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The Horse with the Red Umbrella

10 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UJ, England
+44 1305 262019
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (59 reviews)
“chorizo stew” (3 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UJ, England
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had lunch at this friendly restaurant, varied menu and specials on the day. Home cooked meals and reasonable prices. Good for all ages

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Great food, fantastic service from lovely staff, superb setting. Recommend the bubble and squeak for breakfast.

Thank DitchS
johnandfranca, Owner at The Horse with the Red Umbrella, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

thankyou for the kind words.John

Reviewed June 26, 2016

Excellent atmosphere. Homemade cakes and a pot of tea. What more could you ask for in a busy city. The staff together with the decor are full of character. I would most definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank tjfclily
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on following a recommendation. Just had sandwiches and teas. Delightful service and excellent food at great value. Other diners' full lunches looked great too.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed June 6, 2016

A warm welcome greets you. Lovely food, great service and good prices. We visit everytime we are in Dorcester. Or if you prefer, a cake or two to take away are always excellent

Thank dggriffin
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Popped into The horse with the red umbrella by recommendation of a lady in the local jewellers. Had a drink and a slice of cake staff was welcoming and nice.

Thank Pat C
johnandfranca, Owner at The Horse with the Red Umbrella, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

thankyou so much for your kind words .I will pass on to staff.

Reviewed June 2, 2016

The staff in this café welcome you like old friends. If you, like us, are fed up with staff in cafes acting as though they are doing you a favour, then a visit here is a must. Lovely cakes, great cup of tea and a...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Bought some cakes to take away, my favourite was the maple and pecan sponge, would buy that again, much better than the Real Food Company, also well known along the south coast. Cafe very busy, obviously very popular.

Thank Stuart L
johnandfranca, Owner at The Horse with the Red Umbrella, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

I am so glad you like our cakes .Thankyou very much .

Reviewed May 13, 2016

I love it here, it's not flash and they just do everything so well. Good ingredients, friendly, attentive service, and a simple menu with enough variety meet most tastes.

Thank TheAquaPortland
Reviewed April 29, 2016

superb cakes and coffee were very enjoyable .Parking is difficult so not so easy for people with walking problems

Thank sue c
johnandfranca, Owner at The Horse with the Red Umbrella, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2016

thankyou for your kind comments.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262019
once a famous theatre we specialise in homecooked food with yummy homemade sponges to die for.We welcome all humans aswell as doggies.We are right in the heart of Dorchester opposite the County Museum.
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