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The Halfway Inn

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Brew Pub, British, English, Pub
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Norden | BH20 5DU, Wareham, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
+44 1929 480402
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 20
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Your average pub grub

We noticed this pub, whilst on our way to Corfe Castle, it's a nice looking place, set back from the road, with ample parking. We could not get in anywhere at Corfe, as it was a bank holiday weekend, so we decided to go back to the Halfway Inn. This pub has a large garden with plenty of seating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
peter1928
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Only ate here once but was rather disappointed as from the outside this is such a charming old country pub. My lasagne was tasteless and had the consistency of putty and the accompanying salad was limp and lifeless. All rather poor. Certainly did not tempt a second visit.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a shame. Under new management, this pub isn't the place my son and I used to frequent on our annual holiday to Swanage. Flustered, disorganized staff; poor menu selection, no atmosphere, no checking on clients meals. I had a brought in steak and ale pie, (which was tasty it has to be said) but with a few carrots (with... More 

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Westerham, Kent
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Having read reasonable reviews we stopped for a pub lunch there this week. Despite the fact that it was far from busy we were 'greeted' with a surly reception, it appeared that some drinks were too much trouble (Pimm's on a warm summer day) and although we indicated that we wished to have lunch nobody offered us menus or seemed... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for the misunderstanding on your recent visit. We obviously did not pick up on the fact that you wanted to see menus. We do normally offer menus and a copy of the specials board to our guests. Pimms is on our drinks menu and can be served by the glass or by the jug! It is... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Came back again after time away. Each time we come Jez greets us as friends, which we feel we are now. Thanks to him, we return & miss him when he's not there. As always we've had good food in a lovely atmosphere. Would recommend this pub as a great watering hole. See you all again soon x

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments we are delighted that our staff make you feel so welcome! We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We ate at the Halfway Inn last week and although packed with half term visitors we were met with smiles and shown to a table in the snug bar. We both ordered the luxury fish pie off the specials menu and weren't disappointed. The pies were served piping hot in their own metal dish, full of fish in a creamy... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments! The fish pie is a firm favourite on our specials board and will be a regular visitor! We will also make our famous key lime pie again soon. More 

Bagshot, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We noticed this pub, whilst on our way to Corfe Castle, it's a nice looking place, set back from the road, with ample parking. We could not get in anywhere at Corfe, as it was a bank holiday weekend, so we decided to go back to the Halfway Inn. This pub has a large garden with plenty of seating, for... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that we could accommodate you on a busy bank holiday! Our steak pie is one of the most popular dishes on the menu and we are sorry if yours was not up to scratch. We do normally try to check back on tables that are dining inside the pub to ensure that your meals are all good.... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is exactly what youd expect from a country pub and its a hall and woodhouse so don't expect it to be cheap. Everything in Purbeck is over pirced and this is no exeption but the staff are very friendly and the service is great!

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed great service in our pub. We are a Hall and Woodhouse business partnership. This means that we rent the pub from the brewery and buy their beers, wines and soft drinks, but the food we serve is completely down to us. It is not part of the managed pub estate. We pride ourselves on... More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped here on our way back to Harmans Cross and as we hadn't seen anywhere else to eat thought it looked really nice. Bit concerned to see their food rating was only a 3 out of 5 when we walked through the door, but most tables were reserved so after having found the only free available table we ordered.... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on tripadvsior. Our 3 out of 5 food rating was awarded only 2 weeks after we took over the pub last year when there were some structural issues in the kitchen that needed addressing and which could not have been addressed within the first two weeks.. These have all now been resolved... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Took our friends from Basing here for lunch yesterday. We all had lovely meals followed by desserts. Friendly and welcoming staff. Prompt service and well presented. Would recommend The Halfway Inn. Good value for money. Will certainly be returning.

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments we are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This pub caught our eye on the way back from swanage so we stopped off for a drink. We really liked the look of the place plus it has a small play area in the garden suitable for our 4yr old. We ordered two lime and sodas, one pint of orange juice and lemonade plus 4x crisps £12.50!!!!!!!!most expensive non... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Tripadvisor. We have now addressed the ants nests in the garden area! We cannot put chemicals down to treat the nests whilst the garden is occupied, so we had to wait for less clement weather! There is a second enclosed courtyard garden area which does not have the same problem. As... More 

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Additional Information about The Halfway Inn

Address: Norden | BH20 5DU, Wareham, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
Phone Number: +44 1929 480402
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
Average Prices: USD 16 - 22
Cuisine: Brew Pub, British, English, Pub

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  • Address: Norden | BH20 5DU, Wareham, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 22
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, British, English, Pub

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