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“An excellent experience tried several times as local”

Coach and Horses Pub
Price range: $6 - $13
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Coach and Horses is a family run free house, serving homemade pub grub and a traditional Sunday carvery every week...a range of local real ales, ciders and largers as well as a comprehensive wine list. Dogs and children welcome (dogs on leads in the lounge area) We can also offer BnB, with 5 letting rooms, 3 of which are family rooms, all ensuite, with freeview and tea and coffee making facilities.
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“An excellent experience tried several times as local”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We live and farm locally and have very little time off - so since the refurbishment of The Coach and Horses find that with our rare spare time we can find very friendly landlords - a great buzzing smiling team of staff, an excellent chef and great food - excellent value for money. Well priced too - so good to get properly sourced local food that is bound to cost a little more than a standard pub experience so it is a treat these days to get great quality rather than the standard fare offered in most places.

Could just not see how the very long review below reflected the standards of this pub and restaurant - I must admit that I wondered whether the person posting this had another agenda or whether it was the result of the drastic flooding that we experienced on that week in this area, with his expectations in difficult times or the pub coping in extreme situations, although we visited at this time and had excellent Fish and Chips with a homemade beer batter.

My only comment in any negative way would be that yesterday with an hour off for lunch I ordered the Camembert, baked in the pizza oven - it came with sweet potato chips, salad and flat breads - everything tasted wonderful and was perfect but the huge portion size overwhelmed me - but then that is my appetite and I shall ask for a smaller portion in future.
For excellent food, happy staff and a landlord on the premises, a very rare treat I would say give it a go and try for yourselves.
For us on several occasions this has been a very positive experience.

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1 Thank heritageprime
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English first
london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pizza”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

I was on the A35 road heading back to London and stopped off for lunch. I was greeted warmly by the staff who all had smile on there faces , the restaurant was bright and nicely decorated
They had a pizza. Oven so had a pizza with goat cheese and it was the best pizza I have eaten since I was in Naples in Italy last year . I will definitely be stopping here again

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2 Thank Simonllewellyn
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Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“review of the pub with new owners”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

well i have given them 2 chances, but they are rubbish...food is all frozen food and the veg is like overcooked..presentation is awful.
absolutely disgusting.

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5 Thank Carole H
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surrey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is certainly a pub/restaurant to call into when travelling in the south west.Fully refurbished and very welcoming.

Excellent service and very good food. With a good supply of beers, wines etc., not to mention a fine selection of local produce.

All this with smiling helpful staff.

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2 Thank anthonySurrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great staff”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Recently visited this pub with the family and am suprised by some of the reviews. The staff and owners were extremely welcoming and very chatty. There was a wide selection of food from pizzas to steak (both of which were amazing) and there was something on the menu for everyone.

Staff were professional and could not fault them.

Overall a great atmosphere, great food and great staff. WILL BE VISITING AGAIN SOON!

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1 Thank Lac1993
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