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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just superb. Two of us went to Yalbury to celebrate my birthday with Sunday lunch. We were cordially greeted on arrival and offered a drink in the garden, with some delightful amuses bouche to enjoy while we chose and ordered. We were told when our table was ready and in we went to a beautiful, beamed-ceiling dining room. The linen... More 

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Thank epicurus2016
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Wedding Anniversary we could have hoped for! Decided to go here literally as Trip Advisor gives it five stars! It deserves them, the whole experience warrants its great review rating. Whilst it is a more expensive restaurant than I would usually go to I can honestly say it was amongst the best food I have ever tasted and a... More 

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Thank Ruth B
Poole, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No wonder this restaurant has such high ratings. Cuisine, staff, ambience and setting are all excellent.

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Thank SeeTheBee99
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes and what a treat it was, superb evening meal, the food was brilliant. Compliments to the chef and all the staff, we were well looked after. We retired to a very comfortable room and in the morning the breakfast didn't disappoint. I think we will definitely be going again.

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Thank Lynne M
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited twice recently once with friends(6 people) and also with family(4). On both occasions warmly welcomed to what is a lovely cosy and comfortable venue. All agreed that the food was amazing, the drinks and wines not overly expensive. The staff and owner are very attentive together with the ambience it contributes to a lovely evening. Their Sunday... More 

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Thank Michael J
Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening here. We went as a group of 6 to celebrate my Father-in-law's 70th. The food was of an incredible standard and the staff were so friendly. This is a really small and intimate restaurant in the middle of the Dorset countryside and luckily for us, only 5 miles from home! We will be back!

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Thank Rob T
Wareham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Our latest visit to Yalbury was to celebrate our anniversary. We chose Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. The food was marvellous and the welcome and service was excellent. Not cheap but you get what you pay for added to which some lovely touches before and after our meal. Atmospheric country cottage setting with delightful garden, truly a place to... More 

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Thank 760aj
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night , was very happy with the room I stayed in , was met by a friendly member of staff that showed me around , then onto my room , was a nice spacious room with country feel to it , was very clean and felt very comfortable , bathroom was very nice and clean , had... More 

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Thank Gary M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I can only add to what all the other reviews say.We came for our 25th wedding anniversary, and this was the perfect place to get away, relax, have amazing food, dinner, and breakfast, and be treated as though we were long lost friends!! All i can say is thank you for making our anniversary special, and serving the best hot... More 

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Thank sm1ley30
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The reviews are certainly reflective of the restaurant. There isn't much more I can add to what others have already said. It is not cheap but it is certainly good value, the food, staff and atmosphere were all absolutely spot on. I couldn't fault it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $47
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382

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