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The Talbot

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
01747 811269
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 and £7 respectively, the Bruschetta was a disappointingly small portion of just two pieces of... More 

Thank Stayson
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 been. The service was as a good as can be expected for a Sunday afternoon,... More 

Thank justinthetree
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the fact that it was busy made for a nice atmosphere. A good choice for... More 

Thank Rob-Lyn
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

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

Thank 335davidbs
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Absolutely fantastic place and staff -excellent value for money you will not be short changed here .......

Thank Nora M
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed for two nights, choice of rooms (recently renovated), looked after by attentive and friendly staff. Food was really enjoyable and we were delighted to have stumbled upon this little gem of a well run and welcoming pub that has a great menu and extremely comfortable rooms. Thanks Erika and team, we'll be back..!!

Thank Holdtheroll
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

The place looks great but the food doesn’t match and seems a little pricey for what you got. We had a couple of salads (as a main) - one was crayfish and the other was pigeon. They were OK, just lacking the rest of what was advertised as being in the salad. I had the sherry trifle for dessert and... More 

Thank Mark W
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had lunch here on a wet Saturday.Food was very good as was the beer,although at £3.60 a pint of Badger it was expensive.Friendly,efficient and helpful service and they also allow dogs in.We would certainly visit again if in the area.Recommended.

Thank trippedoutswanage
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We haven't booked; our flight from Italy was delayed; I call the Talbot on the way back from Gatwick and ask if they could squeeze three of us in. Erica said, "Yes". We arrived to find the place absolutely heaving with parties celebrating Mothers Day. There's a special menu and George Hewitt singing torch songs in his beautiful voice. Ellie-Mae... More 

Thank AdrianDelso
Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had heard that this hall and woodhouse pub was open again and had a new landlady who is a temp at the moment from another pub so we stopped by. Must say we were made to feel very welcome, the fire as lit the music was good and the total ambiance of the place was really pleasant. the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $24
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: 01747 811269

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