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here on many occasions and the food is always excellent, with the best ingredients that can be sourced locally. The pub is in the lovely village of West Stafford and has a welcoming atmosphere. The staff are pleasant, helpful and friendly. We highly recommend a visit here.

Thank RuthWJ
Bovington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best Sunday lunch! My wife and I visited for lunch Today; it was very busy and although we had booked, we had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. A very, very minor issue as when we had ordered and our food arrived we were treated to a first class meal. Well presented, well cooked, delicious and... More 

Thank Lee B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Wise Man Inn after our tour to Weymouth (Durdle Door) and the food was great and the service was even greater.. the host was really friendly and spend time explaining all the daily specials and giving comprehensive details on each dishes so we could choose what we wanted.. It was delightful experience and I would recommend anyone... More 

Thank Sunder L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, warm and inviting . Staff friendly and food was lovely with a good children's menu

Thank hannahg780
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had lunch here but the staff were friendly & the food was very tasty. It was busy & for good reason

Thank Ruth J
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Absolutely first class service today and the food was totally top drawer!! The specials are faboulous especially the rice pudding. I have to say that the staff are very friendly today and very attentive and there isn't a nicer place for lunch around dorchester !!!

Thank Richard M
Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We went here on the first evening of our week in Dorset, and didn't book - we were told we were lucky as they had a space giving the impression it is popular. The food is average pub food served on chopping boards and is OK but for the price I would expect a lot better. On the way out... More 

Thank SPJR
Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Went to the Wiseman as a foursome for Sunday lunch, had heard a couple of good reports beforehand but had never visited until now, though will now be back. Food, service, beer and wine were all excellent, some might argue a fraction expensive but the quality was very good in my opinion. I ordered the lamb(£15) which was very nice... More 

Thank SteveandLynda

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01305261970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub


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