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The Botany Bay Inne

A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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73% Recommend
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English first
Hayling Island
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We'd discovered the Botany Bay Inne when we stopped for a coffee on our way to Torquay in June and decided to return for lunch as it wasn't very far from our destination of Kingston Lacy National Trust. It's been tastefully refurbished and it's very comfortable. We had a seat by the window with a view of the mature garden... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good value and very good food. Don't like "mushy" vegetables and these were certainly cooked to MY liking although the carrots could have been cooked a "tad" more! All in all a very pleasant lunch time treat, and the staff weren't bad either!

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stopped on the way to the West Country on the spur of the moment and was not disappointed. The carvery lunch was delcious and was excellent value. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My Husband had been here with his friends previously but this was my first visit. It lived up to the hype. Beautiful surroundings. Very clean & recently updated decor. The food was great. The staff treated you like family.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very tasty chicken supreme and a decent selection of real ales to have with the meal! Staff tried their best to please us. Will return soon!

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

sunday carvery is absolutely brilliant. really enjoyed it. would recommend to everyone to try the Botany Bay Inne. for their sunday roast. it is clean and the waitress was very pleasant. the outside garden needed weeding. the mural on the outside is hideous (but thats my opinion) But the food and service couldnt fault

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Poole, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The staff were friendly and welcoming but the restaurat was let down by the food. It was a Saturday evening and our party of six were the only people in there. The memu was very limited. The men has curries which they said were just about O.K food. The ladies did not do well with the sirloin steaks, mine was... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stopped here for an evening meal with my wife and granddaughter, the pub has recently been refurbished and is quite smart. Ordered 2 rump steaks and chicken goujons for our granddaughter, although the pub was empty we had to wait 40 minutes for our meals,, our steaks were 6oz with a few chips and peas, no tomato,mushroom, very basic and... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I do the journey from Southampton to the west regularly to visit family & this is a great place to break up the journey. Has recently been redone & is freshly painted & looks very smart. There is a really lovely garden that is well maintained. Best of all is this place is dog friendly inside & out!! Staff are... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

best pub food ever called in one lunch time ,service very good I had tikka it was better then an indian restaurant.

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