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the blue raddle

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Bar, British, Pub
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9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
01305 267762
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Derby, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the kind of pub you would like to call your local. Full of interesting characters, and run by a friendly landlord and landlady serving good beer (well it is for me - they serve my favourite - London Pride, as well as Buncombe). Not only this but the menu is interesting, and the food good quality. We took... More 

Thank OlderGuy1956
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, really busy though, had steak,ale and mushroom pie was really well cooked, great service proper pub ale and food

Thank Tttpage
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Raddle serves well-kept beer with a variety of 'real' ales. The staff are very good, and it has the ambience of a local pub without the annoying loud music and tedious décor of many pubs.

Thank barryjohn1948
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a really lovely traditional pub with friendly staff, a good range of cask ales, and classic pub food done well. I had a steak and kidney pie with chips and peas, which was done very nicely with good quality meat and nice chunky chips. The bread pudding and custard was also delicious. The atmosphere is old-school pubby, in... More 

Thank Jake B
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A quirky pub with a sense of humour. The beers were all excellently served by knowledgeable and helpful staff. Comfortable seating, and a selection of Private Eyes in the Gents.

Thank Ruddy-Tripper
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to see Ab Fab at the brilliant plaza cinema in Dorchester And looked for a good food pub close by for dinner. The blue Raddle is a proper pub with a fantastic bar but equally fantastic food home made by the landlady . You order off the blackboard, no fancy menus to get most In. No credit card or... More 

Thank sanj902
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A small pub for which you need to get in early to get a table to eat at or book one. Typical pub food with a twist using locally produced ingredients. Food is tasty and hot and plentiful. Service is very good and not rushed giving you chance to enjoy the atmosphere of a local pub. There is a good... More 

Thank Dodie1964
Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Called in after a longish business meeting. Attracted by the outside themed decor and self depreciating style. Well decorated and run pub with friendly staff and owner and good food and a good range of beers and cider which are well kept and served. The food is excellent, diverse, local and well cooked. The bits of history and amusing cartoons,... More 

Thank Tim O
Brighton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a warm welcome. It is indeed a place where regulars meet; it didn't matter we were visitors at all. The staff are very friendly and hospitable. The food is excellent; excellent portions and a varied menu. A proper pub. Thank you. You'll see us again next time we visit Dorchester.

Thank marple5
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you want to experience what Pubs were like before being changed into themed gastro eating places then this little Pub is a "Must " . You can be assured of a warm welcome from the land lady .Excellent service and delicious home cooked food . It is small and cosy and always busy so booking is advisable .

Thank cockleshell2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01305 267762
If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the ales and Landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn't bad either! As if a visit to The Raddle isn't entertaining enough there are regular folk and Irish style music nights as well as a wacky charity meat draw every Friday evening and a quiz featuring quizmaster The Creative Accountant at the turn of every fiscal quarter.The Raddle is the home of 'laughter on tap'!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?