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The Greyhound Inn Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
26 High Street | Sydling Saintt Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
+44 1300 341303
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
26 High Street | Sydling Saintt Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here on the way to Bournemouth having seen one of those 'brown' signs at the side of the road. Really pretty village, friendly staff and dog friendly. I had the wild boar burger and my other half the steak, mushroom and guiness pie...really...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We seemed to arrive at a bad time. Nowhere near full but all the staff emphasised how busy they were and that we would have to wait a) to order and b) to eat. As it turned out, we didn't need to order the bread...More

1  Thank TonHoliday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Greyhound Inn on a lovely walk along the Dorset Ridgeway. It is hidden in a deep valley about 4 miles west of Cerne Abbas. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Good local beers and nice indoor...More

1  Thank 621simonf
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We always have our evening meal in the Inn restaurant rather than eating out in places we visit while traveling around Dorset, at least we can have the quarantee the food we will is just great.

1  Thank Antoniaxxx
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We came here for dinner whilst in the area lending to the restaurant's good Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! Staff were very welcoming and the pub had a lovely atmosphere and was decorated tastefully with a real country pub feel. All of...More

1  Thank Sian W
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Treat yourself, you are guaranteed an excellent lunch, great food, excellent service, all you could wish for. We ate in the conservatory, light bright and comfortable. Not for you if you are looking for cheap eats, but worth every penny.

1  Thank Chaspat1
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We eat here on the 25th July. Found it on TripAdvisor while staying at the George Albert Hotel (about 3 miles away). The food, service and price were excellent!!! We would definitely eat here again if we staying in the area. Could not fault it.

1  Thank kevinl1
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was one of the more expensive meals of our holiday but we were left feeling short changed when we left. We ordered drinks at the bar on arrival and these never appeared, until I went looking for them. There were also delays before our...More

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Matthew M, Manager at The Greyhound Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us here at The Greyhound. It is very unfortunate that you left feeling 'short changed' We do take all feedback very seriously, more importantly, if there are any problems, it is imperative to us...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

The food was excellent and the improvements to the restaurant are brilliant have have added to the friendly warm welcome from the staff. There had been a problem with the gas earlier but the chef had rescued the evening service! It was an excellent meal...More

1  Thank tombalchin1990
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is not a restaurant as such, but a pub that provides high quality food and service in a cultured atmosphere in the dining room - I cannot say about the bar area. The menu was fairly short - a good thing, in our view....More

1  Thank AlbertfromDorset
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street | Sydling Saintt Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1300 341303
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A great meal and a great sleep... Local food and proper pillows, that's what we do at the Greyhound. It's a centuries old coaching inn set in an ancient Thomas Hardy village so pretty it takes your breath away. Think of soft, rounded chalk hills, watercress farms, thatched cottages and a trout stream running through then double it and you get Sydling St Nicholas. Add in crisp white sheets, fluffy towels, free wi-fi everywhere and officially the best pub food in Dorset (two Good Pub Guide Awards) and you get the perfect English pub with rooms. We don't call it a boutique pub with rooms but others have so we're not complaining. And all in Dorset's loveliest village. This is 'real' England. Sydling St Nicholas is recorded in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book written in 1086. A collection of pastel painted houses built from flint and stone, it lies in a valley a mile off the main A37 Dorchester to Yeovil road and every route in to our village is chocolate box pretty. There are no street lights so the night sky is carbon black, walk off dinner literally under moonlight or take the torch from your bedroom.
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