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The Wise Man Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

The Wise Man is where traditional village pub meets rustic gastro cuisine. Situated in the heart of the pretty village of West Stafford, only two miles from Dorchester, Philip and the team ensure a friendly welcome to all and will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one. We are also close to Hardy's Cottage which can be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful walks or popular cycle routes in the area. Our head chef Leigh leads a passionate team who endeavour to create great flavours and experiences. All of our dishes are made in house using the freshest ingredients and where possible we always buy local and in season. To sum up our menu its a collision of world flavours with rural Dorset and
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice pub with a good atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. Food was excellent - starter and main at least, we were too full for dessert! Would happily return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 222andys
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this lovely pub for a roast with a friend at about 3pm on a Sunday. It was still fairly busy which is always a good sign! Despite this we were seated fairly quickly after being served drinks at the bar (lovely gin selection)....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AmyW292
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the wise man for their champagne breakfast on Christmas eve. Really good choice of continental and cooked breakfast. I opted for smoked salmon, avocado and poached eggs. All freshly cooked to order and great service. Obviously the champagne was pretty good too! We will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 300annao
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We came for lunch as we'd not been here for many years. Quite a varied menu catering for most tastes. We chose steak and kidney pie and venison bourginon, both very tasty and good sized portions. Dessert was espresso martini cheese cake. We were expecting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rezbuz
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Visited after a walk and we all thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday roast. Very nice food and overall great find.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sammytom
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Went to this pub with friends as staying near by in their lodge for one night. Was impressed with the outside of the pub straight away, rustic but modern with a country feel. On entering the pub we had a warm welcome from very pleasant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jonathancrosser
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Myself and 3 other friends visited for lunch . Menu was superb with good amount of choice . Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious . Beautiful country pub in the idyllic setting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q8831VMsharond
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A Monday treat of Beef and red Wine Pie with chips and Beer can't be bad and it was really very good and excellent value. The setting is great though didn't see much of it on a dark, foggy night!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We were recommended this pub by a couple of friends who live locally. The Sunday lunch was very good and the smaller portion child sized roast dinner was welcomed rather than the usual kids type menu, which is also available. Service was a little haphazard...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine029
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were only passing through and came by the pub really just by chance but we left wishing we lived close enough for this to be our local. A pretty pub inside and out with friendly staff and very good food at reasonable prices. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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15 May 2017|
Response from Julian B | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen any vegan options but they may prepare something if you called ahead?
22 February 2015|
Response from SusieDaviesPoole | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In the main bar area.
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