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The Drax Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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West Street, Bere Regis BH20 7HH, England
+44 1929 471386
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Poole, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place to meet a couple of friends for lunch and settled on the Drax Arms. It is a really nice pub with well maintained beer and an impressive fresh food menu. The food was excellent and the service friendly and prompt.

Thank 415John
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We ate here two nights running, and had a lovely meal on both occasions. Burger for my husband and scampi for me, followed by syrup sponge and two icecreams. Too good to pass up. On the next night we had whitebait and duck spring rolls followed by a great rump steak and steak and kidney pie, with freshly cooked vegetables.

Thank Rosemary T
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

The Drax Arms was recommended to us as a good pub to take my Mum to for Sunday lunch. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I thought we couldn't go wrong. What a disappointment. The food was okay, apart from burnt roast potatoes with the Sunday roast and lumpy creamy scallion mashed potato which seemed to be missing the... More 

Thank Julie A
Guia De Isora
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The Drax is our local pub. It manages to give excellent service and food and a lovely village atmosphere. Always a warm welcome and someone in the bar who is worth a chat with. A perfect village pub

Thank Joyce Eileen S
Swanage, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Meet here regularly with friends . Just had to put pen to paper . The lamb cutlets I had were superbly cooked. I have a few frustrating health issues after a major operation and the chef always manages to sort me out and send me home having had a super meal with no sense of having missed out ! I... More 

Thank Pinksteph369
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The Pub was recommended but it fell way short of the recommendations. Whilst our meals were reasonable, the noise and obscene language of the local youths at the bar made our evening one to forget. We won't be returning.

Thank Terrence S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited today for a Sunday roast and it was amazing!!! The food and service was faultless and at a great price too! The pub is very clean and has a great friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Emma M
Wiltshire, England
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

It's a traditional small village pub, about 700 yards from where we were staying at The Old Mill B&B. It was Friday night and there were a healthy number of local regulars at the bar, but as strangers we felt at ease and welcome. Settling at a table, we stayed for several drinks and my wife ordered a dessert (sticky... More 

Thank Steve-and-Maria
Warwick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Needed somewhere for an evening meal - not always easy on a Monday - and this proved to be a good choice. A varied menu of typical "pub" food.

Thank Peter W
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Called in this village pub quite late for Sunday lunch. This was not a problem for the staff and we were seated in a bright clean dining area. There was a choice of either beef or pork. This was served with freshly cooked vegetables. We did not have room for a Dessert!!!

Thank darz42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street, Bere Regis BH20 7HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bere Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 471386

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