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 Selected Comments in Dorset

Andrew
 Incorrect phone number
Hi,
Telephone number 01305 821762 you have listed for the new star inn in Portland. This number now belongs to a residential property, please can you remove this number from your site ASAP.
Thanks
Andrew
Tuesday, November 24, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Tudor Barker
 Closed Years Ago about 2002
Developed into flats.
Was the best Locals Pub in Dorchester especially when Reg and Doreen were Landlords.
Saturday, December 20, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Eddie
 Pub closed
Unfortunately, the pub (which was my local hostelry) has been closed, the windows boarded up and the car park blocked off for a couple of months [as at August 2013]. This is a great shame as, previously, it had been a pleasant food and drinks pub. Sadly, it is a sign of the times.
Thursday, August 29, 2013Rating: No rosettes

MR GRAHAM BALDWIN
 
EXCELLENT PUB, EXCELLENT FOOD AT SENSIBLE PRICES AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Friday, March 29, 2013Rating: rosettes

Deborah Purdue
 Like the Willett Arms a lot
Visit fairly regularly and always enjoy visits. 91 year old mother-in-law in chair, can get in and out - there is a step, but she is not heavy. Large, well lit pub. Staff always accommodating too.
Saturday, February 9, 2013Rating: rosettes

Alison
 Pub Closed
Pub closed down years ago
Monday, November 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

S.mayo
 Overpriced
We visited yesterday from Seaton.
Had two pints and half of cider -
NINE POUNDS!!!
We won't be going again.
Thursday, November 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mr Alan Miles
 Good Value
With the two for one menu value for money is garrenteed food is reasonable standard and staff try hard to make you feel welcome but you can feel a little rushed
Monday, May 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mike D
 Poor service again
This was our last attempt to to get a decent meal and service from this pub, waitress service slow and poor with the ordered items failing to turn up after a awful long wait. Food ordered was the same on some occasions and on each occasion turned up different. Today i had a sweet of crunchy caramel which had no crunch or caramel in it, upon telling the bar staff i was informed there was a new sweet chef in and he must have forgot the crunch !!
This place needs some direction with its staff and some sort of quality control on what comes out of the kitchen
Sunday, April 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bree
 Friday Night Mayhem
Visited for the second time on Friday @ 7pm to meet up with friends for a meal. No bookings possible for tables under 10 people so waited 20 minutes. Staff working very hard but not enough of them so order taking slow, food service slow etc. Food is hit or miss, the first time it was ok for the money but this time it was poor. Fillet of Sea Bass consisted of 3 or 4 small tail end fillets swimming in a gloopy pink sauce (supposedly crayfish sauce), a few boiled potatoes in their skin and soggy tasteless carrots and peas. Fish and chips, more batter than fish. This establishment has the potential to be excellent with a bit more emphasis on customer service, perhaps a less extensive menu so as to concentrate on quality of food and please take bookings - it will free up the member of staff who has to take names at the bar, then try and find those people and seat them when a table is ready. And save the tables near the kiddies corner for those with kids so that they can keep an eye on them and the noise levels. The venue is tastefully refurbished, very spacious and with a garden too. Come on Marstons, show us that you can get it right from the top downwards .
Monday, April 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mrs Cunningham
 not impressed
I rang them up on the wednesday regaurding a table for saturday evening. was told 5pm to 5.30pm I would be promised a table, and was not aloud to book as there was only 6 of us, I did explain i was comeing from oxfordshire to see my mum and i did not want to be let down, I was told it would be ok.
on the saturday. went in at the above time and the place was packed.
I asked for a table for 6 and the land lady was very rude and said I would have to wait, I told her about the previous phone call and she said it was wrong to wait ,No appolige, then told we would have to wait a while as they had very few tables for 6. I asked why I could not book a table if that is the case, her reply was it had to be 10 or more. I went to the bar and waited 10 minutes and still had not been served or even acknowledged.
was very dissapointed and the landlady needs to learn some customer relation tips.
Saturday, March 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anne Comben
 Excellent
I visited at lunchtime today, the first time since its refurbishment. The place was very, very busy and there was a 25 minute wait for meals. I had only about 50 minutes and didn't have time to wait. I explained this and was immediately offered a sandwich of choice, which was prepared and brought to the table within 5 minutes. The service was excellent, the staff very friendly and I will go again and again. Thank you.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave Swindells
 
Very nice food, good size meals, but waitress service pretty awful forgot what we ordered and then forgot we ordered sweet.
Friday, March 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dean Johnson
 Rubbish
Terrible food, courteous staff!

