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The Old Inn

British, Gastropub
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Holt Wimborne, Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
+44 1202 883029
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Food led pub famous for Steak & Kidney Pie with proper short-crust pastry...
Food led pub famous for Steak & Kidney Pie with proper short-crust pastry. Perfect for summer days as a great suntrap and watching some of the greatest sunsets in the uk.
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food In Great Location

My fiancé, Me and my parents visiting The Old Inn for an evening meal for the first time and it was fantastic. The service was quick and friendly throughout and the food was delicious through each course. Would thoroughly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Jack Y
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

So bad I almost couldn't be bothered to review it. Just spent Easter in Bruges (Belgium) where every meal was a delight. Come back to the UK to this... Overcooked whitebait starter. Sent back. Meagre portion size too (in comparison to the generous Belgians). Overcooked Yorkshire puddings. Someone had whitebait as main course (not overcooked), no hint of a side... More 

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

Customer- Awful Awful Awful !!!!!. We are not a Gastro-pub, and have never claimed to be. The Facts. After eating over 3/4 of your whitbait you complained to the waitress it was overcooked. You were offered a replacement but declined. I agree the whitebait was overcooked, hence us removing it from you bill. We do not serve salad with the... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had lunch here today. We have eaten here a few times before. The service is friendly and efficient. We love the food here - always well prepared and presented. Their steak and kidney pie is delicious - proper shortcrust pastry (not in a bowl with a puff pastry lid) and generous with the kidney. Great range of desserts and the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to report your positive experience at The Old Inn. Good comments always motivate the team as they strive to offer the best pub experience in the area. More 

Stonehouse, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My fiancé, Me and my parents visiting The Old Inn for an evening meal for the first time and it was fantastic. The service was quick and friendly throughout and the food was delicious through each course. Would thoroughly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at The Old Inn. It is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Old Inn in the near future. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My family and I have been very frequent visitors to the Old Inn over the last 30 years and through many changes of management, however, our experience on March 18th may well bring our custom to an end. It was my Mum's birthday and she chose the venue. I should point out that throughout the meal, we were all very... More 

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

Why you have to be rude and insulting to my staff, astounds me. Both members of staff have worked at the Old Inn for a number of years and unnecessary. It is clear that you were happy with the food except for the shoulders of lamb, for which you received a full refund. The service offered did not meet your... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I popped in here at lunchtime today as it's the 1st chance we have had for a while to eat out and might i say how impressed we both were. The staff were very polite and efficient and the menu has plenty to choose from too.She ordered a rump steak that was perfectly cooked to medium rare... More 

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

Thank for taking the time to compliment us on our food. The team works hard to offer the best standard of food & service, and it is much appreciated when guests take time to compliment as it is so easy to use trip advisor to complain fairly or in many cases unfairly, by exaggerating and distorting the true events. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend and I decided to try The Old Inn at Holt for a birthday celebration prompted by the 'Chateaubriand Groupon Offer' We were greeted by a waitress who was obviously on her own and very stressed.She asked twice if we had booked and I pointed out my name which was on the top of the page.Oh I've given your... More 

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

I am sorry we offered you poor service when you dined at the Old Inn. On this occasion, my mother was in hospital after having a major heart attack. The member of staff who was covering phoned in sick, leaving my wife to run the front of house. I was on my way back from visiting my mother at East... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Have only recently moved into the area & wanted to seek out a great Sunday lunch venue. We found it at the first attempt! What a gorgeous pub/restaurant! As a non-meat eater, there were loads of vegetarian & fish options to choose from - a pleasant change! I opted for Thai curry mussels & they were amazing; large plump mussels... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at the Old Inn. We always aim to meet guests expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Old Inn. More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have been back here 5 times since my initial review. With no complaints Booked again tonight and brought my daughter and her boyfriend with us. How very disappointing it was! Lovely mussels but bland, tasteless juice, sauté potatoes which were so over cooked and hard they were inedible, flavourless chilli but overpowering heat at back of throat, liver and bacon... More 

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

I am sorry to ready we did not meet your expectations last night. I was on duty and the restaurant was packed. After I cleared your starter plates, I asked if everything was ok and you and your guests responded with a yes. There was no mention of the disappointment with the mussels. In fact it did not stop your... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Old Inn for a lovely meal using a voucher we had bought from living social. We enjoyed a lovely meal of chateaubriand with chips and salad. The staff were lovely but we felt the atmosphere lacked a little but it was a quiet evening. Overall we will certainly go back and hopefully it might be a... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited for lunch with the family. Service was great, nice and friendly staff. Food was good. P.S. The house red could be better quality for the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holt Wimborne, Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster  >  Holt
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 883029

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Description

Food led pub famous for Steak & Kidney Pie with proper short-crust pastry. Perfect for summer days as a great suntrap and watching some of the greatest sunsets in the uk.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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