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The Old Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Holt Wimborne, Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
+44 1202 883029
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dorset
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would not normally provide two reviews of the same establishment but I feel that the Old Inn is genuinely deserving. My wife and I regularly dine here during the week and have not found any reason for complaint. The food never disappoints and the bar and dining staff are always friendly and helpful. Even when busy the standard of... More 

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Thank DorsetBarry
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited the pub for an anniversary dinner. Our food was very tasty but felt it was a little over priced for what we had. I was surprised that my gammon didn't come with anything other than chips, a small salad or few vegetables would have been nice.

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Thank Melanie J
Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Now here is a hidden gem, tucked away in amongst the fields of wimborne. Friendly pleasant staff wait on your every need. We tucked into 3 delicious courses and barely spoke a word whilst devouring various dishes. Caught a glimpse of a fantastic looking garden will be back with granny for tea and cake soon.

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Thank Ja88ck
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 4pm for late lunch, place was deserted but omg what a find! Food, staff and venue were just amazing. Menu had lots of different choices. Including pizzas,which are cooked in their very own stone bake pizza oven. Highly recommend. we will be back. Also the pub was featured in an episode of one foot in the grave!!

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Thank Peter B
Poole, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, great parking, clean facilities, great staff, food superb, great all rounder and lovely Sunday lunches or summers evening sat outside, dogs welcome

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Thank benjamino1974
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited the Old Inn several times before for dinner I decided to take visiting family there on Saturday night. It was quite busy but not packed, starter arrived after about 15 minutes and was excellent. Out main courses took over 90 minutes to arrive, no apology offered. My main was pork belly and once again it was excellent, another... More 

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1 Thank John M
Simon P, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you found the beef lasagne not to your liking and especially salty. To say its inedible is a bit strong as we sell over sixty portions a week, without complaint. You should just be nice and say not to your liking and the staff would have changed it immediately. You are absolutely right I had an engagement... More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night The food was great,the staff were really friendly, we sat outside they had overhead patio heaters which were a good touch would definitely go back.

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Thank ryantimoney
Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely old building set in a perfect rural setting and as such is a bit disappointing. Not that there's anything bad, more that it's not what you'd hope for. For example, most of the beers are Italian even though there are local ales. The menu is too extensive, so you know it's not all freshly cooked. Chips... More 

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1 Thank John M
Simon P, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you were a bit disappointed with your visit to the Old Inn. Our lagers are Peroni, Birra Moretti, which are Italian and Amstel (Dutch). Our local ales from Hall & Woodhouse Blandford, which is about 10 miles away are Badger First Call & Tanglefoot. Cider, Stowford Press. We have an extensive menu but cook... More 

Leeds
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday and had a fabulous evening. All of us had the pizzas cooked and made fresh in the outside stone pizza oven. One of the best pizzas I have ever eaten, very traditional and served on a wooden board. Chef and staff all extremely friendly and accommodating. They also happily added or took away toppings from the... More 

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Thank Joanna G
Simon P, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your experience at the Old Inn and especially the pizzas. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Cheers!!!! More 

SOUTHAMPTON
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 1pm on Sunday not having booked but that was not an issue. I ordered the pan fried sea bass fillets and my partner had the leek & bacon quiche. We were both delighted with the quality and taste of the food served and commented that it was of restaurant quality rather than standard pub fayre.

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1 Thank GARYLE57
Simon P, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Its always good when guests appreciate all the hard work the team put in to make the Old Inn successful. Look forward to welcoming you back to the pub soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holt Wimborne, Holt, Wimborne Minster BH21 7DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster  >  Holt
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 883029
Description
Food led pub famous for Steak & Kidney Pie with proper short-crust pastry. Perfect for summer days as a great suntrap and watching some of the greatest sunsets in the uk.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?