Never again
Thursday, February 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ms E Baylis
 
Go passed this pub quite often and decided to actually stop and have a meal one lunchtime. It was just after the xmas break and seemed fairly quiet. We had a dog with us and were very disppointed not to be allowed in, even to the bar area. Felt disappointed with the attitude so went to the Botany Bay just up the road and had a warm welcome, lovely lunch and the dog got a lot of fuss too!!
Sunday, January 29, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sheila Craft
 
My husband son and I stopped at Worlds End on Sunday on the way back from Plymouth. I ordered a chicken roast dinner which I found very disappointing. The potatoes had obviously been reheated and were just warm, the same for the chicken portion. My son's fish and chip meal was not freshly cooked and had obviously been reheated. My husband did enjoy his meal of chicken and ham pie. On the whole we were very disappointed with our meals especially as we had paid nearly £30.
Monday, December 12, 2011Rating: rosettes

Chris Dale
 Vastly Improved Now
Went last week for a reunion lunch with friends. They chose from the '2 meals for £10' option and I had something from the main menu. Even for £5 the meals were a good size. The service was really freindly and quick, and didn't taste like microwaved food as the steak and ale pie pastry/crust wasn't typically soggy as would happen from this type of warming. We all had a really nice experience, and it was superb value for money. The food tasted a lot better than some places I've been out before, and it's much better now it's the Thomas Hardy pub.
Sunday, September 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

J Hogan
 DORSET KNOB 164 Alder Road
Enjoyed Karaoke, Darts, Pool, TV, quizzes.
Two new landladies are very hospitable and make customers welcome. Comfortable sofas are very popular. Outdoor seating. Patio/terrace. Pub grub from the lunch menu. HUGE car park. Bus stop immediately outside. I will visit there again
Sunday, September 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

Claire Kirkham
 Highly recommended
Friendly staff and amazing food. We stayed in the local area and we were delighted to find such a gem. Terrific food at an amazing price. Cant rate highly enough
Saturday, August 13, 2011Rating: rosettes

Carolyn Stringer
 Very amiable surroundings
Staff very polite and helpful.Food very good.
Saturday, June 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

D.Morley
 Very Poor Service
went for late lunch at 4pm. Service was very slow and we had to wait 30mins for our starter. Every time the waiterress came to us it was Hellow just like a *Personal Banker*. Food was average and the supposed Hand cut chips were soggy. On eventual presentation of the bill I asked if they were short staffed today, only to be told NO!
Needless to say I didn't leave my normal generous tip, and won't re-visit.
Friday, May 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

Helen Mutton
 Wonderful meals
We where on a day out with our two dogs and it was lunch time. The Pub had a garden so we asked if the dogs would be welcome. The initial response was terse. they can't come in the pub! was the reply. um well, no but we thought perhaps the garden? we said... Only out the front!! the member of staff said.
That could have put us off, but we where tired and hungry after our busy morning, and we took a seat.
we ordered and where served by very friendly waitresses who said they loved dogs but must not touch due to hygiene. The meals where super! Great value for money.
Oh and crazy as it may seem they even had a doggie menu!! lol so what on earth was wrong with the first grumpy chap I am sure I will never know!
Any way... nice pub, good food... would go again!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Terry
 
Will never visit this pub again, ordered 3 meals, initially overcharged
Meals arrived within 5 minutes of ordering - Microwave?
All tasted horrendous.

I complained but they did not take any notice. People next to us stated that they complained the last time they were there, but thought they would give them another chance

Vegetarian moussaka only had two small pieces of aubergine and tasted bland.
Informed these meals are bought in and not made on the premises.

The gammon was very salty; the chips were cold; the fish was very dry and potatoes were soggy.

