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The Sailor's Return

East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (21 reviews)
“ciabatta” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub is located in a valley and has spectacular views of the rolling hills. There is ample car park. The booking process is simple and although we arrived a bit early, we were seated in a nice corner beside the fire place. It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DeepBasu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub for some lunch after walking at Lulworth Cove. Great atmosphere, big bar area and lots of snug little rooms to eat in. We had the steak and the veggie curry from the normal menu, which were both very tasty! Staff were very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jashiach
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This little beauty was a chance finding. We were staying in the area and looking for somewhere for friends we were meeting for the day. Came across this beautiful pub and gave it a shot. The food and service were perfect and the views from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AndrewJ2840
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Went there yesterday for for my 45th wedding anniversary for a meal. What a good choice, my wife had the meal pie which was the best she had eaten which was backed up by everybody else had done so. I had the fish pie which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Stopped here last Sunday for lunch. The food was excellent, really great combinations of vegetables with the meals which makes it stand out. The staff were really friendly and the pub is a beautiful old building with nooks and crannies making it a really cosy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gee3911
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We walked from Lulworth cove to the Sailor's Return via Durdle Door and we were very glad we did. Good beer and food and friendly staff. The smoked mackerel was a bit bland and when my wife explained this, it was met with thanks so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Delicious pie , my son had the silk deer and the rest of us steak and ale all faultless love it more each visit especially the Applebee cider , lovely owner and fiancee

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 2 November 2018

When we booked the Cove B&B in West Lulworth our host Justin recommended we booked a table at the Sailor's Return for the Wednesday, the day we arrived. We followed the recommendation and were very pleased we did. The pie selections were great and excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank countrylover09
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We blind booked for dinner one evening on our holiday with our puppy. What a lovely surprise. We had a very warm welcome from the staff, our meal was delicious and hearty (it was pie night) and the pies were perfect. We will definitely be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1050DaZ
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home.. I had the sika venison it was the best venison I have ever eaten.. bit of a drive but worth it.. fabulous pub great sunny garden

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue F
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Questions & Answers
Sophia M
19 February 2018|
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Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hello, could you please phone the pub on 01305 854441 to complete your booking. Many thanks Sailors Return
9 March 2015|
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Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hi Brenda Looking at the diary that shouldn't be a problem at all, menu wise we will definitely be doing a roast & specials that I won't know until the day, then we have a main menu with things like Steak & Ale Pie, Chicken... More
22 January 2015|
Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we welcome well behaved dogs in our bar area, just not in our restaurant You can contact us on 01305 854441 of you have any further questions or want to book a table Many thanks Amelia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Chaldon Herring
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 854441
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A traditional thatched English pub in the heart of the Dorset countryside, offering a daily changing smaller menu of locally sourced produce. A wide range of beers and wines to accompany your home cooked meal.
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