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the blue raddle

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Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
01305 267762
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Traditional English Pub

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 .

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Julia G
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  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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cambridgeshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Booked here on the TA reports, yes it is a locals pub and an interesting decor to say the least. Food is ordered at the bar, having chosen from a selection on a blackboard. A varied selection yes, home cooked yes, but it is a pub, and prices charged are more towards a gastrro pub, not a locals pub... where... More 

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Medway, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On impulse six of us booked late on Friday evening, not only did they accomodate us, but they provide a good quality range of home cooked meals. Including drink and a bottle of wine it came out at £20 per head. i should add that the staff were friendly and attentive. All in, a warm quirky little pub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Very much a locals pub. Many of the beers were not available but those that were on were very good. Didn't eat but the selection looked good. I would visit again if in Dorchester.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We booked on a Saturday night and found a busy, vibrant pub with friendly staff. The food is basic pub grub but it is well prepared and reasonably priced. Beers are well kept and there is a good choice. Definitely a return visit when we are next in the area.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Popular old fashioned type local. Mainly regulars and a few dogs when we popped in. Good ales friendly barman made us welcome.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just been away for a couple of nights with my husband and we visited the Blue Raddle after reading about it on their website. Seemingly popular with locals it offers many real ales and ciders and does not hold with a set food menu - the landlady cooks whatever she fancies using lots of locally sourced ingredients. We both enjoyed... 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, Pub

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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: English, 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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