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The Drovers Inn

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Gussage All Saints, Wimborne Minster BH21 5ET, England
01258 840084
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 31
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  • 18
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  • 18
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not an award winning pub but a nice pub

Friday 30th May 2014, On our way from Cheltenham to Poole feeling very hungry as my partner and I hadn't eaten since breakfast and it was now 6.30pm. By the Holton Inn there is a brown information sign giving information regarding an award winning Drovers Inn. { Do the people who erect these signs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2014
37Lynne
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It seems to be a rule that when pubs gain success, they also stand in most jeopardy. This pub has been excellent, but it is now (January 2015) shut up and for sale through Savills' (a snip at £475,000 if you have it in spare change). Locals tell me that a "change of use" application has been filed, so this... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've always loved the Drovers, it's a great country pub to visit in nice grounds after a long around the local area. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Landlord knows how to keep an excellent pint - a credit to Ringwood Brewery. Judging by the amount of people drinking Ringwood beer I am not alone in thinking this.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

After having visited the drovers in past years and having wonderful food and a lovely atmosphere we were out this evening locally and thought we'd pop in for a bite to eat. Ordered our drinks, polite staff and sat outside!! Flies flies and more flies! Old dog poo left on the grass and a slightly delapatated feel about the outside... More 

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Ferndown
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Service was really poor, bar left unattended for long periods while customers waiting. Attitude of bar staff poor. Need customer service training. Orange juice and lemonade, charged £3.40 for half a pint?!!! Not impressed. Won't be going back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were viewing a property just up the road from the Drovers Inn & thought it would be nice to sample the local pub food. We arrived at 1.30 pm, had to queue for at least 10 minutes as there was only one girl serving behind the bar (Bank Holiday weekend)! Alright for the locals they just go behind the... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A truly local country pub that welcomes visitors and helps them to feel part of the community. The landlord does most of the cooking which can be described as well prepared and presented village pub food at very reasonable prices compared to some of the very expensive and not so good food in other establishments. Some good music nights here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

food cold...suppose to be award winning pub. .landlord looses the plot,after drinking ,terrible atmosphere, will not be visiting again.could smell weed being smoked outside by the door, Landlord come cheff spent more time outside smoking, ? arguing in the kitchen ,no wonder it was empty has put us off for good I am amazed he manages to hold a licence.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Friday 30th May 2014, On our way from Cheltenham to Poole feeling very hungry as my partner and I hadn't eaten since breakfast and it was now 6.30pm. By the Holton Inn there is a brown information sign giving information regarding an award winning Drovers Inn. { Do the people who erect these signs ever check if the Inns are... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went for lunch with a group including young children and welcome from landlady was sincere. Landlord then came out to garden where we were sitting for a chat. Food was lovely and ale very good. Definitely will be back.

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Address: Gussage All Saints, Wimborne Minster BH21 5ET, England
Phone Number: 01258 840084
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
Cuisine: English, Pub

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  • Address: Gussage All Saints, Wimborne Minster BH21 5ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
  • Phone Number: 01258 840084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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