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The Wise Man Inn

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Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
+44 1305 261970
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and partner visited here a couple of days ago as I had heard so many good things about the food. The pub is in a pretty part of Dorset and inside is very cosy and traditional. The food was of a decent quality but a little expensive. I decided to have the pie , advertised as mushroom and beef.... More 

Thank Mike C
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and Nice to have locally produced food on the menu too. Service always tip top the team get it right - drinks never run out and never felt you need to rush your evening either. Desserts are delicious

Thank F0ster5
Bottesford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub, friendly staff and good food. Found it whilst out walking and very impressed. Really busy but they fitted us in. They had run out of the beef burgers so had to rethink order but food was really good. Would definitely return if in area and they didn't mind walkers slightly muddy boots thank goodness.

Thank alibrookes1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become a real gem of a pub for the south Dorset area, friendly staff who are really accommodating right from the owner Philip and his young team, all of whom have a good sense of humour and are keen to ensure the guest comes first. The food is excellent, beers well kept and a perfectly sensibly priced wine... More 

Thank valentineberesford
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to the village about a year ago, and I can say without a word of hesitation that I am absolutely delighted with our local! Simply put, if you want GREAT tasting food, great service, and a convivial pub atmosphere then the Wise Man is a winner on all counts. I rarely review anything, but hats off to these... More 

1 Thank Jason B
Somerset UK
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not living in area we go to this inn for lunch when visiting relatives, food always very good and service faultless even at busy times never a problem if you have not booked. As this Inn is tucked away and does not benefit from passing trade word of mouth is its only way of recommendation. Even a humble lunch time... More 

Thank UrchinwoodSomersetUK
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here, which had been recommended by locals. It was nice to have more than one vegetarian option - and all delicious. Very good quality food and a friendly atmosphere. My meat eating friends were also very happy. I am still thinking about how lovely that meal was... must go back when I am next in... More 

1 Thank EmmaN16
Crete, Greece
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A nice cosy pub in a typical English village and good, hearty food. What more can you ask? We went there for Sunday lunch and had traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pud, with so many different vegetables that we almost lost count of them -- crisp roast potatoes, parsnip, beetroot, mange tout peas, cauliflower cheese (I'm sure I've missed out... More 

1 Thank Cretanexplorer_12
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited for a family birthday lunch. Those invited were coming a long journey from various directions and some were very late, yet the friendly staff were never anything less than cheerful, helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious and portions not too large, which I much prefer, and it was expertly cooked. I only give five stars if the... More 

Thank greenie056
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited the place and can only say that; I live in Vilamoura were in my professional work, I liaise with people from all over the world, all to say I have eaten in almost all kinds of restaurants with excellent food and service standards. I have the great pleasure to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent standards regarding... More 

3 Thank Joaquim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?