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The Halfway Inn

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Norden | BH20 5DU, Wareham BH20 5DU, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
+44 1929 480402
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 68
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 20
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  • 18
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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
Quick service even though very busy

Surprised to see only a 3 star food hygiene rating. Nearly turned round but thought we would give it a go.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came across this lovely child and dog friendly pub restaurant purely by chance after a very wet start to our week away camping in nearby Wareham. The staff were very friendly and made our whole party very welcome including the dog...there's a jar of gravy bones dog biscuits on the bar! The food was fabulous and we can't thank... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a meal here over the weekend and the food was really good and the prices were very reasonable. I would book if you're going here as it seemed popular as my friend and I managed to grab the last table.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Surprised to see only a 3 star food hygiene rating. Nearly turned round but thought we would give it a go.

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

The 3 star food hygiene rating was awarded about a year ago, just after we had taken over the business when there were still structural works needed in the kitchen, These are all completed and we are delighted to report that after a further inspection in August 2015 we now have a 5 star rating! What a shame you only... More 

Melksham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had an evening meal here during a family holiday. The food was nice enough, I had a steak and ale pie with chips that was perfectly pleasant. My kids both liked their Mac and cheese. It took quite a while for the deserts to arrive despite most of our party having ice cream. I had a summer berry Eton... More 

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

We are disappointed on this occasion that you only feel our offer was "nicely average". We do aim to serve fresh food as quickly as possible, but the popularity of our home-made desserts can sometimes cause delays in desserts service times. For this we apologise. We are glad that you and you children enjoyed your main courses but are disappointed... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have visited recently and the food was good, although very bus y we had excellent service. We will certainly be visiting again.

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

We are a very busy seasonal pub and are delighted that our guests are getting excellent service even at our busiest times! See you again soon. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Booked at short notice. Accommodated 4 adults, toddler and baby in a buggy by moving us to a bigger area on arrival. It was a busy Friday night so recommend booking. We expected to wait but actually food came quickly. Was of high standard but portions could have been a bit bigger. Sweets were delightful. Price was reasonable we thought... More 

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

"Atmosphere was lovely. Service was good and friendly. Enjoyable night out." Thank you for these great comments! More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have enjoyed the food and service of the present operators of this pub in two of their previous venues, so looked forward to sampling The Halfway Inn once they had had time to get it organised to their style. We were not disapppointed. The food was good, locally sourced, and served in an attentive and friendly way. Inside, it... More 

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

Thank you for your comments! we will look forward to seeing you again and serving a pint of real ale in a "handled" glass.! More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Popped in for lunch before continuing to Corfe Castle (like most people I would guess) and having found the little non smoking patio area enjoyed a really nice lunch, dogs welcome and even got a little treat from the staff. Service was great and left very happy that we had stopped by. Looks like it could get very busy but... More 

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

We are very glad that you and your dogs enjoyed the experience at The Halfway Inn. Thank you for your comments. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited with family - 3 adults and 3 teenage kids - on a busy Friday night in August. Lovely food and wine but we did have to wait an hour for our meal. To be fair they warned me there would be a long wait when I ordered. Very nice staff and overall a v nice evening. We will be... More 

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

We are glad that you enjoyed you meal and would visit us again. When we are very busy it is not possible to serve our fresh food menu more quickly. We do however ensure that customers are told if there is a wait so they can choose whether to stay or not. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the pub whilst on a camping trip locally. We got there on a Sunday night and were told there was an hours wait for food. Normally we would have moved on but it was too late and having our children with us and not knowing the area we decided to stay as we needed to get them fed.... More 

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

At very busy times, with a fresh food menu, it is sometimes unavoidable that there will be a wait for food. We do try to ensure that you are told if there will be a wait so you have the option to stay or to move on. Obviously on this occasion you were advised of the wait and chose to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 38
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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