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The Old Inn

Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
01202 883029
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Holt
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Wimborne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited for the first time today. Parking was good. Entrance has a lovely patio are with picnic tables and flowerbeds, We were there for lunch and chose a table inside. I LOVED the decor! I guess its a F&B job. Plenty of natural wood, red bricks, and joy of joy - REAL fresh flowers. Background music... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Food is ok , unfortunatly the landlord is badly mannered and should not be dealing with the general public.

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OldInnHolt, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

A little surprised at your very short review. Its so short I have no idea why you think I am badly mannered or how I have offended you in anyway. I apologise, but not sure for what apart from offending you. More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Back in January I commented on what a good place this has become. I’m happy to tell you it still is.

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OldInnHolt, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It is much appreciated by the whole team as we are always working hard to offer the best food and service possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Old Inn and showing off our new patio. More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I can only reiterate the previous reviewer's comments. I would not normally trouble to write a review but our treatment by the waitress and what appeared to be the chef was shocking. Having sent one meal back (my fault I didn't read the menu properly) I was asked if I would like a replacement. I was shocked to receive the... More

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OldInnHolt, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

We were not surprised that you decided to write your first review about us. Our menus are printed in bold print and you ordered Whole Grilled Plaice with a lemon & Herb Butter served with sautéed potatoes and Salad. £12.95 After serving the main course, the waitress returned to your table to check if everything was ok. You said that... More

Wimborne Minster
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very attentive service, good choice on menu, food delicious, lovely village, plenty of parking and garden for children with bouncy castle when requested

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Myself and my partner went to the Old Inn for dinner and were extremely disappointed by the encounter. The Food the was over priced and very poorly cooked as well taking a long time to come to the table with an owner uninterested in hearing our complaints. Also the beer is poorly kept and tastes closer to sucking on lead... More

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OldInnHolt, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

I was sorry tor read your comments, and especially that you find me rude. We are proud of our beer and have a strict pipe cleaning rota which keeps the quality of the beer to a very high standard. We clean the pipes twice a week and whenever we change a barrel we flush the pipe through with fresh water.... More

Dorset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had a snack lunch, but this was enough to whet my taste buds to return. Great staff attentive and the quality and portion sizes were first class. Thankyou.

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Puddletown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited with a friend who had a Living Social Voucher for "Afternoon Tea, with Bubbles". We had pre-booked, and arrived to see the table laid with beautiful crockery, for Afternoon Tea. When we sat down, we were served a glass of sparkling wine and offered tea or coffee. We were offered a selection of sandwiches, a scone with Jam... More

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Verwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Over the Easter weekend the Old Inn became a bit of a haven for all our family! After a very relaxing drink on Friday night catching up with family and friends we discovered that they had a giant bouncy slide for the children! That was Saturday pretty much sorted then! A lovely sunny garden with a G&T in hand and... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

There is a welcoming friendly atmosphere in this country pub. The food is very good and the service excellent. It is well worth a visit in the evening during the summer because of the view of the sunset. However it is advisable to book in advance because of its popularity with the locals.

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OldInnHolt, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complement us. It is full appreciated by all the staff, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Old Inn in the near future to so we can show off our new patio area More

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