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Holt Wimborne, Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
+44 1202 883029
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A warm welcome

Enjoyed a traditional ploughmans lunch in this pleasant pub. The decor is bright and welcoming and the staff cheerful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Liz_Leeszz
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Poole, United Kingdom
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorset, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife, young son and myself visited the Old Inn again today for dinner on our way home as we had such a nice experience last time we came here. As before the staff were all very friendly and prompt at attending to our needs, the food was of a very high standard but my favourite thing was desert. The... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had afternoon tea ,The sandwiches were lovely as were the cakes ,But the tea was not nice at all . I did tell the lady when we paid . But she didn't seem to care .

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Poole, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a traditional ploughmans lunch in this pleasant pub. The decor is bright and welcoming and the staff cheerful.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We booked the Old Inn for Sunday Lunch for 4. The table was a great size & the staff were very polite & helpful. The menu was varied, which was great as not all of us wanted a Sunday roast.! We ordered & didn't have to wait long The food was cooked to perfection with great portion sizes. Daughters were... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came across this pub by accident when out at the weekend & booked for Sunday lunch for 4. Arrived & the car park was full - but the pub was warm & welcoming. Shown to a great sized table with very polite service from the staff. A varied menu, which was good as not all of us wanted a roast.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

- 3 Families on Holiday in the local area. - Had a great experience when we visited this pub a year prior so we decided to return, - A table of 12 seated by 16:30 on a Sunday. As the families were different sizes we immediately asked for 3 separate bills to ensure we all paid fairly for our respective... More 

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

I am glad you decided to return due having a past good experience, and by your review your experience was again good until you came to pay the bill. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations when splitting the bill for you. We have a system on the tills which allows us to put items on another... More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited The Old Inn in April after which I wrote a scathing review. I was severely criticised by the owner and by my partner who said it was too harsh, ill considered and inappropriate. I apologise. I tried to send an apology to Trip Advisor, but TA thought it another review, and you can only post one review a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to remove your review. I have total respect for you for taking the time to apologizing publicly. I have managed to get Trip Advisor to remove gastro pub from the Inns discription. I hope you will try the Old Inn again Mr Whitebait and I look forward to meeting you properly and buying you... More 

Mayfair
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across The Old Inn. What a great find! The car park was quite full, which is a good sign; and inside we were not disappointed. Traditional pub decor, clean, and with homely touches. The friendly barmaid gave us warm welcome. We were promptly seated and offered a drink and the menu.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoyed your Havana cigar, and look forward to showing off the pizza terrace to you when completed. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've had Sunday Lunch here several times lately, and the experience has been excellent. Staff are welcoming and efficient, food is excellent well prepared and served, good choice of drinks. We eat out a lot and this is the best Pub/.Restaurant in the area.

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

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to putting it on Trip Advisor. Not many people do compliment and only write a review when there is an issue. The team always aims to offer the best service and food and meet the guests expectations. More 

Poole
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

So. We have decided to wait to review this resaurant as we have read previous reviews and also the responses that follow. We moved to the area 6 months ago. We looked for somewhere local to have dinner when we was traveling home late from work which is quite often. Upon our first visit, we was impressed with the log... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about the food at the Old Inn. We have been a little understaffed. This is due to being unable to find people who want to work at the pub. We have a recruitment campaign going at the moment so if you know anybody. I would be grateful. I remember serving your table and offering... More 

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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, Pub

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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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