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Long Lane, Wimborne Minster BH21 7AH, England
01202882140
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Party of 10

OK so we booked a bit last minute. We had a party of 10 for lunch. The premises, the menu and the food could not be faulted. However the attitude of the landlady was appalling. My brother in law merely asked what the contents of one of the pumps was and she belittled him and asked what part of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane S
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St Martins, United Kingdom
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St Martins, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK so we booked a bit last minute. We had a party of 10 for lunch. The premises, the menu and the food could not be faulted. However the attitude of the landlady was appalling. My brother in law merely asked what the contents of one of the pumps was and she belittled him and asked what part of the... More 

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2 Thank Jane S
Stamford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here in a party of 6 very disappointed at no time were we asked 'how is/was the food' the scampi was well over done and the lunch menu was a bit uninspiring to say the least..All in all the food and the service was average and certainly felt understaffed as we only ever saw one person during our... More 

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Thank Gerry S
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite pre-booking a table it wasn't ready when we arrived. After being shown to our table we waited a good 20 minutes for someone to come & take our order, but nobody did so we had to go & ask. Landlord didn't even remember showing us to our table & landlady very abrupt. So we left & won't be returning... More 

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Thank Glenda E
Dorset
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needs more staff - service slow. oriental food on he menu but the menu is pretty average. Needs some enthusiasm from the staff to make one feel welcome

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Thank HappyHouse
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely pub in a rural setting. There is a wide range in the menu so plenty for old and young alike. We took my 89 year old mum there for a birthday meal which she thoroughly enjoyed. The Thai curry is delicious and always my favourite and the landlady is delightful and fun. This pub should be... More 

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Thank Chris A
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local to Wimborne pubs we called in for a drink while out on a bike ride. No welcome, just a loud YES to ask what we wanted and then a loud ANYTHING ELSE. We were a bit dumbstruck ! 2 beers and one pkt of nuts, which were slammed down on the bar, all for 10 pounds plus... More 

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1 Thank Judith L
Dorset, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have used the Barley Mow off and on for many years and it has always been a good pub. On a bright cold and frosty day we thought the Barley Mow would be the perfect choice for lunch with its big open log fire and cosy bar. What a disappointment, only one fire, a gas fire, going in the... More 

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Thank incentiveTravelman
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely large old pub located just outside of Wimborne. It is cosy despite its size, with roaring fires and lots of seating. We were passing and stopped in for coffee and a slice of (delicious) cheesecake. We wished we'd found it for lunch but had already eaten. The staff were super sweet and there were excellent facilities... More 

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Thank ClaireTwickles
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Barley Mow is well known for being a good country pub so we and some friends arranged to meet for lunch between Christmas and the New Year. I think the proprietors must have had the day off and left the place to relatives to run for the day as those serving us really hadn't a clue. The drinks order... More 

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Thank WessexRed
Poole, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found by accident!!. Atmosphere was great. Staff were attentive and nothing too much trouble. Food was excellent. Generally lovely time in a beautiful location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Long Lane, Wimborne Minster BH21 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
  • Phone Number: 01202882140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?