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The Giant Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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24, Long Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF, England
+44 1300 341441
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here before but it is always a pleasant surprise to find still as good as ever. It is rare to find such excellent home cooked food for such terrific value. The desserts continue to tempt and delight on top of lovely main courses. The welcome is always cheery and helpful.

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1 Thank maggie s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited for my son's first birthday - just some food with family. We've been many times before, but this time was disappointing. It says it's dog friendly but we were berated for having a puppy there - despite other dogs being present. This meant the dog had to sit on my lap all night, which is difficult with a... More 

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1 Thank Jodie W
Ancient Kingdom of Wessex
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had a short break in Dorset and chanced upon this pub in the delightful village of Cerne Abbas. First class food, friendly and efficient service and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank GrumpyOldDevil
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Was in town off season for work, great quite little pub with traditional British ales. Not far from the local Cerne Abbas "Giant". Only had beer, as chef was off the 2 nights I was there, but heard food is good. The do have an inside Skittles court.

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Thank Stas' K
Yateley
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

What a refreshing change to visit a very pretty corner of Dorset and to find a friendly run Pub with great food and a great feel and a lovely quiet rear garden with a skittle alley. I would highly recommend this pub and Cerne Abbas .

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1 Thank Peter H
manchester
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had a super quiet Sunday Lunch (the pub had been cut off due to the Weymouth triathlon, though we just said we were going to Cerne Abbas and got through ok?!). Beautiful roast beef, slightly pink and great sauce (sacrilege to call it gravy), crispy Yorkshire pudding, al dente vegetables. If only this place was closer, I want to... More 

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Thank aj1965
Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I stopped in initially for a quick cappuccino. It was so good, after we had burnt a few kilojoules hiking up to the top of the "Giants Hill" we came straight back for lunch. Such friendly service, great menu, & perfect music! If we lived in Cerne Abbas this pub would quickly become our second home!

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1 Thank Paul R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very nice, friendly pub where I had the best crab sandwiches on lovely wholemeal bread that wasn't doorsteps.

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1 Thank Janet J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Excellent service and very friendly and the sirloin steak was unbelievable, probably the best I've ever eaten. Will certainly be eating there whenever I'm in the area.

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1 Thank Steve B
Yorkshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

French night at the giant inn last night, the atmosphere was like a bistro, the food was exceptionally magnificent, all home cooked to a very high standard. Thank you to Sheila and Mark, the wonderful landlords.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24, Long Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Cerne Abbas
  • Phone Number: +44 1300 341441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?