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Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
01305 267762
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A proper pub with real ales!

A warm friendly pub with cosy corners where you can enjoy a wide variety of beers. The pies are great too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Natasha B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A warm friendly pub with cosy corners where you can enjoy a wide variety of beers. The pies are great too!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited for a drink and found it to be very traditional with friendly staff and great atmosphere.We really felt very comfortable here

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What's not to like? Warm welcome, good food and a good choice of beers and ciders (it's a free house). The icing on the cake was that I had a choice of about 12 veggie dishes - unusual in a pub! My wife had the homemade fish cakes and said they were lovely. Wish we lived closer - would take... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The Blue Raddle has the feel of a real, old fashioned pub. The food is quite varied and reasonably priced, service is friendly. There are two things they don't take, children under 14 and debit/credit cards, so leave the kids at home and go via the cash point!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely pub, lovely locals, would recommend the ales and the service was great, have been before and would definitely come back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Above says it all. Pubs like this are becoming a rare commodity and they should be patronised to prevent them becoming extinct!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This dear little Pub in the centre of Dorchester is well worth a visit if you enjoy the atmosphere and service of a traditional Pub, which are so few and far between these days. Food is excellent and their home made soup is delicious. The Land Lady always gives you a warm welcome .

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Tried quite a few, but this was more to our taste. Very friendly with well kept beers. A good old fashioned traditional pub, which are, sadly dying out! No food when we visited as the landlord and landlady were on holiday.

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Bournemouth, England.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Called in for lunch with a friend after reading some of these reviews. It's a nice pub and the beer and hospitality was good. We ordered lunch, but I came away a bit disappointed, for example a homemade pie was just a filling in a ceramic dish with a bit of puff pastry floating on the top, served with frozen... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good beer, prices and ice snacks, very good services. We arrived a little late for the lunch time session but as there were four of us they accommodated us great example of customer first!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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