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A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful 3 course meal here, the staff we're friendly and helpful. The food was just perfect for a small country pub.

Thank MrsBurns88
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed near by recommended to eat here and we were not disappointed a lovely meal served well from start to finish by the young waitress I think her name was Indra sorry if got it wrong.

Thank Dale B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in on way back from weekend away at about 2.30 on a Sunday. Great service, great beer and cider and limited but superb snacking menu. Food arrived quickly and we were soon on our way. For a pub with a captive audience on the a31 they stood out. Will visit again.

Thank JayDub
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here on the way to Bridport and very glad we did,a light airy atmosphere and very intentive staff,the food was of very good quality and served exactly how we wished it,not the cheapest but well worth it.We left feeling comfortably full and feel we had good value for money.Would use again without doubt.

1 Thank joannemillest16
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely meal. Was greeted by a very pleasant welcome, the food was to die for. freshly cooked to order. My Mother and I had the pork loin and it was heaven. My Dad had fish and chips, and said it was the best ever. My Partner who is so fussy had burger and said it was purfect (... More 

3 Thank Andi N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends at this establishment on Sunday and respect that they are using a set lunch menu, we found this to be very limited in relation to choice and quite expensive, overall the food we had was good and hot so 1 point for that

Thank Tony B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a meal one evening to break up car journey. Good place to stop. Decour lovely and place was spotlessly clean. Young lady who served us was very helpful and provided good service. It was a nice evening so we sat outside in the lovely beer garden. I had the chicken with gnocchi and my husband had the... More 

Thank Leo-of-the-barbican
Winterborne Zelston, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant pub, friendly staff, amazing food excellent service... Everything made fresh to order... Well worth the wait to enjoy food of this quality from a country pub.. Would recommend a visit if you like your food fresh....

Thank emmijane
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on the off chance for a light lunch. We were met by a large sign on the bar declaring they were extremely short staffed. We ordered two bowls of 'home made' soup. It duly turned up, without the promised bread and even a spoon. Sadly, it was barely warm, we complained and the landlady offered to microwave... More 

2 Thank Pwrrtyuuiiii
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Never been and had heard good and bad reviews, both my husband and myself have worked in the industry before, but can honestly say it is well with a visit, I had the chicken in a lemon and herb crust with gnocchi courgettes in a provencal sauce, my husband had the lager battered fish all cooked fresh and to perfection.... More 

2 Thank Tracey W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A31 | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum  >  Winterborne Zelston
  • Phone Number: 01929459227

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