Mushrooms were swimming in oil.
Monday, April 11, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Louise
 
Childrens play area has now gone, childs meal purchased today was disgusting, congealed cheddar cheese on a piece of ham and a pizza base, no mozzerella. Even my two year old wouldn't eat it. When I complained, they stated that I only could complain when the waitress came up to the table to see if food was ok. He had not even started it by that point, as he is only two. Really bad service
Thursday, August 12, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Joe Sherwood Taylor
 .Nice pub, disappointing Food
Beer good & staff freindly, but a 'roast beef sandwich' contained lumps of chewy stewing beef. Might have been unlucky and otherwise a pleasant venue
Tuesday, June 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

charles ralf dickings
 truely spiffing, here here
loved it, was better than s*x,, couldnt folt the food let alone the the staff, yyyeeehhhar, just magical
Sunday, May 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Steve
 Find another pub not one of the better ones in Dor
Management should give staff training,I asked if dogs were allowed in the pub when I went for coffee, barmaid said yes, Went for a meal and drinks at a later date and dog was not allowed in. Not bothered if you dont alow dogs in but at least get your act together and train your staff properly on policy.Asked for a refund on drinks and letf, went to the blue raddle had a very good welcome and very good food.
The station was nearly empty in despertate need of decoration a mess.
Having said all this ,the sister pub to this one in Weymouth, The Admiral Hardy does take dogs, the food is very good and the pub has a very welcome attitude and is clean and well decorated.
Saturday, May 1, 2010Rating: No rosettes

sue
 excellent pub
went for Saturday lunch, excellent food from a large menu (although I wouldn't take a veggie there - only one veggie main course). Very good value of money, good potions, and all three courses were well cooked and presented.

Very good service, lovely waitress and everybody helpful.

Garden was very nice, atmosphere great and overall would highyl recommend it.
Saturday, April 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

mike
 now closed
closed up.
Thursday, January 21, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Mr Mike Young
 Very friendly,good food
Drove 45 miles to meet up with old friends, staff were friendly and really helped and understood my 6 yr old daughters coeliac condition and managed to produce a nice meal for her. 4 adults and 3 children well catered for and food was well presented at reasonable prices. What a lovely relaxed time we had. If you are thinking about eating here, stop thinking and book a table, you will not be dissapointed. Looking forward to going again soon. Thanks again to all the staff. 12 out of 10.
Monday, October 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jenny Jones
 
My family and I visited yesterday.It was very busy,we left our name so we could be called for a table and in five minutes we were sat choosing our food. We placed our order for four people at the food counter including starters.The starters arrived very prompt considering how busy it was,these were cleared and our main coures's arrived.
The food was wonderful it tasted and looked good.
The portions including the starters, were very generous.
How any one could say they were hungry after eating here i find astonishing.
Also when it is as busy,
common sense tells you (or it should ) that you may have to wait.
We arrived at 18.00 and had finished by 19.20,we were too full for pudding!
As we left there were still lots of people arriving.
The staff were very polite and friendly, considering they were so busy.. We look forward to our next visit
Monday, August 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Pete
 Poor value for money
I live in the area and have been going (occassionally) to the Worlds end for the last 20 yrs. My last visit was last night and I was very dissapointed. The 'famous' Sussex Smokey fish dish was lacking in fish !!!! - I counted 5 very tiny cubes of fish and it was so over cooked that the 'creamy cheese sauce' had all but dried up - stay away from this one! Perhaps this is indicitive of them trying to 'cash in' on the holiday trade and make more profit. They should realise that it will drive away the locals as well. Won't be going back there !!!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jeroen Wijnands
 Good food served at a glacial pace
Encountered this pub on a drive from Devon to the ferry port at dover. Stopped to eat because it looked nice.

