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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
- Aug 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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74% Recommend
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English first
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 8 calling in for lunch on our way back from a weeks's holiday. We were warmly welcomed and given a table straight away. They took our drinks order and delivered them to the table. By then we had decided on the food from a good looking menu. It all came very quickly and was lovely.... More

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Wimborne Minster, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited the botany bay with my wife and I have to say I'm glad I did,we received a warm welcome from friendly smiling staff, I had chicken liver parfait to start followed by a monster of a mixed grill and a lovely bonoffee pie for desert while my wife decided on the mixed olives and sundried tomatoes with fresh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food was excellent and Daisy our Greyhound was made welcome. Took a chance and found a winner! Service warm and friendly. Left feeling we'd been well looked after.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We pass this quite a lot and thought we'd stop yesterday on way from portsmouth. 27 July. I had sirloin steak and hubby had fresh cod. The meals were lovely. Menu not too extensive so we knew it would be good. Only downside (for the restaurant mainly) their portions are huge and I noticed a lot of people declined pudding... More

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portland uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Having just read previous reviews, both pre and post refurbishment, I can agree with some of the comments and disagree with others. The refurbishment, at the breweries expense, was extensive and presumable costly. It was a pity that they did not add disabled toilet facilities as a lot of potential custom will be lost due to this oversight. Having said... More

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Hayling Island
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
2 reviews
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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