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“Very good ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of True Lovers Knot

True Lovers Knot
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to this public house for a birthday dinner and it was a last minute booking for 9 people on a Saturday, and they sorted us out a table straight away. Was very nice and the food was good as well, the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will go again in the future.

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Bournemouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very tasty seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went there for the evening meal with couple friends, place was quite busy( Easter weekend), 2 of us have chosen seafood dish from specials board, it was excellent, prawns, mussels clams and chunky pieces of fish. It was me second visit and probably will go there again, hopefully weather will be better so can enjoy sunshine in their garden

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Appalling......long waits!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Where to begin...arrived early with a view to having a drink first. Long wait at reception or ignored! When told a table was available we had another long wait. Then had to ask where to order. When eventually our order was taken, waitress didn't understand the we wanted the kids main meal at the same time as our adult starters, only 1 starter entered into till and carvery tickets didn't arrive.
Drinks ordered at the same time failed to come.

Carvery.......well the only thing that was hot was my plate. No chef to carve meat again long wait. Leeks and courgettes so undercooked I would be surprised if they had been in a pan.

As a catering manager myself the service was novice and lacking. The home cooked meal we were so looking forward to was extremely disappointing and severely let down the local meat producers.

Not busy in my experience. Will not recommend....will not return.

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2 Thank Christina P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dreadful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointing, no recommendation here I am afraid!

We have eaten here many times in the past and travelling home decided to pop in and have a meal, what a mistake we made.

I don't want to labour this review, basically:

1. Male barman was friendly and accommodating
2. Table service was poor
3. Very long wait (it was not busy) for a sharing starter if mixed bread and olives. When it came it was hardly enough for one (5 small slices of the same, rather mediocre, white bread)
4. Steak and ale pie .. Pastry was not cooked .. Inedible
5. Pasta dish .. Pasta was cold and over cooked

What a shame, this place used to do really great food at reasonable prices.

Staff were friendly but this did not make up for dreadful food.

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3 Thank Richard_Diane
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great value rooms – Super Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

My partner and I have just enjoyed a 1 night stay & meal at the True Lovers Knot.
When we first arrived, the bar was quite busy but we were greeted and shortly after, shown to our room which was clean and tidy with everything that you needed. My only complaint/improvement would be to have a light above the mirror in the bathroom as the sink area was quite dark and biscuits on the tea tray would be nice too!
We then ate there in the evening and the food was excellent. Very good service, nicely presented food, friendly staff and well priced. Breakfast was also very good although the ‘full english’ seemed to be missing sausages which was strange??
I would certainly have no hesitation in staying at the pub again and would definitely recommend friends & family to eat there if in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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