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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch before the school run and it was my first time here. All my family rave about this place so I was more than happy to try it out. Had the very naughty bacon Brie cranberry panini and chips. So good!! One of my old favourites and have never seen it on a menu out... More 

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1 Thank clmone
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and myself had a special Groupon deal for the Chateaubriand steak, it was very well cooked and enjoyable. Plenty person serving us.

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1 Thank Billyboysouth
Watford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Felt compelled to write a review having read some very negative ones prior to eating here for the first time. We have lived locally for two years but have never eaten at the Old Inn before, after it popped up on my husbands Facebook account one evening and having looked it up on Trip advisor we were interested to try... More 

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Thank Travel4me999
Verwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether it be with my girlfriend or with my family, The Old Inn is a firm favourite and last night was no different. The welcome as always was a friendly one and we were quickly shown to our table and drinks were with us within minutes. I went for something off the Monthly menu which always has a wide variety... More 

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Thank tommypickles8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with friends today, four main meals were not good, two were very poor, my wife complained of her Thai curry, rice was totally wrong and made a very poor meal. This meal was taken off the bill. I had chicken breast that was over cooked with centre very dry and edges hard. Very poor meal. Drinks totally overpriced for... More 

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1 Thank Alan L
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this review

We always investigate complaints so that we are able to improve, and your comments have been taken onboard. When the waiter checked to see if everthing was alright as your wife had left halk her curry,complained the Thai curry was bland. As the curry was not to her liking, the waiter did the right thing and took it off the... More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Poole in our touring caravan and decided that on this short break we weren't going to do any cooking . We have recently bought a 4 month old puppy so needed a place that was dog friendly but also a bit special for our mini break . I found the chateubriand deal on travelzoo and this... More 

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Thank Dan M
Poole, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Great time; drink, food, service and atmosphere. A lovely (unexpected, spur of the moment evening). Grilled Cajun Salmon so tasty. Will be back. Tomorrow?

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2 Thank DorsetGourmet2
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Firstly I'd like to say that I don't really take notice of other people's reviews as everyone has different standards. I would rather find out for myself if a restaurant/pub etc is a nice place to eat. Needless to say, I walked into the pub with 3 others and we were pleasently surprised with the decor, food and service. We... More 

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Thank Caroline T
Poole, Dorset
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We recently returned to the Old Inn, for a second time, after only having discovered it a month or so ago. On both occasions, we have had an excellent meal with first class service. On our first visit, I had the steak and kidney pie, which was delicious. Our second visit was on a Monday, which is 'steak night -... More 

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Thank Donnalovestravelling
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

£8.90 for two pints of beer... In central London, yes, but Holt in Dorset? Seems over priced, especially when a "hello", a smile, a "please", and a "thank you" doesn't seem to be offered by the grumpy staff. The inside is the usual ghastro/restaurant look - I'd sit outside even if it were raining. Sitting outside is quite nice, weather... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this review

"Old Inn" not for you then. Shame !!!!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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 - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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. Warm and cosy with open fires.

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