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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great for meals with friends

I have been here twice recently with two sets of friends from diverse backgrounds with differing tastes in food. We had very good food on both occasions. This a pub that has been re-vamped to good effect. We will be going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Derek C
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had been to this pub several times in the past and had had a good experience. The staff were friendly and very obliging, despite the fact that it was extremely busy, being a Saturday night. However, I couldn't in a million years describe the meal as being good value for money. The steak, although tender, was quite small, and... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came here today as a family group of seven. We all enjoyed the food, luckily we were happy to sit and chat as the meals took over an hour to arrive. This would not put me off coming again.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here twice recently with two sets of friends from diverse backgrounds with differing tastes in food. We had very good food on both occasions. This a pub that has been re-vamped to good effect. We will be going back.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you only ever have one more Sunday roast as long as you live then choose this one! We tried both the roast Beef and Turkey and both were perfect. In addition the two bowls of mixed veg and roasted veg were outstanding in their own right. There are local carveries which are cheaper but light years behind the Wise... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have eaten out in many Pubs and Restaurants but the Sunday Lunch at The Wise Man Inn was by far the best meal I have ever tasted. I had the Roast Beef which was cooked to perfection! There was such a selection of fresh vegetables that I didn't have room on my plate to try them all. I was... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were here for the weekend for a party and wanted a nice Sunday lunch before our journey home. Someone in a shop in dorchester recommended this place so we called and made our reservation. The food served was so nice and fresh. I had the beef and Yorkshire pud and it was served with loads of veg. I like... More 

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Aysgarth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Didn't eat hear just went for drinks but did check the menu out and see what other people had. We will definitely be eating hear next time in the area food looked great and very tempting. Lovely atmosphere and nice staff. Cant wait to come again.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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