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The Talbot

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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
01747 811269
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice pub

Had lunch here on a wet Saturday.Food was very good as was the beer,although at £3.60 a pint of Badger it was expensive.Friendly,efficient and helpful service and they also allow dogs in.We would certainly visit again if in the area.Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2014
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  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed for two nights, choice of rooms (recently renovated), looked after by attentive and friendly staff. Food was really enjoyable and we were delighted to have stumbled upon this little gem of a well run and welcoming pub that has a great menu and extremely comfortable rooms. Thanks Erika and team, we'll be back..!!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The place looks great but the food doesn’t match and seems a little pricey for what you got. We had a couple of salads (as a main) - one was crayfish and the other was pigeon. They were OK, just lacking the rest of what was advertised as being in the salad. I had the sherry trifle for dessert and... More 

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swanage
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had lunch here on a wet Saturday.Food was very good as was the beer,although at £3.60 a pint of Badger it was expensive.Friendly,efficient and helpful service and they also allow dogs in.We would certainly visit again if in the area.Recommended.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We haven't booked; our flight from Italy was delayed; I call the Talbot on the way back from Gatwick and ask if they could squeeze three of us in. Erica said, "Yes". We arrived to find the place absolutely heaving with parties celebrating Mothers Day. There's a special menu and George Hewitt singing torch songs in his beautiful voice. Ellie-Mae... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had heard that this hall and woodhouse pub was open again and had a new landlady who is a temp at the moment from another pub so we stopped by. Must say we were made to feel very welcome, the fire as lit the music was good and the total ambiance of the place was really pleasant. the menu... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

A breath of fresh air as the new landlady takes over the Talbot. Had a great party there last night and met the locals and what a friendly fun bunch they are too. I look forward to the new menu when the new kitchen is up and running. Good luck Erika.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Group of 8 of us including children.So accommodating right from reservation by sending over menus as had friends down over New Year so wanted to look in advance to see if it catered for all our needs.Nothing too much trouble.Young student waitress so helpful and smiley.Food excellent .Tasty xmas dinner.A la carte meals fab.Quitre expensive but really top pub food... More 

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Norwich
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I arrived at the Talbot around 5.30pm in the pouring rain to find all the doors locked and i could not get in despite the fact the booking being made in advance!! 2 other people, also on business arrived at the same time and we looked around for a solution, eventually finding a back door through the garden with a... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Went for Sunday lunch which was good. They offered 3 roast lunches as well as a full menu and specials board. We had the roast pork loin and roast sirloin. Both were good. Slightly above average roasts but it is very hard to do an excellent roast kept warm all lunch! Looking at a few other tables, the normal menu... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Very good meat, in this pub , sourced I was told from the local award winning Butcher.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: 01747 811269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 to 24
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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