To summarize, good food, bit small portions tough. This is totally ruined by the incredibly slow waiting staff. Sitting in a 2/3 full restaurant area it took 20 minutes before someone took an order. 2 burgers, a steak and a tanglefoot pie (which was rather good)took more than half an hour to appear on the table. Clearing dishes and taking a pudding order only happened when I went to fetch one of the waitresses.
Sunday, July 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 BUGS
WENT FOR LUNCH ON 2/07/09 NOT MUCH CHOICE HAD A CHICKEN WRAP IT CAME WITH A SIDE OF LETTUCE AND ON CLOSE INSPECTION A BUG WAS ON THE LETTUCE. IT WAS DEAD AND I HAD EATEN THE WRAP BEFORE I SAW IT I POINTED OUT THE BUG TO THE STAFF WHO MENTIONED IT TO THE KITCHEN STAFF THE REPLY WAS THEY DONT HAVE BUGS IN THE KITCHEN. ON THE MANAGERS RETURN I TOLD HIM AND HE EXPLAINED HOW THE SALAD WAS WASHED IN CHLORINE TO KILL THE BUGS ( WELL IT WAS DEAD ! ) WE LEFT AND DECIDED IT WAS NOT A PLACE WE WOULD REVISIT
Thursday, July 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Yvonne and Tony Dickens
 
This is certainly one of the best pubs/restaurants in the area. Lovely friendly atmosphere. The food is wonderful.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sanne
 Best Pub in the area!!
The Seven Stars is the best pub in this beautiful area of Dorset! The staff were so friendly especially the Waiter who i believe was called Joe. Very happy and friendly young man that will definately go far in life. Food superb. Massive range of delicous foods and piles of foods on your plate!! Truly reccomend this amazing pub!!
Friday, January 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

Andrew Davies
 
Change of landlord and chef has meant a change overrall - for the good! Although prices are a little more than they were, the food is much, much better while the beer is a good mixture of local ales (note NO WOODHOUSE/BADGER beers!). Great atmosphere with good mix of drinkers and eaters. Best pub in the locale by some way IMHO.
Monday, November 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

Michael D Hurst
 access for disabled
visited recently to celebrate daughters entry to university only to find we could not get in.Very little help from barstaff infact just rudeness.You provide 5 car park spaces but you could not accomodate a wheelchair customer due to int step.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Vicki Burnett
 Best Food in Dorset
This has got to be the most beautiful pub/restaurant with amazing viewings in the whole of Dorset. It is approx 15 minutes drive from the beaches at Bridport or Burton Bradstock.

The food is excellent and very reasonably priced, especially for its standard. There is a great selections of wines, beers and cider (it is on the Somerset border).

We have friends who live in the area and this is definately the best and most beautiful we've found. A 'must visit' if in the area. Great for all ages.
Thursday, August 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Vince
 Good food BUT !
My wife and I made a 1 st visiit on a Tuesday afternoon during the school hols , so there was plenty of kids and it was a little noisy ...nothing against children of course ! We found the tables in the non eating area far to close together and crampy and open for all to see and hear so not allowing any sort of privacy even in its smallest form .The food arrived in good time from ordering and well presented and hot BUT the portions to value were a no no . It was disapointing and we left still feeling hungry and little let down .Maybe it was a busier than normal day I dont know . Not hurrying back though :-(
Tuesday, August 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

johnatan laskeside
 best food arouond
since the management changed, somewhere at the end of may, there are many improvements...
food delicios, we try the venison steak, it is amazing, and not to forget the sunday roast, i tell you it is the best sunday roast we ever had, i`m sure it`s not microwaved, it just like my mum used to do..
service: great the new manageres she really now what she`s doing, and the staff is learning from her..
dog frendly, and play area, the only around..
just perfect pub for a day out..
Saturday, July 12, 2008Rating: rosettes

ian atkins
 Very Very good food and atmosphere
Thursday, July 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

ann hodges
 superb!!!!
just spent a weekend at the tiger inn. lovely accomodation , delicious food and great atmosphere.
Monday, June 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

Jane Gardner
 The Best !
We visited the Worlds End Inn at Blandford Forum yesterday Sunday 16th December for a family get together for a “Christmas Present Swap”. What an absolute pleasure it was. The Inn was warm and welcoming. The staff were the best The Food was first class and served hot and a leisurely pace as we did not to rush off and when we explained this to the staff it was not a problem.
We did take the time to speak to the Manager too and expressed our delight and made sure that we singled out our waitress who was so helpful without being over the top. Nothing was too much trouble.
People are always quick to complain so we really wanted you to know how thrilled we were with our visit. We will be back soon.
Jane Gardner - Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
Sunday, April 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

