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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
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Ranked #33 of 107 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Saturday after Christmas, 8 family members meeting for lunch, 2 of whom had travelled for 4 hours to get there! We did take a while to order as we were catching up on news but we then had almost an hour to wait before starters arrived. The main course arrived well over an hour after the starter was cleared away.... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Took OH, mum and brother for Sunday lunch and we all had great meals. Starters were hearty - kedgeree, wild mushrooms and potato and spinach soup. Main meals also very tasty, with loads of veggies!! 3 of the party had roasts, and they said the meats were moist and tender. I had the lamb potato and mint pie. The pastry... More 

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Dorset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Haven't 1-starred this as have previously had great food, but having dragged some friends to the pub this evening we were more than a bit annoyed to find it in darkness. If you're going to shut on a Sunday evening, please update your website?

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Have just had Sunday lunch at the wise man. There were 4 of us and it was as usual excellent. the staff are so efficient and helpful and the atmosphere is very special

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This used to be a good pub, with good solid food, and atmosphere. We had visited a few times, but a recent visit made me review my opinion.p. The kedgeree was badly undercooked, chalky and hard. When I commented, the cook said it was meant to be like that. He offered to do another one for me, but said it... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The crab sandwich was so delicious, and in such lovely surroundings. They even supply a blanket if you would like to sit in the Garden. We will be going back as soon as we can

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Bournemouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went here for Sunday lunch and it was amazing. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food was first class, very well presented and very delicious. We came away feeling very satisfied and are already planning our next visit. A big thank you to all the staff.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited the Wise Man pub on 30th. September 2014 as we were staying in a B&B in the village, 2 mins walk away. The pub restaurant is capable of producing excellent food, so why am I complaining? The reason is that the main dish we ordered did not come as described and we were charged the full amount of... More 

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Limburg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's a shame we only found this pub on our last night in England .. however better late than never. The Wiseman has a very nice atmosphere and pleasant friendly service. It's definitely not in the cheaper catagory pub/restaurant but there again the menu selection was also definitely above average. Their Steak Pie is the best I've ever had outside... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stopped here for a spot of lunch today and were very impressed by the warm welcome we received. The children were well catered for both opting for the hand carved ham and eggs from the well crafted children's menu. I decided on one of the lighter bites, Bacon and brie sandwich which came served with a fantastic home made... More 

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

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