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“Excellent local pub”
Review of The Woodpecker

The Woodpecker
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
spetisbury
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent local pub”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Fantastic local pub. Great beer and wine (and rum selection). The food is delicious, especially the mussels and burgers. Bar billiards is a serious sport in here!

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food, pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Business lunch with colleagues, found on Tripadviser. Good food, lovely side salad. If I could improve my plate it would be proper chips. Wouldn't even need to triple cook them! Friendly service. Will visit again.

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2 Thank clairel545
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pub Lunch”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We met some friends in the Woodpecker. The staff were friendly, the menu was pub fare with a good selection and reasonably priced. Recommended for casual lunch.

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1 Thank DavidB033
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CorfeMullen
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A quick bite on the way home from Blandford”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

First time I've been to the Woodpecker since it was The Drax. Nice pub, nice food and lots of it. Funny how it's run by Simon who used to be at The Coventry Arms about 20 years ago. (Note to other reviewer 669Mikendy)

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank LizBoys
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This pub never misses. The beer, the food, the staff, the music and the atmosphere are simply the best, and all at most reasonable prices. The locals can't believe their luck!

Visited December 2012
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