Lou
 
This is a pub soley for kids to play in as they have a large play area which they can go into for a couple of pounds while you eat in peace! Unfortunatley the toliets are disgusting beyond belief, there were nappies all over the floor as the bin had not been empted and the smell was overwelming, we complained and it was cleaned but it is still always the same, how a restaurant gets away with that i do not know! Food ok and staff very friendly otherwise.
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

Martin G Nash
 Demolished about 10 years ago.
Monday, January 8, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Jan Jefferries
 
Fantastic traditional country Inn. Log fires in the winter. Best food I have ever eaten in a pub. Superb, freindly and effecient staff. Award winning Landlord and Landlady. Same hands since Nov. 2002. Not to be missed if in this part of Dorset.
Added bonus: children only allowed outside, so peaceful dining!
Friday, January 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

????????????
 Awful
This is the worse place ever, the new owners are terrible and the staff have a poor attitude towards there punters. also they need to get some decent music rather then the same songs over and over again!!!!!
Monday, January 1, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Adam Vander
 Excellent
This is a great British pub serving great food, the smaller appitite selection is a great idea, great for kids, not a turkey twizzler in sight! I had the Tanglefoot pie, it is to die for, brilliant keep it up Hall & Woodhouse!
Thursday, December 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jessy
 food
i think the w e is a pants pub. very expensive, no smoking, food portions are tiny, i would never go there again.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

jon
 cheese
nelsons is a good pub, ok jukebox and happy hour is ace. steak nights, quiz nights, live music on thursdays is always entertaining. just a shame it is far too small and the ceiling is short. too smokey. not enough seets. happy our only reason good really.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hilary Davie
 30 November 2006
Having telephoned to see if they could cater for gluten free diet, it was still a surprise to see a separate gluten free menu with a choice! Friendly welcoming staff, good service, and all 4 of us enjoyed our food. What a relaxing evening, especially for a coeliac - it makes such a difference when you feel safe with the food you are eating. Well done!
Friday, December 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Beresford
 Re-Opening Soon
The Smouldering Boulder is undergoing total refurbishment. Opening early spring 2007 for wine, beers, spirits, champagnes and non alcoholic beveriges including freshly made teas and coffees. Food will be freshly prepared and served daily, ranging from mouthwatering nibbles in the bar dining area to world class cuisine in the fine dining restaurant.
www.thesmoulderingboulder.co.uk
Sunday, November 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dorren Stagg
 Excellent
Called in at this fantastic Dorset long house after hearing about its food and I was not let down, the staff are fantastic and food excellent, Gordon Ramsey would be proud of the food! Reading one of the comments, would say everyone has an off day!! dont miss this one.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

stephen harper
 lacks comfort
A friend told us to visit. From the service point and the food they were right. A monumental improvement on the previous owner. very attentive staff and jovial host ( my children like him) BUT it has to be said the lack of welcoming chairs in the new bar area does not make you feel as if you would come in for a social drink with friends. 10 out of 10 apart from the bar
Monday, November 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Anon
 Comment
....New ownership, great staff - always up for a laugh. Busiest nights are Fridays and Saturdays - open till 4am. Very good selection of DJ's too....not to be missed.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ben Gough
 Great sea view
Situated right on the seafront. Rockpoint inn offers a wide selection of beverages and good food. The bar staff and locals are very friendly,they have rooms to rent and a beer garden with one of the best sea views ever.
Saturday, October 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hilary
 ok if you enjoy asthma attacks
Didn't get to order the food, had to leave as no 'No Smoking' areas at all and it was choking. So will have to give it a zero rating.
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Hilary Stanton
 good food
So much better since reburbished. Food and choices very good for the price.
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hilary Stanton
 East Chalden, yummy
Lovely grub, best book a table! dogs allowed in main bar, beautiful village location. Well worth a visit and day out.
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

chris burridge
 new management
a great pub under new management , malcolm dewar. big screen tv, bands most saturdays and probably the best pool table in dorset.
brilliant atmosphere
Thursday, September 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Roddy
 Great pub bad landlord
Sadly let down with the change of ownership, now only focus is on average food and not interested in the drinkers.
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

