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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 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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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We chose the Halfway Inn based on its pleasing exterior and good looking menu. We were invited by a message from the owners on the menu saying how 'home cooked food would take a little longer to prepare but, it would be worth the wait'. Within five minutes our starter was out, with an apology for the lateness (????), we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Poor menu, surprisingly fast service and the lasagne was vile. Staff were miserable . Won't bother next time I am passing

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday evening, to be honest we were lucky to get a table. We were greeted warmly and given a table promptly, menus and drinks quickly followed. Our starter to share was big enough to share between 3, if not 4 (there were 2 of us.). Our waitress was mildly surprised we had ordered a main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Called in recently for lunch. Food was excellent but slightly limited choice, service with a smile. Will return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 15 - 21
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, British, English, Pub

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