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“Wonderful find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of the blue raddle

the blue raddle
Ranked #16 of 123 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the ales and Landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn't bad either! As if a visit to The Raddle isn't entertaining enough there are regular folk and Irish style music nights as well as a wacky charity meat draw every Friday evening and a quiz featuring quizmaster The Creative Accountant at the turn of every fiscal quarter.The Raddle is the home of 'laughter on tap'!
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“Wonderful find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Visiting Dorchester for the first time we stumbled across this pub. Well behaved dogs are welcome so we were able to take our dog in. The staff were so friendly and the atmosphere was great. We had a lovely lunch - the food was excellent - even dog treats for our four legged friend!
There was a good choice of beers. The pub ( and toilets) was spotlessly clean. We will definitely return when we visit Dorchester again.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Dorchester gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Warm welcome from the staff, with great selection of real ales. Samples offered before purchase. Changing guest ales. Homely atmosphere, good food and quick service.

Visited November 2012
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Thank COSTGA
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic local pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

No children under 12 are allowed into this pub, so not noisy. Serves a wide range of real ales and very good food, cooked on the premises. Walls covered in photos of sheep.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank DorsetNinja
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Like a magnet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Feel good atmosphere with a great selection of real ale. The menu and food was very good with music as well ! Found ourselves in the area of the Blue Raddle quite a lot during our week's stay!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank lindylou1952
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Excellent food and drink. All the food is freshly cooked and as the pub is a Camra pub you're sure of a good pint or half, which was all I could manage of the scrumpy before my feet started to go numb. The food was great and the atmosphere was brilliant. A lot of the locals use the pub so that's always a good sign.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Vicky H
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