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The Horse with the Red Umbrella

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10 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UJ, England
+44 1305 262019
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smallish cafe on the high street which serves everything from English beakast (all day) through to cream teas and cakes. All the hot food is freshly cooked and there are daily specials. Lots of atmosphere and the service is friendly and efficient.

Thank lhscontrol
Oita, Japan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sought this place out after I started to ask around the town for Dorset apple cake and was recommended this cafe. My gran and I popped in for an afternoon break here where we got to try a nice big wedge of the apple cake and a cheeky wedge of another delicious looking cake we saw. I had a... More 

Thank stitched_ich
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great stop off for coffee / light snack or one of their great cakes. An excellent atmosphere and the staff are extremely friendly and efficient. Could recommend all the cakes!!!

Thank Brian P
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A great little café / restaurant . The staff were more than helpful , and went out of their way to fulfil our order . Well recommended

Thank harveyadams
Bexley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place has become synonymous with my childhood. I am 53 and I have been visiting THWTRU since I was 11! Ask any local and they will tell you the curious name derives from the name of the last play performed at the theatre that existed on the same site. Memorable cream teas where you can specify scones of both... More 

Thank markrob105
Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Popped in for lunch on Saturday, lots of choice on the specials board. The proprietor reccomended Lemonade & Mint presse followed bye home made Lasagne. Fantastic would be an under sell. Really great food with on the ball service. We live about 50 miles away but I do know that we will return very soon.

Thank bryan v
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I had lunch here there was great service and food. Staff seemed to be busy but good at their job.

Thank Drapers2014
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Called in for coffee and a cake. The proprietor and staff were very welcoming and the coffee and cakes were very good. Nice to see that some establishments stil value customers. Becoming a bit of a rarity these days. Thank you.

Thank Jacqueline S
Ware, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I stopped for lunch here. What a lovely place with lots of character. It was originally a theatre. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I had fresh muffin with fresh cut ham with 2 poached eggs and sauce on top. It was fabulous. My husband had an omelette and said it was very good. This is... More 

Thank Cherry M
Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wanted somewhere quick to eat found this restaurant on the corner. We were greeted as soon as we enter the restaurant and showed to our table. The waitress came straight over and took our order. The service and the food was 1st class. Thank you to the young girl who ran after us as my husband left his glasses on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262019
once a famous theatre we specialise in homecooked food with yummy homemade sponges to die for.We welcome all humans aswell as doggies.We are right in the heart of Dorchester opposite the County Museum.

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