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The Botany Bay Inne

A 31 Main Road | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
+44 1929 459227
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A 31 Main Road | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best carvery we have ever had. Food lovely, hot, well cooked, vegetables not over cooked. Your table is called so when you go up it’s not queues of people, just your table. Staff attentive, know what they are doing, and being managed by...More

Thank pOtter1_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to several Friday night pie nights recently at The Botany Bay Inne and found the food very good and have recommended to many people. The only fault I could find was that the increase in price per meal of a £1.00. Hopefully in...More

Thank Zuma75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with friends for Sunday lunch.. The food was tasty and a good choice. Roast was from the carvery. There are other meals apart from roasts. Only problem we had was that one of us ordered roast from carvery and others ordered off the...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

TUCK & TAVERNS. Botany Bay Inne, Winterborne Zelston. Best Lasagne and Garlic bread Lin has tasted in a Tavern so far. Shepherd’s pie was pretty good to, with a jug of grave, and peas. Service was good, pleasant and attentive, and the whole establishment was...More

Thank Terence A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met my husband here for a date-night dinner not having visited for many years but heard good things on social media. Visited again a few days later for breakfast and then returned for All-you-can-eat Pie Night on Friday with friends who live locally. Each visit...More

Thank Yettie50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a friendly welcome. Lunch was sublime and such a good range of beers on tap. The staff were fantastic with our 5 year old with out being invasive and overbearing. BEST ONION RINGS ever a bold statement to male but one I’m happy to...More

Thank Toni A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this pub on our way home from Devon and we were not disappointed the staff were very friendly the service excellent and likewise the food. Also Excellent Badger Ales.

Thank baxterg4eow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered beef ploughman's and Thai green curry. The ploughman's was served with a Huge amount of rocket salad, chutney not horseradish and it was OK. The Thai curry was poor,. The rice was overcooked and not the correct rice and the chicken was overcooked...More

Thank janhope2410
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a family, food was great and lovely staff highly recommended. Service was very quick and there is a lovely outdoor space as well.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service, 6 of us had the cavery and all voted delicious! Service was equally good. Turkey and beef on offer, and chef easily accommodated one of our party who liked her beef well done rather than pink. I don’t eat meat, or...More

Thank HelenRig2018
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Jo A
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Mark L | Property representative |
Hi Jo, we open for breakfast at 9am every morning which is served until 11.30am and then lunch until 3pm.
December 17, 2017|
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Response from cherryred39 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your suggestion. I believe the pub is now under new management. There doesn’t seem to be any pubs near to me.
Judy E
September 7, 2017|
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Response from SAM C | Reviewed this property |
I could not see a specific one. I'd give them a bell. The only place I've ever seen Separate menus for ALL allergic/intolarences was at Izzizi's in Dorchester who had huge section of Nut free, Glut free and MANY other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A 31 Main Road | Winterborne Zelston, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum DT11 9ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum  >  Winterborne Zelston
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 459227
  • E-mail
Dorset Country Pub - As New Owners Since November 2017, We look forward to welcoming to visitors old and new and locals alike. Our ambition is to serve good traditional pub food at the highest standards! In addition to our fantastic menu, we offer Badger real ales, delicious wines and soft/hot drinks. Service starts daily with a Traditional Breakfast followed by lunch and dinner. We are open all day, 7 days a week from Easter through to October, but from November through to the end of February, we offer limited open times, but always with a breakfast and lunch service. In addition, we serve a superb Sunday Carvery every week between 12pm and 7pm, but unfortunately "When our Roasts are gone, they are Gone!" so please book early to help us to ensure that we don not run out and disappoint! "Pie Night Fridays" is one of our feature nights - when we offer "All that you can eat" for £9.95! Booking is always recommended as we do get very busy!! We look forward to welcoming you very soon!
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