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The Olive Branch

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Bar, European, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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6 East Borough, Wimborne Minster BH21 1PF, England (Formerly Olive Branch)
+44 1202 884686
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another visit and food, service and beer top quality. Slightly higher prices but if you want cheaper go a few footsteps away to the Wetherspoon. You do get what you pay for. Top place. Keep up the good work.

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2 Thank Pete D
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been planning a different day yesterday, but the weather was a bit against us, so we decided to stay local and have lunch in Wimborne. The Olive branch has become one of our favourite places for coffee over the winter, just gorgeous on comfy sofas in front of a roaring fire, so we decided to go for lunch.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday night. The greeting wasn't great on entering the gentleman didn't seem to pleased to see us.The restaurant is nicely layed out the menu was good,we had the artisan breads absolutely amazing three different types. Followed by the pousanne which also was amazing.The service on the whole was good with a slight hiccup on the second round... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always a very pleasant experience A word of caution we feel the prices are getting a little top heavy now.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We keep going back because the food is great quality but the service is really quite shocking. Its important to add that the staff are really nice - I'm not sure if they need more staff or a different system. I ordered my sons food as soon as we arrived - it came after we had been served which we... More 

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Thank michellenF9805FU
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard good reviews for this place. First impressions a well maintained restaurant with a quirky feel. However service very slow and food is average. Probably give this a miss the in the future.

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Thank cornflowerpinks
Ferndown
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Olive Branch for lunch last Sunday at 1.30 with 5 other friends who were visiting from out of area. Our table for 6 was not situated in the best area being next to the kitchen but this was the only one available apparently even tho I had booked on Saturday. We ordered various dishes between us, 1... More 

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Thank 19rita2013
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, pleasant atmosphere, good food dogs welcome. Unfortunately a couple of glitches, firstly one of the main courses was completely forgotten, I couldn't understand how the waitresses could presented 3 covers to 4 people ? Secondly when I came to pay the bill I was charged for an £18+ bottle of wine which we did not have. Admittedly it... More 

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Thank Paul W
Hall W, Manager at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and we are very sorry we didn't deliver great hospitality on this occasion, however we do hope you will visit us again. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a relief to find such a lovely restaurant having been in Wimborne for the day and had an awful experience elsewhere at lunchtime. The special pie was usual and delicious - crab and chicken an amazing combination and I would definitely recommend the beef stroganoff. The service as a little slow, but we would certainly go back.

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2 Thank Membland
Hall W, Manager at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Wimborne, Dorset
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my elderly Mum for Sunday lunch today, a little unsure as this time last year we took a group of 20 for my husband's birthday on a Saturday evening and were a bit disappointed. I am delighted to say that, after not visiting the Olive Branch for that reason, that this time the meals were really good and... More 

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2 Thank KRC53
Hall W, Manager at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Borough, Wimborne Minster BH21 1PF, England (Formerly Olive Branch)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 884686

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