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the blue raddle

Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
01305 267762
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Ranked #12 of 108 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the ales and Landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn't bad either! As if a visit to The Raddle isn't entertaining enough there are regular folk and Irish style music nights as well as a wacky charity meat draw every Friday evening and a quiz featuring quizmaster The Creative Accountant at the turn of every fiscal quarter.The Raddle is the home of 'laughter on tap'!
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

If you are in Dorchester looking for a pub that has character and real ale rather than bright lights and cheap Carling, try the Blue Raddle. Tucked in a side road off High East Street this is one of our favourite pubs in town. Cosy, warm and welcoming!! Great beers, ciders and food too. If you want to eat it's... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A lovely local pub. Have met some very nice locals here. The ale is professionally kept and poured. I have had a diverse amount of real ale here. The good is also very good value for money without any compromise on quality.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A very interesting 'local' in the centre of Dorchester. We went on a Friday night for something to eat having read the very positive reviews. There were two vegetarians in our party of three so it was refreshing to see a great selection of vegetarian options. We were a little bit disappointed with the food having read the other reviews... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We popped in here as it was the closest pub to the main road we were travelling down at the time. I was awed to see that there were as many veggie options as meat dishes and a few of them were vegan too. We loved that it was dog friendly, despite our dog no longer being with us. The... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

this is a very friendly pub great beer and good food good for doggies who will get treats had a great family meal before going off to my 60th birthday party

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Unfortunately they weren't doing food on the night I was there, but the atmosphere was fantastic and the bar staff were really friendly. The cider was excellent too and there was a great selection of ales

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten here on many occasions and as usual we had a great meal when we visited for Saturday lunch with friends. There is always a wide selection of main courses to choose from, including a good range of vegetarian options. Lovely puddings too if you can manage one! My husband says there's always a good range of real... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Had a light business lunch which was served hot and tasty. Nice selection of real ales. Overall a nice change to the plastic pubs. .

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've eaten in a few bad pubs of late so I was pleasantly surprised with a week night dinner with the inlaws at the Blue Raddle. There's a lot of choice on the menu, your traditional pub food as well as many options for vegetarians. I went for a leek and cheese flan, I asked for boiled potatoes rather than... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Blue Raddle is a pub that gets virtually everything right, and is therefore popular with both locals and visitors. I'm one of the latter, getting to Dorchester for a week every couple of years and always visiting the Raddle when I do so. It has an excellent range of well-kept beers, and the "home-made" pub food is actually home-made... More 

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Address: Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
Phone Number: 01305 267762
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Cuisine: English

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