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The Horse & Groom

St. Johns Hill, Wareham BH20 4LZ, England
+44 1929 552222
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
1 week ago
“Under new management - so far so good!”
Feb 22, 2017
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St. Johns Hill, Wareham BH20 4LZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently refurbished and reopened by the new freehold owner, the Groom is enjoying a new lease of life. Good range of real ales and two real ciders at competitive prices served by pleasant and polite staff. The interior has been completely redecorated and the garden...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Went in for first time this week. Waited at the bar... And waited and waited seeing others who came to the bar after us served first... So we left.. Shame it looked so nice..More

1  Thank WWbattlefieldtours
Playgemzboy, Manager at The Horse & Groom, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Hello, sorry for a delay in reply. I believe you have the wrong place as I gave this pub up back in October and it has not been re-opened since. Unless you went in when the brewery were doing something but it would not have...More

Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Last year we had a pint and a bite to eat Food was excellent Service was excellent Beer garden to rear Not quite on river but very nice We are back in August this year staying in Wareham so will be a 10 minute walk...More

Thank Dave558899
ShallWeDoSomething, Public Relations Manager at The Horse & Groom, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

Thanks for your kind comments. Unfortunately Kelly and her staff were unable to continue running The Horse & Groom which is now closed awaiting a new Publican. She does not know if it will be open again in August but hopefully you can still enjoy...More

Reviewed March 30, 2016

Popped in for a quick drink and its a locals pub but the sort I like! Friendly and a lovely garden. The beer was good and we had a laugh. They are just starting to cook again so may pop in to try that at...More

Thank maxsmith112146
Reviewed September 4, 2015

a great local pub with good beer selection and warm welcome. Live music at the weekends and a nice feel it. Nice outdoor space at the back and dod friendly.More

Thank warehamgolfer
ShallWeDoSomething, Public Relations Manager at The Horse & Groom, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review on Trip Advisor - it is always great to have the positive comments we regularly hear from our customers shared online. We are really pleased you are enjoying the live music we are offering at...More

Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Wareham as part of our holidays touring Dorset, food was lovely, good size portions and catered for the kids too. Very friendly atmosphere. Andrea HennessyMore

Thank Andrea V
ShallWeDoSomething, Public Relations Manager at The Horse & Groom, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

We are really pleased you enjoyed our new menu, and believe that although we are not the cheapest offering in Wareham, our food represents great value and we do our best to ensure it is of a good standard. It's good to know our portion...More

Reviewed August 1, 2015

Myself and husband ate here on a lunchtime when they just opened for the day. I had lasagne and husband had a burger. I will never eat here again. The lasagne had definitely been reheated, the pasta was hard and dry on the edges and...More

1  Thank Jewels1390
ShallWeDoSomething, Public Relations Manager at The Horse & Groom, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2015

We are really sorry that you had a negative experience at the Horse & Groom. Kelly the landlady has met with her staff, and is disappointed that you did not feel able to tell her or her staff at the time of your visit that...More

Reviewed June 15, 2011

We have a little dog so look for places that are "dog friendly" when we are out. We stopped near this pub in Wareham and were attracted by the sign which advertised a "Doggy menu!" with a plate of food for a pound. As it...More

2  Thank DennisWestWickham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $13
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Johns Hill, Wareham BH20 4LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 552222
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The Horse & Groom is a traditional pub in the centre of Wareham, serving a range of quality Cask Conditioned Ales, Real Ciders and Fine Wines. Home-Cooked Food is available daily.
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