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The Halfway Inn

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Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
+44 1929 480402
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we spent the week camping a Norden Farm around 1/2 mile down the round. This pub we have been to before but we faniced havign some lovely home cooked pub food again. It did not disapoint at all. the service was great and the food was to die for. If you go try the ham egg and chips. And wow... More 

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Thank Greg V
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this Inn with another couple while holidaying at Corfe Castle. The staff were very friendly especially the young barmaid. We sat in the courtyard which was great as it was completely non-smoking. Our starters were really lovely and this looked to be a good start to the evening's meal. However, when it came to the main meal first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every time I stay in the area I visit this pub and it never disappoints. The food is always good and is reasonably priced and the portions are generous. It's child and dog friendly, what more could you ask for? Well worth a visit

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having had a nice walk on the cliffs near Swanage, we set about finding somewhere for lunch. A few on the road to Wareham closed earlier, then we found the Half Way Inn. The staff were great and very hospitable. Great selection of food, the roads are great, the servings are huge. The puds were all lovely too. Not too... More 

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Thank Chris L
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Not a lot we can say to this one! Thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were driving back through Wareham today and wanted to find somewhere to have lunch. We say this place and chance it. There was no seating indoors as all the tables had already been reserved but we able to sit in the courtyard. The service was excellent. We all had roasts, my husband and I had the large pork roast... More 

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Thank Jenifer H
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted you all enjoyed your whole experience with us. We are very proud of our development in the courtyard. It has provided an essential extra bit of space, especially at this time of year. Sundays are a very busy day all year round but even more so at this time of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely dinner ar the Halfway Inn during our holiday in Dorset. The service is very friendly, the manager very sweet and the food is great. We were pleasantly surprised by the many vegeterian options they offered and everything tasted really good. We had a wonderful time and this is by far our favourite place in Wareham!

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Thank Esmeralda D
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Although we don't consider ourselves a gastro pub, more of a 4* food pub, we are delighted to be considered gastro by you! We are very pleased that you were so well looked after by our manager and staff. We pride ourselves on catering for vegetarians and vegans and we generally try to have... More 

Dagenham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good choice on menu. Not all home cooked but quality very good. Staff very attentive and friendly. Need to book for busy times. Excellent selection of local beers.

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Thank David M
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. All but a couple of our main menu items are created here, and all of our specials too! Where we buy products in we try to make sure they are best quality. We are delighted you were looked after by the staff and enjoyed your visit. It is definitely worth booking a table indoors at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, nice decor but a little bit expensive for a family.staff friendly with a good selection of drinks. Suggest you pre book at weekends.

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Thank David M
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to make a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and experience with us. Our food is generally considered good value for money by our reviewers. Practically all our menu is homemade and we feel any small extra cost is well worth it. You are correct in saying that, particularly at this time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on way way back from Arnes as on holiday lovely looking pub as was recommend by other family members who have been here before staff so friendly as took my dog in with me sat in a beautiful courtyard very welcoming service by all staff and very helpful food was excellent crab salad was amazing such a large... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Our courtyard garden has proved to be a very popular dining choice with guests this year. Hope to see you (and the dog) again in September. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on our way home from Corfe -literally only a mile up the road. What a lovely welcome we had- "a good morning, did we want food or a drink, sit inside or out and yes the dog was welcome inside or out." Three of us opted for the steak and ale pie which arrived with... More 

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AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Great review! Thank You! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480402

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?