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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful place!

This was our second visit in 3 months. We took our teenage son for his birthday celebration and what a wonderful time we had! Every little detail, from the warmest of welcomes to the amazing food, was second to none. We had heard many fantastic comments regarding this hidden gem but the experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Barbara M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was our second visit in 3 months. We took our teenage son for his birthday celebration and what a wonderful time we had! Every little detail, from the warmest of welcomes to the amazing food, was second to none. We had heard many fantastic comments regarding this hidden gem but the experience we had certainly surpassed our expectations! We... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having sporadically tried to book for an evening meal we finally managed to get a reservation recently. Our last visit was for a tapas style lunch, it was exceptional. We agreed to give it a full go for dinner but every time we tried to book it was full. The wait to get a table was absolutely worth it and... More 

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Dorset
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Delicious, imaginative food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion or where we go for a treat. Sensational!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had heard a lot about Yalbury Cottage and read several reviews, all of which had been very positive. We were not disappointed at all. The service was very good from the minute we arrived, the food was delicious and the Wine selection is very impressive. Yalbury deserves this rating and we will visit again in the near future.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Jamie and his family for over 4 years. The food and service is what brings us back time after time. Jamie prides himself with cooking the best local food. The country side surrounding the area is fantastic walking. Its a great place to visit. So much so will be going again shortly.

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Manchester
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food and value was top notch, worth paying more to experience it, would go back to eat again.....................................................

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Went for overnight stay for wedding anniversary. As usual, the food was amazing, the service excellent and the setting lovely. Just booked again for birthday celebration in March.

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I read the reviews and like so many other places expected good. Well was I blown away surprise is an understatement, this place is a little diamond. Yes it is little, but very big on quality, service comfort and friendly staff. £37.50 for a three course dinner, great value but by the time they throw in a few extras such... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Fantastic. five star food with great service. The whole experience was delightful and throughly wonderful evening in a lovely little village.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

lovely setting and comfortable room - food delightful and good value including superb breakfast. Will come again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 55
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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