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“A good hostelry” 4 of 5 stars
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The Greyhound Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   26 High St | Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
London
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359 reviews
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“A good hostelry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A pub with rooms in an adjacent building. The room was well appointed and being in an old building had odd corners and ceilings.
We had a skylight looking onto other roofs - disappointing view
The lobby has wellies and umbrellas for guests to use
Breakfast is in the dining room of the pub - it was good with very well sourced ingredients and nicely presented
Apparently the pub does good meals but we did not get a chance to try this out

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a great lunch here - fish and chips twice followed by an Eton Mess for two to share. Food beautifully presented and tasted good too. Service with a smile and biscuits for our puppy. We have been several times when on holiday and this has always been a reliably good place to come.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Came upon the Greyhound by chance, sadly it was closed that evening but decided to go back with friends the following day. Wonderful food, well worth the trip back. Would go again. The slow roast belly pork was wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bordon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

had very chewy steak which was served with a overpowering orange butter which ruined the taste of the whole meal did not ask for the butter
cheescake would have been ok but had lumps of undisolved gelatine
did not stay only had food

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Six of us booked for dinner on Good Friday evening. Our table was in a very crowded main bar area where a quiz night was being held (no mention of this when we booked) and not in the restaurant which remained empty all night for some strange reason. We had a vase of Daffodils on the table which would have been a nice touch had they not been dead!! The lady who took our order was very friendly and took our order in the way you would expect. I had Mussels, which were overcooked and accompanied by stale bread. Two people had Fish n Chips which were grossly overpriced in relation to the portion size- it was a case of spot the fish inside the thick layer of batter.The rest of the party deemed their meal as average. We were planning to stay for dessert but the Quizzers were hovering around our table waiting for our seats which made everyone feel uncomfortable. One final grizzle - I went to the bar to buy a round of drinks and part way through serving me the barman answered the phone and left me standing while he had a fairly long conversation- no apology followed!. We eat out a lot in the area and whist the Greyhound has a lovely character it lets itself down with the food and service and we certainly wouldn't go back there in a hurry!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew M, Front Office Manager at The Greyhound Inn, responded to this review, May 22, 2015
Good Afternoon Martyn R

Thank you for posting your review of your visit with us here at the Greyhound Inn.

Having recently changed hands we now offer what we believe to be a fantastic experience to all our guests. With our recently updated bar area, new menus, specials and large selection of Ales and Wines we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future, and promise that your next experience will not be a reflection of your last

Kind Regards

Kelly Graham
Deputy Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

On a recent Dorset cottage holiday we lived 6 minutes from the Greyhound It's a beautiful village with a great local. Friendly owners and staff. Good beer. Interesting wine list.

We had 2 dinners. 1 Sunday lunch and 1 sandwich lunch.

Varied from very good to truly excellent. Solid portions Varied menu.

Was a highlight of the holiday.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

.....We were warmly greeted on a damp Saturday afternoon. The Inn was warm and welcoming in atmosphere, the staff were attentive and food was served promptly. We had a lovely warm welcome from Annabel and Theresa and team.

All four of us had the salmon main course with a curried type sauce, rice and onion Bahji. The salmon was moist and full of flavour as were the sauce and accompaniments. The 'starters' were very good indeed and in particular, the haggis starter with egg and root mash was quite delicious, and it was a clever idea to pair haggis with a perfectly cooked egg.

A variety of deserts were served, particularly well executed were the lemon posset, which had an intense citrus flavour and the prosecco jelly (which I asked for with cream). The latter was a light and delicious end to the meal. Somehow, the chef (Conrad) had managed to preserve the 'petillant' character of the prosecco within the jelly, which was a 'tour de force' and attractively served in a flute served upon a sugar coated plate with strawberry and cream on one side. Coffee was served with some petits fours.

The restaurant was busy with a large party, but this did not affect the service or the quality of the food. Altogether a fine lunch, we left full of good food!

The Macon Villages white which we drunk, was particularly good as well, not too dry and ideal with the curried salmon having a good body and no acidity.

Thank you, Greyhound Inn, for an enjoyable lunch! We will return.....!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26 High St | Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Greyhound Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 this is Dorset's Dining Pub of the Year twice in the past three years. Handsome 18th century coaching inn in one of England's prettiest villages, full of thatched cottages with a trout stream running through. Mentioned in Thomas Hardy's novels and the setting for Hollywood films of his work.Six newly refurbished bedrooms, dvds, ipod docks, proper pillows and duvets, wellies for bad weather and an award winning restaurant just across the car park from our stable block rooms.Families positively welcomed and we'll make you something to eat no matter what time you arrive. ... more   less 
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