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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
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Monday night when the cottage was full. We were ushered to two chairs at a small table in the lounge for drinks which we found impersonal and hard to have a quiet intimate conversation. The restaurant was very busy and again the table for two was not good for quiet conversation. Service was efficient but lacked... More 

Thank Tennis685828
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service and very good food. A nice comfortable place to eat in a lovely cottage environment. Nice garden for drinks while ordering. Cost about £47.50 per head and that's about right for what you get. Recommended.

Thank Laurie S
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived and was greeted by Freya with her warm, friendly, professional manner, we knew we had found the perfect place for our mini break. The bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. We ate dinner on both nights and found the food faultless and very well presented, a truly creative chef. We met the owner on our... More 

Thank Heather I
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brought some friends here. You can peruse the menu in the lounge, or garden in the summer, with an aperitif. Staff very welcoming and pleasant, and very efficient (even kept our husbands abreast of the football scores!). Good choice on set menu, well worth the price (especially with a extra cheese course free). Food beautifully presented and very tasty. Staff... More 

Thank Classic1531
Derby, United Kingdom
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448 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let's be clear, you're going to have a wonderful time here. The service is attentive, the pre-meal cocktail setting delightful, and the food is good. But it is only good. It doesn't reach the heights you would expect based on how it looks, and how much you pay. We took the £37,50 3 course meal (which actually includes a fourth... More 

Thank OlderGuy1956
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited back in April and can only agree with all the other comments on TA. From the service by the young waitresses, who were both very pleasant and efficient, through to the superb food everything was absolute top drawer. A very nice touch was the cheese service before the mouthwatering desserts. We’ll be back !!

Thank Mike G
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have had a wonderful meal at Yarlbury Cottage. A warm welcome when we arrived, then drinks in the lounge with olives and little tasters which were delicious. Our three course meal was beautiful . I had the chicken parfait to start which is the best I have ever had. My main of fillet of beef was... More 

Thank Fivexsteve
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a family weekend. We were looked after so so well it puts everywhere else I have ever stayed into the shade. YC deserves at least 6 star rating. The rooms were clean and well appointed. The food is on a different level. This is coming from someone who regularly eats at Michelin starred restaurants and in... More 

Thank Tom B
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having had the pleasure of staying at the Yalbury Cottage on a number of occasions I find it hard to compare to some of the so called "top" hotels. The warm feel when you walk through the door, the service, the way you are made well when you stay there are second to none. The rooms are spacious, clean and... More 

Thank Oliver H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stayed for one night B&B Owner showed us to our room and explained how everything worked Breakfast was mediocre We did not have and meal in the evening as resutrant fully booked So book early if you would like to eat your evening meal at Yalbury Cottage

Thank Ann0608

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $47
British, Gluten Free, European, Vegetarian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?