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The Talbot

Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
+44 1747 811269
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good17%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
“Bustling underneath ownership, and food now available again!”
Sep 16, 2017
“A Pub Without Food”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Great to see this place bustling once more under new ownership and leadership of Gareth :-) Food now available once more but was a mixed experience unfortunately. Half of our party had great food but my wife and I opted for just a portion of...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017

Have eaten here in the past, got a surprise this time, wanted lunch but was informed that they no longer serve food. In this day and age I thought just about every pub had food available especially ones located on main roads.

Thank Holiday-Note
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

I don't think I've ever eaten somewhere where I've been so disappointed- to the point it made my son cry when he tried his food! Steer clear- save your money, eat road kill- do anything just don't try here! Plus side- beer was great- stick...More

2  Thank OakleyGav
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Tried it today only to find the chef had been taken seriously ill. The staff managed to produce a fair meal. Good choice of ale. Wheelchair access is reasonable. Still work to be done on the refurbishment. Maybe the new firm should have finished the...More

Thank dande020969
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Over the last few years the Talbot had gone downhill, the windows were dirty and the place looked rundown. It has been sold by Hall and Woodhouse and I believe it has been bought by a company named Heartstone. The entire place has had a...More

Thank Holiday-Note
Reviewed November 18, 2016

When the new owners took over a few weeks ago we, in the company of many others, attended the opening night. What a shame so few of those attendees have returned for subsequent visits, despite their affirmation that they were so glad to 'have our...More

Thank William P
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

So let's address the elephant in the room first - who on earth chooses 'Bucks Fizz' as their background music of choice??? Right with that out the way, we shared the Bruschetta starter and the Breaded Prawns between 4 just because we could, at £6.50...More

Thank Stayson
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had a spontaneous trip for lunch before both of us started night shifts on Sunday. I have to say we we're very pleased with the Talbot having moved to Shaftesbury a year ago and trying the local pubs, this was the first time we've...More

Thank justinthetree
Reviewed February 9, 2016

We had Sunday lunch here last weekend and very good it was too. Very friendly staff and the food was wholesome and pretty good value for money. It certainly seemed to be a popular choice with the locals which is always a good sign and...More

Thank Rob-Lyn
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Excellent food, very good value, nice atmosphere, have been here quite a few times to eat, always good

Thank 335davidbs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 811269
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