We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yalbury Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
Website
Add hours for Yalbury Cottage and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 171 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Excellent in all respects

Excellent food, excellent and attentive service and nice atmosphere. We were well looked after from the moment we arrived and were given the choice of sitting in the beautiful garden or inside for our pre-dinner drinks. The service was attentive without being too much and the food was beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Caroline B
,
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, excellent and attentive service and nice atmosphere. We were well looked after from the moment we arrived and were given the choice of sitting in the beautiful garden or inside for our pre-dinner drinks. The service was attentive without being too much and the food was beautifully cooked and presented. What more could you want?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We eat out regularly and look for restaurants that are really worth the extra that you pay for , which you don't always get. It was a perfect Summer evening we started by having a pimms in the garden where we chose from the large menu. We were then taken to our table and the service was faultless. We all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always wanted to try the food so booked and loved the food and great service a real treat !! . Great attention to detail

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is food heaven, this place is a true gem, the attention to detail and the presentation along with excellent service is second to none. I will be back and I certainly will recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

From the canapés and drinks in the garden to the meal itself with a wonderful selection of scrumptious choices to the wine list which would be the envy of many a collection onwards to a local cheese board the likes of which I have never tasted and finally to the puds, coffee and brandies - gotta say...wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Weymouth
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a cancellation on a Friday evening. It was an early birthday present for my wife and it didn't disappoint. There wasn't one aspect that wasn't exceptional. I could go on how the fish or lamb were amazing or how the cheeseboard was something special. I only wish you were allowed to give 6 stars... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We've just had an absolutely fantastic nights stay at the Yalbury Cottage on their dinner, B&B offer. Jim was extremely welcoming, attentive and friendly. He definitely made our stay that much better. The food was delicious- prepared and presented to an extremely high standard. The canapés with the quails-scotch egg also excellent. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the lounge after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aubonne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Delicious snacks were served with our drinks in the comfortable sitting room adjoining the restaurant. We ate there two nights in a room and the service was faultless and friendly. The Cornish scallops were delicious on an unusual base of puréed apple. Rack of lamb followed which was cooked to perfection, as were the accompanying vegetables. On the second evening... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had previously eaten at Yalbury Cottage but not for some time. It is a lovely, atmospheric, restaurant with excellent service and should be 'a treat'. Unfortunately on this occasion neither my husband nor I enjoyed our main courses. I found my duck dish over-rich (parmesan had been used on the crispy roast potato pieces and that, combined with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
poole
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stayed for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary of 43 years. Our son gave us a voucher for wine and dinner. After reading the impressive room reviews and the breakfast we decided to stay over after our meal and were not disappointed. Before dinner we took the walk along the Frome and visited the ancient and lovely Stinsford church.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Yalbury Cottage also viewed

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset
 
Puddletown, Dorchester
 

Been to Yalbury Cottage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Yalbury Cottage

Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Average Prices: USD 47 - 56
Cuisine: French

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 47 - 56
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yalbury Cottage and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
7 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Yalbury Cottage staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?