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The Talbot

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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
01747 811269
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice pub

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2014
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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

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

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

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

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Thank Nora M
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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..!!

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Thank Holdtheroll
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Mark W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank trippedoutswanage
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank AdrianDelso
Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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2 Thank teesh89
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

A breath of fresh air as the new landlady takes over the Talbot. Had a great party there last night and met the locals and what a friendly fun bunch they are too. I look forward to the new menu when the new kitchen is up and running. Good luck Erika.

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4 Thank Ian R
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Group of 8 of us including children.So accommodating right from reservation by sending over menus as had friends down over New Year so wanted to look in advance to see if it catered for all our needs.Nothing too much trouble.Young student waitress so helpful and smiley.Food excellent .Tasty xmas dinner.A la carte meals fab.Quitre expensive but really top pub food... More 

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2 Thank jane b
Norwich
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I arrived at the Talbot around 5.30pm in the pouring rain to find all the doors locked and i could not get in despite the fact the booking being made in advance!! 2 other people, also on business arrived at the same time and we looked around for a solution, eventually finding a back door through the garden with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?