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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
+44 1305 261970
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed to find a dog-friendly pub for an early Sunday supper (dinner). This idyllic hostelry served excellent food from a varied a la carte menu augmented by dishes of the day all sourced from local suppliers. We had sirloin steak, pork belly, cod and chips and beef & porcini mushroom pie all of which were superb. Wine list was... More 

Thank Saintsman2056
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend by a random local we got chatting to at lunch. So pleased we took her recommendation as this was superb. Great menu, exceptionally well cooked and a amazing specials board. The staff were the perfect mix of attentive without being overbearing, thank you Wise Man for a sublime evening..... great gin selection too Thoroughly recommend

Thank rothwell6162
SW England
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive had two very good meal at the Wise Man recently. I have to say that each was superb. Innovative menu, beautiful presentation and delicious. A great place for lunch.

Thank UTFDorset
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A country pub in a delightful location within easy reach of Dorchester and with a good selection of freshly prepared food. We hadn’t booked but were offered a choice of table and the welcome and service were good. I had a great tasting burger and together with the hand cut chips that accompanied it, it was the best tasting burger... More 

Thank Bon444
Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Myself and partner visited here a couple of days ago as I had heard so many good things about the food. The pub is in a pretty part of Dorset and inside is very cosy and traditional. The food was of a decent quality but a little expensive. I decided to have the pie , advertised as mushroom and beef.... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great food and Nice to have locally produced food on the menu too. Service always tip top the team get it right - drinks never run out and never felt you need to rush your evening either. Desserts are delicious

Thank F0ster5
Bottesford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Lovely pub, friendly staff and good food. Found it whilst out walking and very impressed. Really busy but they fitted us in. They had run out of the beef burgers so had to rethink order but food was really good. Would definitely return if in area and they didn't mind walkers slightly muddy boots thank goodness.

Thank alibrookes1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This has become a real gem of a pub for the south Dorset area, friendly staff who are really accommodating right from the owner Philip and his young team, all of whom have a good sense of humour and are keen to ensure the guest comes first. The food is excellent, beers well kept and a perfectly sensibly priced wine... More 

Thank valentineberesford
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We moved to the village about a year ago, and I can say without a word of hesitation that I am absolutely delighted with our local! Simply put, if you want GREAT tasting food, great service, and a convivial pub atmosphere then the Wise Man is a winner on all counts. I rarely review anything, but hats off to these... More 

1 Thank Jason B
Somerset UK
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Not living in area we go to this inn for lunch when visiting relatives, food always very good and service faultless even at busy times never a problem if you have not booked. As this Inn is tucked away and does not benefit from passing trade word of mouth is its only way of recommendation. Even a humble lunch time... More 

Thank UrchinwoodSomersetUK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261970

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?