stephen H
 great beer and food
loved this place from the moment I walked into it. beer is well kept and the food imaginative and outstanding! Noticed a logg fire in the bar so I will be checking that out as soon as winter is here. Say hi to Adrian the manager, great sence of humour!
Saturday, September 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sandra + Rowan
 Five stars!
I never visit pubs, but stopped here in desperation one evening for food with my nine year old son. What a wonderful revelation - no smoking and even more amazingly, a gluten-free menu, which for a coeliac is like finding the Holy Grail! Brilliant staff, amazing service considering how busy the place is and good quality food and reasonable prices. Highly recommended.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Emma Wakeling
 brilliant pub!!!
This is the best pub in Lymregis i think- no i KNOW! Its warm cheerfull and the food and drink is great (according to my dad!)the view is beatiful as it right next to the beach it is kid friendly and when i went ther and there was brilliant live bands the staff are very friendly and helpfull!
Sunday, August 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Michael Harris & Family
 23.07.06 Good Food & Atmosphere.
Just like to say I've read some of the comments and was a bit put off but my family and I decided to take a chance as I've heard so many good things about The World's End. In our party there were 9 of us so it was a bit of a wait to get a table big enough but we didn't mind as the weather was good. When we got to our table we ordered our food with no problems. The starters came and went and within 20 minutes our main course had arrived. Even though it was busy our order came out all together and nothing was missing. I have to say it was an absolute pleasure and I'm looking forward to going back again soon.
Thursday, July 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

John & Suth Thorner
 Not Recommended
After hearing about this pubs fantastic reputation , We went here Sunday 23-07-06 at 14-15 orderedstarters and mains for 4 people straight away, finally served starter at15-00. Wifes food was cold and as it was topped with cheese it had a skin on it which was not appetising.table cleared at 15-30 , when |I enquired as to when the main course would be served I was told Quote I will get them to start it now sir. htis was at 15-35. At this time my wife was getting very fed up as was my son and his girlfriend so I decided to got and ask for my money to be refunded and leave.WILL NOT BE GOING THERE OR RECOMMENDING IT
Monday, July 24, 2006Rating: No rosettes

dave cooke
 excellent
Lovely village Pub great food,Dog-Friendly.
good beers L-car-park coamo-site up lane
Monday, July 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Teresa (From Hampshire)
 What A Great Place To Stop At For A Bite To Eat
I have to say I'm so pleased I didn't take any notice of the comments made by, Paul Strictly Tourist. My family and I stopped off at The World's End and I just want to say what a great fantastic place. Since our first visit back in March '06 we have been back 3 times. We love the atmosphere and the staff are pleasant along with the service. The menu is varied and such good value, there is also a gluten free menu. I'm looking forward to going back very soon. Shame I don't live closer.
Monday, June 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Julie Morris
 Wonderful pub with wonderful people
Visited the Talbot Arms on a number of occasions during my recent visit to Benville and couldn't fault it at all. Ate at the pub twice, once in the new restaurant Oscars, the second time just in the bar and the food was first class. The atmosphere in the pub is extremely pleasant and the people were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Could not recommend this pub enough.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

hannah
 royal oak
i used to work here on friday/saturday nights..
it's agood laugh and a friendly bar
Tuesday, June 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Great Sun Trap
When the sun shines this is the best sun trap in Swanage. Food is fairly good and the beer is a pleasure to drink.
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Dave
 A good Choice for food.
The pub is in a terrific location and is supported by sensibly priced good food. The beer is also kept well. Try it out you won't regret it.
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Dave
 Very over rated food!!
Poor quality food at a high price. Tried a curry which was not worthy of the title 'pub grub'.
Tried the cheese and biscuits but sent it back due to the terribly small portion of cheese served up.
Won't eat here again!
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

chris pryde
 wow factor
we traveled from oxford to poole and stoped on the way down. it does not look much from the outside but oh my go they have changed beyond all recognition
fantastic food
Monday, May 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jennifer
 Found an Oasis
I have found a country pub doing real food at last. So much fresh fish served better than London fish restaurants. Meat eaters should ckeck out the strange but wonderful black pepper and fresh strawberry sauce on the steaks. So much care should be rewarded
Wednesday, April 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rob
 Fresh Fish!!!!
Found a pub doing fresh fish ( and lots of other fresh food) that beats most fish restaurants for quality and price and, hard to believe I know, the service was great with SMILE. Cannot wait to go back
Wednesday, April 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

