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the blue raddle

Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
01305 267762
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Ranked #11 of 106 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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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We had wanted to visit this highly recommended pub for ages and yesterday we finally got there. It was completely brilliant in every respect. Friendly staff. Asked if I wanted a free taste as I couldn't decide on which beer (great choice). The beer was perfect, tasty and correct temperature. Menu - wow!!!! 6 lovely vegetation choices, any of which... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went with friends for an early evening pub meal. Fortunately we had booked as it was already packed. We all had a great meal, home-cooked and loaded plates. We didn't make it to dessert as the kitchen had closed by the time we were ready to order, but we were so full it wasn't actually a problem. We left... More

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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

on visiting Dorchester for the first time all other pubs were not dog friendly so it was nice to see this pub out of the way and welcoming dogs . didn't have any food as we were to late however beer was fine good friendly landlord and regulars the lady gave our dog water and some biscuits. after chatting we... More

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