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A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
01929459227
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant surprise

Came here a few years ago and it had gone down hill, this time were surprised to see it had been done out so is now very nice inside. We had bacon baps and sat in the garden. Good effort made on service, staff are obviously being trained to be attentive. Good bacon in sandwich although baps were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Chris S
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Dorset, England
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Dorset, England
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Came here a few years ago and it had gone down hill, this time were surprised to see it had been done out so is now very nice inside. We had bacon baps and sat in the garden. Good effort made on service, staff are obviously being trained to be attentive. Good bacon in sandwich although baps were a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely pub! My family have been here before and were welcomed with open arms! The food was far too much and the service was wonderful! But on this encounter we entered and the pub had been refurbished since the last visit! There were 5 bar staff at the bar with 5 people 2 different groups waiting to... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We complained about tough undercooked green beans and over cooked inedible stuffing and the polite waiter apologized and said he wouldn't charge for my meal. However, on paying he told us the owner round the back wouldn't allow it. Whatever happened to the customer is always right? And what was the owner doing undermining his staff? Perhaps if the owner... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nothing bad about this place. Just good food and service, at a fair price. Nice ambience in the restaurant. Good menu selection. To be fair, we ate at numerous different restaurants during our recent short UK trip, so it's not easy to remember all the details. However, we had dinner at this place twice... so it must have been good!

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Blandford Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was our second visit to The Botany Bay Inne since the new people had taken on this pub. Last time steaks etc.,weren't on the menu due to problems in the kitchen but on that visit we still had excellent food. Our visit on 23rd July the food was first class. The starters were just right,from a good selection and... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ere on our way from Sussex to Devon and thought this place looked a good place o stop for coffee then lunch. We arrived at 11.30 and ordered 2 coffees, the only de-caf coffee was a sachet for which the charged £2.50 each. We saw a sign saying open all day and as lunch wasn't going to be available... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Popped in hear for a light bite and drink. Unfortunately we arrived after 2pm so the main restaurant was closed. There was a selection of baps rolls and sandwiches all made to order and some very tempting cakes on the counter!! Staff were friendly and pleasant. Sat outside in the garden as the weather was lovely. Would possibly have given... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We are infrequent visitors not having been there since the change. We visited Sunday 12th July for lunch, the carvery has gone but carverys are much overrated, the quality of non carvery food previously was limited and not high. The restaurant was as full as we have seen it in recent times, the food good, price reasonable and we will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were driving enroute to Devon when we came across the Botany Bay Inne and we were really glad that we did. It was my Birthday and we enjoyed a great meal. The team were also excellent and I would highly recommend stopping here for a meal :-)

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Saturday evening, 3 adults stopped for a meal on our travels, Very good service, Food really really nice, If you have your Dog with you they are welcome and always a bowl of water for them, We learnt the family have only been there 8 weeks but you would not have known, Food Beer and Cider were all enjoyed would... More 

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Address: A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
Phone Number: 01929459227
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum  >  Winterborne Zelston
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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
  • Phone Number: 01929459227

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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