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The Thimble Inn

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14 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester DT2 7TD, England
+44 1300 348270
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wend based on friends recommendations on a quiet wet Tuesday evening in march The pub was very quiet but the barman was very welcoming and the ambiance was friendly with a log fire. The food exceeded expectation and in addition to the normal starter, main, pudding option also had a bar snack option - this was effectively a tapas... More 

Thank Jenny N
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to find for a needle in a haystack. Great friendly service with good food. Quiet when we first entered but soon filled up. Tables were turned very quickly but we felt unrushed.

Thank Pete W
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been here on numerous occasions and it never fails to please, the food is always very nice and the staff exceptionally friendly. Would choose this restaurant for two or for a small party of diners.

Thank greyseals
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited recently for lunch. It was very quiet when we arrived, need to visit again when there might be more atmosphere. . Well decorated, clean restaurant area, tables not crowded in. We went for the burgers and certainly not disappointed! Well worth a second visit. Friendly staff.

Thank Nuttynanna19
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for our valentines meal. The food was fantastic.. Portion sizes perfect along with the way it was cooked. Atmosphere and staff (who really took care of us) very friendly in a gorgeous setting. We will definitely be back again... Thank you for a special evening.

Thank tara p
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Nothing outstanding but a well presented establishment. Bar meal was good value and quality. In the summer this place would be a lovely option if one could be assured they had enough staff to service three garden.

Thank Mad G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This little place is tucked away but is a gem!!! The location is outstanding for those who love the outdoors. The staff are very welcoming and the food delicous. I will definitely be coming back in the future.

Thank thomassimonl
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Starters of spicy chicken wings and tempura chicken was really great! Followed by beef and pork roast. Friendly atmosphere and car parking available.

Thank FoodieJez
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight in carpark in our motorhome. Food was excellent .We had the Moroccan Burger & Manchester Burger very tasty . Staff very friendly and helpful . Highly recommend the Thimble Inn to anyone.

Thank Eileen B
Weymouth, England
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Deep in the heart of Dorset this is a wonderful pub to visit. The name is a bit of a misnomer as there's plenty of room, with a dining area although eating in the bar from the same menus is fine, especially when the fire is going. The menu is varied and the wine list would cover most palates. Portions... More 

Thank greyadventurer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $30
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester DT2 7TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester  >  Piddlehinton
  • Phone Number: +44 1300 348270
The Thimble Inn is an historic thatched pub situated in the heart of the Piddle Valley, just Four miles from the centre of Dorchester. Dorset Tourism Bronze Award Winner 2015. Newly refurbished 2015. Real Food all cooked from scratch by owner chef. Local ales and lots wines by the glass and bottle. See website for events, music and regular curry night. Families, children and dogs welcome. Open fires. 2 huge gardens with views, streams & trees. Big welcome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?