marknutland
 Small Town Pub
A fine landlord - young chap with curly hair, goes by the name of Gay Tim
Tuesday, March 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

avago
 rubish
popped in with wife put off by the locals very rude
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

paul jones
 what a lovely pub
Friendly staff good food, car park, everything you need.
Thursday, March 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Decent Pub, Good ales Nice atmosphere
Well worth a visit. Great fun atmosphere just don't be tempted to waste your time going round the corner to Mr Smiths!
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Don't know what they are doing.
All the characteur of the pub has been removed and not an experience to be recommended> Drive to Ringwood for some decent ales and friendly pubs.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Stricktly for tourists
Really poor staff attitude, obviously aimed at the one hit passing trade - certainly not worth frequent visits - there are far better pubs in the area where the staff really do care about the customers.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

James
 Under new management
New big screen tv showing the rugby ect. A much better atmosphere now the management has changed. A nice pub with good beer!
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

gigi
 great
I was there! It was great! especially the boys smiling at you from the back of the bar:) they were really cute..and you should see cobb on, what was its name..ermm..5000 candle lights event..or something like that..
Sunday, January 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

dee
 pay rise!!
ross and di, need a payrise from jodie and deanna xxxxgreat pub by the way x
Monday, January 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

shayne
 great pub
family freindly pub,lovely pub, great beers, great prices!freindly barstaff deserve a payrise, especially jodie and deanna.they made our trip
Monday, January 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

ray
 wow
what a pub. the bar staff are fantastic and the real ale is amazing. great bar food extensive menu and the best bands i have ever heard. its a must visit! what more can i say!
Monday, January 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dave Edwards
 Scrubbed up well but...
Refurbished. Used to be a rough but friendly locals local. Ale doesn't change as often as it should but still a good pint. How about some Branscombe? Comfortable and my wife says she would go in there by herself.
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

??????
 RUBBISH
THIS PLACE IS A DUMP I WOULDNT PAY 1 PENCE TO ENTER THIS PUB..SORT THE MUSIC OUT AND THE ATTITUDE!!
Sunday, December 25, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Sex BOOMB
 its coooooool
its so good dadio that me and ma homies ock here evry nyt babe yeah its daym gooood!
Wednesday, December 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

don smith
 GOOD, GOOD, GOOD
I LOVE IT, IT OFFERS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE EVENING. NOT JUST THAT BUT YOU WILL GET A FRIENDLY, CHEERFUL, HELPFUL SERVICE.
Monday, December 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

david belfield
 worker's say
this place is the best, I should know, I work there. This place offers high quality food and alcohol at reasonable prices. If you want a good night out, go here!!!
Monday, December 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Better than Divs
Great Dj on a friday night that plays a lot of 80s classics. Plays the Baywatch tune!!! If only it could stay open later.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

A White
 re: Birthday Club
We are sorry to hear that another harmless good idea has been scuppered by the present government. Yet again pathetic bureaucracy gone mad.

We often frequent your premises and always enjoy a very good meal and will continue to do so.
Saturday, October 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

gramham rogers
 cosy
is it run by the same couple. brenda & ken if i rememeber rightly. good food good friendly peolple.good accomadation,very clean.
Wednesday, October 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave Edwards
 Untouched local
Hopefully one Bridport pub that is not due for makeover! Friendly bar with games room off. Unchanged since...? Good pint of Palmers and Taunton Cider too.
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave Edwards
 Superb local
On a hill overlooking Lyme this pub is worth the walk! Live music, pub games and some superb real ales that are not native to these parts. Check out the barmaids too! Gorgeous!
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave Edwards
 Sprawling pub for 18-25's
Situated close to Dorchester South station this pub has no charm or decent beer. Used to be served by now closed Eldridge Pope Brewery. Not worth the walk from the centre!
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Dave Edwards
 What a real pub should be!
Sawdust on the floor, beer brewed on the premises, darts, good chat from locals. This is the pub in W Dorset!
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andy Loudon
 Olde Worlde town centre tavern
Charming local that is the watering hole for students, beardy weirdies and 'locals'. Sadly the bar prices make you think you are in London! Unspoilt though. Worth a visit.
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Diana Edwards
 Smart friendly local's local
Recently tidied up back street boozer offering pool, darts and table skittles. Three unusual real ales on offer plus three rough ciders. V friendly and comfortable. Thankfully no local beer!
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Harry
 Best in Swanage for Real Ale
Best pub in Swanage for Real Ale by a long way. The Landlord knows his beer, and looks after the ales properly. Nice straight glasses. Nice beer garden for the summer, and nooks and crannies for other times. Board games etc. Lovely pub.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Margaret
 Name change
Pub name changed to :
Thomas Hardy
Tuesday, July 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Margaret
 New owners
Very large portions, quality avarage, no veg choise,serve peas and sweetcorn with every cooked meal. Staff friendly. Bit over priced
Tuesday, July 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

