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A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 37
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  • 12
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  • 13
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious carvery

Middle of the week lunchtime they had a delicious carvery.They even serve until 2.30pm & although we arrived after 2pm the food wasn't cold or spoiled but very tasty.Also friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Campiello9
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Middle of the week lunchtime they had a delicious carvery.They even serve until 2.30pm & although we arrived after 2pm the food wasn't cold or spoiled but very tasty.Also friendly

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was decent though not especially exciting. One waitress was friendly and welcoming. The other who seemed to be in charge was surly and unhelpful to the point of rudeness. A shame. We won't be returning.

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Owermoigne Dorset
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Friendly welcome and efficient service with above average food. Called in when passing clean fresh decor. Good selection of specials, menu plus carvery. Order taken at table and well presented food.

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Brighton, Sussex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Called in to the Botany Bay Inn as B&B didn't serve an evening meal. It was recommended by the host, so I thought I'd give it a try! I have to say, I wasn't disappointed as it was a most enjoyable meal. There was a good selection of starters to choose from and from what I saw being served, looked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We met up here for an evening meal with four other friends. Having read previous reports we expected the worst but were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted with a very friendly welcome. The portions were generous and the food was tasty, hot and home made. It's not to die for but it was good quality pub grub. We would definitely... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

First visit since the change of ownership and refurbishment. Glad to see that they still allow dogs in the bar area. Had lunch with a work colleague and we both had the Carvery. The food was okay, except for the brussel sprouts which had a bitter taste. Slightly better than a Toby Carvery, but then more expensive.

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poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped for lunch and glad we did, my other half had the carvery and i had the haddock in beer batter. My food nice and hot with a nice batter not short in quantity either, fish tasty and moist i enjoyed it,the carvery looked nice and Sue reckons it was very tasty, she had the pork and turkey and I... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Have eaten in The Botany 3 times in the last couple of months. Each time met with a smile, orders promptly taken, food very tasty and nicely presented. Re-furbishment gives a nice relaxing feel to the place.

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London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've stopped at the Botany Baye on our way to Dorset for years, usually encountering a new set of landlords each time with varying degrees of success. Hall & Woodhouse have now taken over here and refurbished the pub - in doing so they've added a carvery. We dropped in for lunch and met the latest landlords who were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

chose to celebrate our anniversary at the botney bay great lunch and fab staff thank you for making us so welcome

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  • Address: A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum  >  Winterborne Zelston

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  • Cuisine: British

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