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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
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Broadmayne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here twice in 2 weeks.. Had excellent meals.. Sea bass, and a lovely vegetarian pie.. Would certainly recommend.. Very relaxed and comfortable ...

Thank 141Emma
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in Lulworth for the weekend and The Wise Man was recommended to us for lunch. We found the pub easily. Set in a beautiful little village of thatched cottages the pub is nicely decorated, with a good selection of wines and spirits. As the weather was so good we sat outside and the outdoor pizza oven was up... More 

Thank charloheslop
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful village pub offers the very best in Sunday lunches, carvery it is not. An appetising range of roast meat, with beautiful presentation and wonderfully cooked vegetables. The specials boasted a range of 4/5 fresh fish dishes, the whole plaice in caper butter was cooked to perfection and the roast lamb, generous, pink on interesting crockery, lifting the appearance... More 

Thank jenks6102
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Monday night is pie night, £11 for pie, chips, veg and a pint is excellent value. The pies were good too- hand made and a proper pie (i.e. fully encased in pastry)! The main menu looked good too and I'd be interested return and try that out. The service was friendly but somewhat lacking in depth, and food seemed to... More 

Thank James A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very tasty meal in a pretty village pub, they catered very willingly for a food intolerance. Everyone was happy with there food and we will be going back

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West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told about The Wise Man pub by some of our returning guests who drove by it when doing the local 'Hardy rounds' a year ago. They wrote it down and this year decided to book dinner and try it. We are glad they did - thanks Pat & Bob :-) We like to know about great local food... More 

Thank BindonBottom
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a table for four and arrived early. We therefore parked our car in the fairly large parking lot and strolled around this small and pretty Dorset village with many thatched roof cottages and well tended gardens. It is a quiet village close to Dorchester. The exterior of the pub is unassuming and the furnishings are rustic. The... More 

Thank workingdogs
cheshire UK
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Visited on a quite Tuesday evening. As soon as we set foot inside we had a good feeling about the Wise Man. Very comfortable and obviously set up for fine dining. Not a very extensive menu but some lovely dishes to choose from. Food was excellent. However if you are offering fine dining then please pay attention to detail! Our... More 

Thank henryhale
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had a great experience at the Wise Mann. Excellent food, lovely setting and scenery. Staff were very friendly and courteous and good selection of drinks.

Thank Dantaylor87
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Called in here on or way from Dorchester to Lulworth Cove, what a good choice. Wonderful thatched village, and pub. Wide choice on the lunch menu, from sandwiches to full (and I do mean full) three course lunch. I had Ham Hock & Chicken Shortcrust Pastry Pie, Leek & Cheddar Mash £12.50 excellent pastry and full of lovely ham and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01305261970

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