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

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  • 13
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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
Worth a few hiccups for very fine food. So wish I lived locally.

Visited on Friday night as a quick break during our 6 hour trip back from a weeks holiday in Cornwall. The décor was calming and fresh, bright and relaxing. There was a slight delay while we made up our minds what to order and then a confusion over had our order been taken - however, the pub has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
muttleysjg
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Winterborne Zelston
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Botany Bay is under New ownership I believe to be the most welcoming in this region with the added benefit of first class food and best biers the new landlady and landlord are charming and very helpful the ambiance is warm and relaxed

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We passed the pub on route to Weymouth on Friday afternoon and it looked quite nice so made note to stop there today. Really wish we had not bothered. Upon entering we were told all they done was roast dinners which is fair enough as it is Sunday! We were then pointed to a board with a few other options.... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Visited on Friday night as a quick break during our 6 hour trip back from a weeks holiday in Cornwall. The décor was calming and fresh, bright and relaxing. There was a slight delay while we made up our minds what to order and then a confusion over had our order been taken - however, the pub has been open... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I have visited the Botany Bay for food at odd times over the past 15 years.In the days it was a good old fashioned pub the food dipped and dived but was always edible and reasonably priced. It was always friendly. I suspect this place has now new management as the internal décor has all changed and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went out for dinner with my family on Saturday 25/4/14 at 19:30 the place was quite hand full of people in. Staff was not that good order food I had rump stake the chips were cold and soggy my brother in-law was the same,my wife and sisters had cottage pie and it was cold to. The one in change did... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely selection of meats even asked how you liked the need cooked. My children thoroughly enjoyed their dinners. Well done

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Have dined at this brilliant place on many occasions, with family, friends, husband and business. The lunchtime carvery is exceptional quality and value for money.The staff are friendly and helpful. The chef is a real treasure! I have recommended the carvery to hundreds of people and no-one has been disappointed. All are highly impressed.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We arrived and was told that there may be a delay which was fine. The staff was so lovely and kind. Food was fantastic. Really tasty. Would recommend. It any time. Plus it was spotlessly. Clean.

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poole, dorset
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped off for lunch, menu was pretty basic. So had lunch time special. Should not have bothered, chicken was overcooked and dauphinoise potatoes were undercooked and stone cold with hardly any sauce. Won't be returning in future.

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Wokingham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very nice meal, excellent and helpful staff and chef. Went here for a meal with my wife and her auntie and uncle. All ordered differ mains and they arrived very quickly. Uncle asked if he could have a starter as a main course and this was accommodated with no problems whatsoever. (Whitebait. Looked very nice, very crispy, uncle really enjoyed... More 

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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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