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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
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived for a wedding breakfast along with an escort of neon clad cyclists on a pub crawl. The staff handled this expertly and with great humour. You had the impression that nothing could rock these people from what they do best. The hospitality was as warm as the weather - nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent.... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Pleasant surroundings for a summer lunch in the country. The food was excellent, however the services was poor. Maybe this is why they add a service charge but I was unaware of as it was not detailed on the menu. I do not expect for desserts for three people to be delivered to the table for two people and then... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a simple meal, but it was wonderfully cooked. All the service was excellent and very friendly. This all coupled with sitting out in the pretty new garden area and lovely company meant our evening was one certainly to remember. The only thing I can give some criticism on was the price of the desserts which I think are... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had our 2nd meal in as many weeks at the old inn and both times food is delicious. Deep fried brie is to die for(starter) We found ALL staff at the old inn very friendly and efficient and on first visit chef (landlord??) came out into restaurant and chatted with us. This is a hidden gem. Quality food and service.... More

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Wimborne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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

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