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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
01305261970
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 41
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  • 13
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  • 16
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at The Wise Man

Five of us booked for an early evening meal last night. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up. The menu is a treat - all locally sourced ingredients listed and not an overpowering list. I enjoyed a Brushcetta with mint, pea and broad beans. Then local lamb chops served on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jane W
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked (at very short notice) for 12 of us and a toddler, as we had friends staying with us from abroad and they were keen to try a traditional English rural pub. We chose the pub as we'd been previously and enjoyed it - we certainly weren't disappointed this time either! We were made very welcome and had extremely... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Five of us booked for an early evening meal last night. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up. The menu is a treat - all locally sourced ingredients listed and not an overpowering list. I enjoyed a Brushcetta with mint, pea and broad beans. Then local lamb chops served on a bed of red pepper cous... More 

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely food and surrounding. Great end to a lovely holiday. The menu was elegant and compact with a choice for all. I enjoyed the leek, potato and Leicester tart with Cous Cous and coleslaw.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was Top notch, fresh, original, eye pleasing & at a reasonable price. Well worth a drive out. Would highly recommend.. Thank Q

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This pub is a picturesque dream from the outside, straight out of a Thomas Hardy novel! The interior doesn't disappoint - lovely Farrow & Ball colours and retains a relaxed, informal atmosphere. We had lunch - crab sandwiches with salad and chips. Everything was perfect. The service was efficient and friendly, the loos were spotless. I love the little touches... More 

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Me and my boyfriend visited last night for the wine and pie night and we had a lovely meal. There is a small selection of pies to choose from which you can have with a glass of wine or a pint for £11. I had the prawn and hake pie which was topped with mashed potato and came with veg... More 

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York, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a wonderfully enjoyable experience at this delightful pub in July 2015. The service was impeccable and the food lived up to the "highly recommended" status that we were told to expect. The menu was very comprehensive and many diners were eating the pub's obviously renowned fish and chips.Visiting the area for three days, the beautiful village of West... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

West Stafford is a delightful Dorset village with an superb restaurant. We has a fabulous meal as a family with young children whilst on holiday. The menu presented great choice for both adults and children, with the food living up to our expectations for each. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food here was exceptional for a pub style restaurant. One of the people I was with had a special diet and the staff were so helpful with this. And the food was delicious, we are sorry we do not live in the area but we will be back!

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food is very high standard and really tasty. Bar is great and Staff Friendly. The only thing this pub needs it to keep the toilets smelling a little fresher after three visits now they smelt each time and this wouldn't take much to change. other than that this pub is superb.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?