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“A Birthday dinner”
Review of The Half Moon

The Half Moon
Ranked #20 of 138 Restaurants in Bridport
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: Sallie and Paul Adams welcome you to this tastefully furnished, intimate country restaurant and pub.
Bridport, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Birthday dinner”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

We've lived in Melplash for over 30 years and have seen a number of landlords come and go at The Half Moon, but please, please let this one stay! I recently celebrated a significant birthday and Dan, the chef/landlord produced a meal to remember and savour for years. One word - magnificent! The staff are warm, welcoming and above all, cheerful. This is a West Dorset gem, so don't drive by, go in and enjoy what we consider some of the best food in Dorset in a lovely old pub with character and atmosphere. A word of warning , you might need to book but while you're there try Dan's innovative light bites and snacks.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good village pub/restaurant”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are staying in Bridport and fancy a soujourn out to a nice village pub serving excellent food, you could do far worse than visit the Half Moon at Melplash, just a trot north of Bridport on the Beaminster road. This is a good example of an establishment where the owners have it about right, offering a small but imaginative menu, superbly cooked and presented, complemented by friendly knowledgeable staff. I cannot comment on the wine list, though the Rioja and Merlot were fine, but the beer (Palmers Dorset Gold) was in good condition having only travelled a few miles from Bridport too. I can only say that both my wife and I are looking forward to another visit soon and sampling more of the food and ambience - perhaps a lunch time visit next. Do try this place, it's well worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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ascot
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A good lunch”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

This would be our third time we have eaten there. Once again all enjoyed a great lunch. I had fowey muscles and real chips on the side. Mum had calves liver soft as butter and full of flavour and hubby had the hake. This time too full up for desert. I hasten to add that the deserts are great. Nice friendly pub and good service .

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Saturday Evening Meal.”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food, well prepared in a time ley fashion. Good atmosphere. Reasonable pricing (for London) with food choices to suit all. Would come again/recommend.

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow wow wow best steak ever”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I went here for a meal for two on recommendation from a friend. It did not disappoint! Very friendly and knowledgable staff. The food was excellent quality and very good value for money and simply the best steak I have ever had. Will Definitely be going there again. 5 star :)

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