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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, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, but service a little slow

A smart and popular eating venue. We had an enjoyable dinner on a busy Friday evening. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly. Our only criticism was the slow delivery. We ordered main courses only (no starters) and a couple who came in after we ordered had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
tjsussex
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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English first
Dorchester, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Always loved this place and not having been for a while decided to go for Sunday lunch today. Maybe we were just unlucky but things seem to have declined since our last visit. My meal was fine with a great selection of vegetables, however my partner had to send hers back as the Turbot, which looked lovely, was raw in... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was treated to Sunday Lunch by friends whilst visiting the area and was very impressed. I have to say that the selection of vegetables that came with our roast beef was the best I have ever had in a restaurant. The choice was amazing topped off by crispy roast potatoes which are very rare these days. Oh, and delicious... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great thatched pub with delicious food. Lovely garden and they provide blankets if you feel a bit chilly!

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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Would definately recommend The Wise Man - very friendly helpful team of young people, great beer according to my husband who was delighted to find his two favourite ales, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and St Austell Brewery's Tribute, and smashing food. Good choice on the menu, but not too much choice, we all had something different, all really delicious and well... More 

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Bournemouth
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A 15 minute drive from Sculpture by the Lakes, the Wise Man was a terrific choice for lunch afterwards. My partner and I had been once before and were hoping to impress our guests with the quality of food. We were not disappointed! The fish of the day was Brill with an innovative timbale of crushed potatoes, olives and lobster... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A smart and popular eating venue. We had an enjoyable dinner on a busy Friday evening. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly. Our only criticism was the slow delivery. We ordered main courses only (no starters) and a couple who came in after we ordered had been given and eaten their starters and were... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Meals had to be sent back to - staff handled situation so badly, were even insulting - will not return

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dorchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I recently went for a meal with a group of friends and whilst it's a lovely surrounding to enjoy a meal I feel that the service could do with a bit of attention. We felt that we were largely forgotten about even though the pub was not that busy - we had to remind them about the bread we'd ordered,... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our regular choice for a mid-price lunch. Never disappointing and always highly competent. Good and varied menu, skilfully prepared and attractively presented. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Whilst visiting from Australia we were invited to a rather special village with a local reputation for good food. Firstly we we arrived without a booking and were welcomed warmly. The idea of sharing was good whilst waiting for the main meal. The main was a slow cooked blade of English long horn locally reared. We were impressed with the... More 

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Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Cuisine: English, Pub

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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