john
 WEB site
See the Drax arms WEB site at www.thedraxarms.co.uk
Friday, July 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Randall Family
 food tastes as good as the pub looks!
You will not be disappointed with the size or value for money of the meals. Children are made to feel welcome with child size adult meals and if the weather is nice a secure play area. A very warm welcome and NO SMOKING in the pub!!!! Excellent food, drink and service.
Sunday, June 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sam
 6.5/10
Just another Brewers Fayre.. nothing special, but then again, still very nice - pleasant atmosphere, well layed out, nice staff and good food. If you're looking for something ordainary but quality, this is the place to go. If you're looking for something different, unique, or spectacular.. look elsewhere.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Pugsley
 Not so good
Beef was tough, veg was over cooked and cold, roast potatos under cooked and was all to pricey.
The worst carvery ever had.
Sunday, May 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Gilbert Harris
 A super Village Pub
Caroline & Justin have now settled in and have produced many improvements to the Pub. Great home cooking at reasonable prices. A new Beer management system for the Real Ales, means they are served to perfection.
Thursday, April 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

LUKE ELMS
 food visit
probably one of the worst visits we have had for a long time over one hour wait for food and when it turned up the food had been microwaved to death staff attitude very poor waiting to get served I was ignoredby several members of staff AVOID THIS PUB
Saturday, April 9, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Matt
 excellent food and good choice drink!!!!!!
A very well run pub, good atmosphere, great food and the staff are very helpful and friendly! Recommend if your in the Shaftesbury area!!!!!!!!g
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jimmy Watts
 I like it!
I love it there and have a lovely time, I'm a little badger
Wednesday, February 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Abbie
 Great.
Hardy's is a great local pub with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.It has a wide variety of entertainment and there is usually music most weekends.There are great lunchtime meals and a large function room available for hire as well as very polite staff.Great if you are in bridport.
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andrew Babicz
 History of the pub
My g, g, g, grandfather was the publican here in 1901
Has anyone got a photo of it?
Was it called the Crown Inn in 1901?
Wednesday, January 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

nina thompson
 Proper original country pub, Homecooked food
Local Ale, friendly landlord and locals. Excellent place for a home cooked lunch followed by a walk up Tom Paines hill. Lively at weekends, frequent live music nights. Retains original pub feel, with skittle alley - Excellent time had by all
Wednesday, December 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

anthony stockton
 the worlds end fab food
went to dorset for a week in october 2004. we passed the worlds end pub at lunch time on a windy thursday lunch time. we just thought wow we must try it.. so we went that night for a evening meel. and all i can say is fab.
Tuesday, November 2, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mattew
 Good
Its a nice pub, meals are good and its been done up nice.
But its also a great live music venue, they have gigs on Thursdays with bands you wouldnt ever expect to see in a place as small as Bridpprt.
Go there....
Wednesday, October 27, 2004Rating: rosettes

p mcmullan
 tiger inn bridport
excellent food. new owners. very friendly atmosphere. well worth a visit
Thursday, August 12, 2004Rating: rosettes

Tim Ruthven
 Excellent Food, very friendly, great service
Great country pub with wonderful atmosphere, carvery was good value & all the staff were very friendly. It has a garden ample parking & Kiddies play equipment.
Thursday, April 20, 2000Rating: rosettes


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