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The Museum Inn

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Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
+44 1725 516261
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the...
The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British cuisine and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice food

My Birthday treat was lunch here with good friends.The food was excellent,however the friendly waitresses need some training,the wine service not as it should be,no bread offered with our soup.Not there fault but that of the management,especially when no one there can make a liqueur coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My Birthday treat was lunch here with good friends.The food was excellent,however the friendly waitresses need some training,the wine service not as it should be,no bread offered with our soup.Not there fault but that of the management,especially when no one there can make a liqueur coffee .... Really !! I also note with dismay that the service charge was also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a very friendly waitress but her table serving skills were somewhat lacking. The prices are reasonable but the quality and presentation of the food was less than what I would expect from a fast-food eatery. The batter on a fish dish was uncooked, the meat on another dish was cold and the special triple fried chips were soggy!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The menus was somewhat shorter than the sample shown on their web site , and only two specials . They forgot to bring the bread with the soup , we were sitting outside , so it was more difficult to sort issues out . The batter on the fish was under cooked and the inside was not palatable , The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very nice food and good service. I was with family for a wedding. We had a group dinner on a Friday night (roughly 15 of us) and breakfast on two mornings as well as a lunch. Dinner and wine was very nice, as were the cooked breakfasts. Plenty of juice and choice of cereal and muesli too. Staff were great.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely decor, friendly welcome, lots of inviting little nooks and crannies, good outdoor space, some parking and more in the village....lots of good things to be said for this pub. It's expensive in pub terms for the food ...I think it was £12.95 for fish and chips...and the quality is ok rather than outstanding but you go for the ambience,... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Museum Inn has been my local pub for the past 20 years. We've held many a family get together there and it goes without saying, many a great night has been had in The Museum Inn. So, I find it very hard to have to spend my family time writing this review but could not let this moment pass... More 

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Dorset UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Whilst some of the dishes were very mediocre others were good. Portion size was erratic. We all ordered starters, the whitebait was very generous for a starter. The asparagus with poached egg just right. I ordered the squid with chilli sauce, what a disappointment - the batter was a bit greasy and the sauce was tomato ketchup with a mere... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A super lunch with fresh local produce. The staff were attentive and friendly. This was the first time we had been here for many years, but we will make it a regular haunt in the future. Lots of dogs, children too. The only annoying element was the gratuity added on to the bill. I would much rather give how much... More 

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Salisbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We called by on an impulse after a day's cycling and were made welcome. The beer is from the local 6d Brewery, and very good. Ambience and decor are excellent. The assistants are pleasant and assiduous ( when I dropped a knife on the floor, before I could pick it up and wipe it on the splendid linen serviette, a... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were taken here for dinner by some friends whose local it is. A lovely old building full of character and atmosphere. Dinner was excellent with a good choice of main courses but not too many. A good indicator that the food is fresh and not 'industrial catering pack'! Aoife our waitress was friendly, helpful and full of Irish charm.... More 

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Address: Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
Phone Number: +44 1725 516261
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Farnham
Cuisine: British, Gastropub, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516261

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British cuisine and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.

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